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Tesla doesn't have any "minimum wage porters". Tesla should train delivery centers to prep the cars to acceptable standards. IMO, that would include removing any industrial contamination before delivery unless the customer specifically requests it not be prepped. One thing I'm very glad about is that none of my Tesla have been delivered with that awful glossy, wet look, tire sidewall goop! I dislike that stuff with a passion!

I know some people like it, and used sparingly, and with some elbow grease, it can be a nice touch, but it's generally just slathered on in an unsightly manner. It's far too easy to overdo it.
What you suggest is the equivalent of expecting them to clay bar every vehicle. What manufacturer does this? The ones who care about it wrap the vehicle during transport/storage because that is cheaper than the labor to do correction. The most you'll get out of Tesla, or most other brands, is a wash.
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What you suggest is the equivalent of expecting them to clay bar every vehicle. What manufacturer does this? The ones who care about it wrap the vehicle during transport/storage because that is cheaper than the labor to do correction. The most you'll get out of Tesla, or most other brands, is a wash.
You don't need a clay bar to remove iron deposits from bare stainless steel! Sure, that works but it wouldn't be the quickest most cost-effective method.
 

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I’m surprised they don’t wrap the CTs going by rail. And why would the new owner have to clean his brand new CT? The delivery prep should get all those spots removed before delivering the CT.
Got mine with same thing. Took all day to prep the vehicle but the hood has all these spots? It's 100k and the spots are left on? I didn't notice until I got home. I do have bar keepers and windex so today. I'll be rubbing away. sad.
 

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Tesla doesn't have any "minimum wage porters". Tesla should train delivery centers to prep the cars to acceptable standards. IMO, that would include removing any industrial contamination before delivery unless the customer specifically requests it not be prepped. One thing I'm very glad about is that none of my Tesla have been delivered with that awful glossy, wet look, tire sidewall goop! I dislike that stuff with a passion!

I know some people like it, and used sparingly, and with some elbow grease, it can be a nice touch, but it's generally just slathered on in an unsightly manner. It's far too easy to overdo it.
Correct, they don't have minimum wage porters.

But if the delivery centers were to be trained to prep the car to acceptable standards, they'd have to get minimum wage porters.

You don't pay someone 50k per year to wash cars.
 

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Got mine with same thing. Took all day to prep the vehicle but the hood has all these spots? It's 100k and the spots are left on? I didn't notice until I got home. I do have bar keepers and windex so today. I'll be rubbing away. sad.
Early adopter tax, but yea, for $120k you would think they would clean it before handing it over to a customer.

Let us know how long it took you to get it looking like it should, 30mins, 3hours?
 

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Early adopter tax, but yea, for $120k you would think they would clean it before handing it over to a customer.

Let us know how long it took you to get it looking like it should, 30mins, 3hours?
for the hood it only took 2 minutes. Bar Keepers, then windex. done.
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