Tesla Model X Falcon Wing Doors Explored, Explained, Dents Removed – Video

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 12

Tesla Model X Falcon Door Exposed

Though this Like Tesla video focuses largely on a paint-less dent repair on a Tesla Model X, there’s a brief, but highly detailed discussion (and visual examination) of the Model X’s Falcon Wing doors.

Like, for example, did you know that the sensors on the Falcon Wing doors are so sensitive that each door can only have approximately 3 mils of paint applied. Any more and the sensors will be affected by the weight of the paint. As explained in the video, this means that the doors typically need to be stripped first prior to repainting.

Back to the paint-less dent repair. Seen in action, the work of a paint-less dent repair pro is like magic before eyes. Now you see it…now you don’t.

Best of all, paint-less dent repair is usually only $50-$100 per dent, which of course is much less expensive than stripping paint from the Falcon Wing doors, patching the dents, priming, sanding, painting and on and on.

Dent Removal Process

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13 responses to "Tesla Model X Falcon Wing Doors Explored, Explained, Dents Removed – Video"

  1. Kdawg says:

    There was a local guy by me that would fix dents this way. He did a really good job and was usually booked weeks in advance.

    1. jelloslug says:

      It’s amazing some of the dents that a good PDR guy can remove.

  2. unlucky says:

    3mm is a lot of paint. I can’t imagine that would come up.

    But it’s pretty nutty that the doors would be that sensitive. I would think I could get enough water on the doors to be an equivalent amount of weight to 3mm of paint.

    1. jelloslug says:

      3 mils, not 3mm. 3 mils is .75mm or about 1/32 of an inch.

      1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

        It’s actually much thinner than that. A mil is a thousandth on an inch or 0.001 inches. In metric measurements, a mil is equal to 0.0254 millimeters or approximately 1/40th of a millimeter. That makes 3 mils equal to 0.0762 millimeters or 3/1000 of an inch (approximately 1/333 of an inch).

        1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

          Thank you!

          I, too, was struggling with the concept of paint on a car that’s more than a tenth of an inch thick!

          Ummm… no, not likely.

      2. GoBlue88 says:

        Is the article incorrect then? It says “approximately 3 millimeters”. That’s over 1/10th of an inch.

      3. unlucky says:

        Okay. That makes more sense. Must be a typo in the article.

        Although it would be 1/320th of an inch.

        And it seems like that means it would be even easier to have enough water on the door to exceed that figure. Maybe there’s more to the story than indicated here.

        1. Jim Hong says:

          Water has a different ease of transmission than that of dried shiny aluminum-filled paint…I’m not a physics guy, but I know water i different from solid paint…

      4. Steven says:

        The article says “3 millimeters”.
        I was thinking that’s a lot too, but then Bondo…

        1. Martin Winlow says:

          It says *’3 mills’*, FCOL! Try and keep up!

          1. GoBlue88 says:

            It did in fact, say “3 millimeters” originally. Somebody corrected it.

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