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#1 OFFLINE   campngolf

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:39 PM

I know it might just be an OCD thing, but every time I open the charge port door I can't help but think that eventually the paint on the "press here" spot may wear off/fade. Even though I try to spin my thumb with the rotation of the door, it still pops into my little pea brain.

 

But I guess if that's the only thing I'm worrying about with the car, that's not too bad.









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#2 OFFLINE   bro1999

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 03:36 AM

I know it might just be an OCD thing, but every time I open the charge port door I can't help but think that eventually the paint on the "press here" spot may wear off/fade. Even though I try to spin my thumb with the rotation of the door, it still pops into my little pea brain.

 

But I guess if that's the only thing I'm worrying about with the car, that's not too bad.

 

You could always cut out :wink:  a piece of clear 3M film and affix it to that spot.


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#3 OFFLINE   dontfret

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:38 AM

I know it might just be an OCD thing, but every time I open the charge port door I can't help but think that eventually the paint on the "press here" spot may wear off/fade. Even though I try to spin my thumb with the rotation of the door, it still pops into my little pea brain.

 

But I guess if that's the only thing I'm worrying about with the car, that's not too bad.

Do you believe the skin on your thumb is harder than the clearcoat on the car?  More likley to wear off your fingerprint first!! The only possibility I see for paint damage is if your car is so dirty there is enough grit on the paint and your are grinding that into the paint.  Same reason not to use a dirty sponge to wash your car.  But between the clearcoat and some auto wax you should be fine!!



#4 OFFLINE   Kermit

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

To me, it's not much different from opening and closing the driver's door every time I get into and out of the car. And I've never worn through paint doing that. :)



#5 OFFLINE   viajero

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

I've had my car for almost two years, and open and close the charge door at least 3 times a day.  I can't see any wear on it.



#6 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

I just push on the entire door with multiple fingers and/or body parts to open it.



#7 OFFLINE   Ely94

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:01 AM

That cheap door will break long before you wear through the clear coat


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#8 OFFLINE   mrweatherbee

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

That cheap door will break long before you wear through the clear coat

same



#9 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:53 PM

If you bang it up and you're careless with it then yes.

 

Or if you have kids to break it for you then yes also!

 

-=>Raja.



#10 OFFLINE   miboje

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 07:27 AM

We just noticed on our brand new Energi that the paint is already wearing off the outside edge of the charge port door. :(










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