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I went to go wash the truck at a self-service car wash, where I just use the pressure washer and hand wash my truck. I was spraying an area on the right-side on the gear tunnel when I noticed something strange happening. The clear coat (I think) started to peel off. o_O Attached a photo to show... ugh.

Rivian R1T R1S [Factory PPF damaged] Rivian painted our vehicles with crayons Screenshot 2024-05-10 at 1.27.42 PM


Rivian R1T R1S [Factory PPF damaged] Rivian painted our vehicles with crayons Screenshot 2024-05-10 at 1.27.37 PM
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OooooooOOooooo gotcha! Phew. Good to know. Do you know if that's repairable (or if it even should be)? Or is that something that should come off then get reapplied?
 

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OooooooOOooooo gotcha! Phew. Good to know. Do you know if that's repairable (or if it even should be)? Or is that something that should come off then get reapplied?
Your choice is to rip it off and have some PPF reapplied or just rip it off and forget about it.

Personally it's a truck so I went for option 2 when this happened to me off-roading.
 

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What did you drop on it? Looks like something came down on the "hips" of the truck.
 

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That amount of damage requires a new application of PPF/wrap.
 

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Cheap enough... Remove and replace.
 
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Good to know 👍 I'll have a local place install new bandaids.
 
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What did you drop on it? Looks like something came down on the "hips" of the truck.
What do you mean? If you see something I don't, it might just be lighting for the car wash bay I was in hitting it funny.
 

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What do you mean? If you see something I don't, it might just be lighting for the car wash bay I was in hitting it funny.
The blue crayon looking mark, I had a similar yellow one when I dropped something out of the bed and it nicked the gear tunnel door, but luckily no damage.
 

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The blue crayon looking mark, I had a similar yellow one when I dropped something out of the bed and it nicked the gear tunnel door, but luckily no damage.
Ahh gotcha. Not sure where that came from. Maybe someone drew on it with an actual crayon 😅. But really, if I were to guess, someone may have knicked the truck and caused that while I wasn't around it. Back then the Gear Bear thing only recorded events like that when it wanted to lol
 

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You have to be careful with pressure washers and PPF, especially around the edges and damaged areas.
 

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What did you drop on it? Looks like something came down on the "hips" of the truck.
That is 100% damaged PPF. I do wonder what hit OP, or OP hit with that door when it opened.
 
 




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