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The varying degrees of acceptance and denial among the CT owners in that thread referenced by the article is my favorite part.
 

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The varying degrees of acceptance and denial among the CT owners in that thread referenced by the article is my favorite part.
That thread attached though:

OP said:
My Cybertruck is rusting!
Next Response said:
Congrats on your purchase ...
Later Response said:
Oh my...

I feel like this has gone from slightly amusing to actually sad.
 

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It’s like those color changing hot wheels my son has… except uglier.
 

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Rivian R1T R1S Now they tell us! 1707930408576
 

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I saw the article about it yesterday:

"The manual...says: 'To prevent damage to the exterior, immediately remove corrosive substances (such as grease, oil, bird droppings, tree resin, dead insects, tar spots, road salt, industrial fallout, etc.). Do not wait until Cybertruck is due for a complete wash. If necessary use denatured alcohol to remove tar spots and stubborn grease stains, then immediately wash the area with water and a mild, non-detergent soap to remove the alcohol.'
It sounds like a lot of work if even a five-minute dash for milk might result in a midge besmirching the body. Tesla explicitly states: "The stainless steel exterior of Cybertruck is more resistant to dents and dings than most other vehicles. However, Cybertruck does not have a clear coat on the surface of the exterior body panels, meaning any scratches that appear are in the stainless steel panels themselves."

"Stainless" indeed...sorta like those Rivian rock sliders, I guess?
 

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based on what i read, there's no clear proof that's rust. not saying it might not be rust but way too soon to come to that conclusion based on a few posts.

that being said, Tesla has stated numerous times they had to come up with their own unique steel for the CT so its possible there may be a defect or weakness. if i wrapped my CT, i'd certainly be wondering if its rusting underneath.
 

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I read some owners claiming it's just railyard dust that is oxidizing.
Still...
I'll be honest, it does look like that.

I had a white 2016 mazda 6 commuter at one point and that exact same thing happened to it. Looked almost identical to the photos. Clay bar and a bit of light polish removed all of it. The big question will be, will the oxidation come back on the CT? Because it never did on my 6...
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