This wasn't the first I was hoping to get, but I suspect I may have an unchallenged claim to being the first Model S backed into by a Previa. My friends' actually! On their driveway.
Thankfully, the damage couldn't be more minor, some scratches on the passenger rear bumper panel behind the wheel. A bit of dustup on the paint armor that sadly didn't go quite far enough back. And a tiny chip of missing paint. Size of 2 pinheads.
I believe that the scratches will be able to be buffed out (they disappear when the panel is wet, so I think the paint is okay). Since I live in Vancouver I have several months until anyone could notice, so I will make an arrangement with my car detailer friend to get that done.
But the chip of paint missing -- how does one come up with a vial of touchup paint? For Sig Red? I called Tesla today in Toronto and they thought they might have seen a box of black touchup paint here, but no Sig Red. Is someone out there that got a white production hoarding up all the sig red and is going to do their own upgrade??? Or is there just no supply to be had?
I've read that nothing bad will happen to the exposed aluminum so I probably don't need to be in a hurry, but I'm curious if anyone out there has any info on touchup paint.
Ironically, my previous car came with some that I never ever needed to use in the 8 years I had it. Model S lasted only 5 weeks But if it needed its first scrape to happen, this is one I wanted.