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What does Tesla say about baking during the refinish process?

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Per Tesla Body Repair Tech Note: Parameters for Baking Model S and Model X After Painting:
“After painting Model S or Model X, it is acceptable to “bake” (force dry) the vehicle in a paint booth with the HV battery installed as long as neither of the following parameters are exceeded:

  • Maximum baking time: 45 minutes.
  • Maximum baking temperature: 165° F (74° C).”

Click here for the complete Tesla Body Repair Tech Note: Parameters for Baking Model S and Model X After Painting