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What does Tesla say about baking during the refinish process?

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Per Tesla vehicle-specific body repair manuals, Post-Repair Operations - Baking the Vehicle 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).
  • Maximum HV battery temperature during baking: 60° C (140° F)”

Check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In Tesla?