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Update: Thanks to the Resilience of the Cybertruck’s Bare Stainless Steel Exterior, Tesla was able to Restore the 50 Vandalized Cybertrucks to Pristine Condition in less than a Day

A new video, revisiting the same Tesla fulfillment center where 50 or so Cybertrucks were previously vandalized using spray paint, shows that Tesla was able to restore the vehicles to pristine condition in less than a day—stainless steel to the rescue.

A couple of days ago, we reported an act of vandalism that targeted about 50 Tesla Cbyertrucks parked at a Tesla fulfillment center in Miami, Florida.

Under cover of night, yet-to-be-identified perpetrators vandalized the parked Cybertrucks using spray paint, writing obscenities against Elon Musk all over the vehicles’ hoods and sides.

An Instagram user with the handle @onlyindade shared a video showing rows of spray-painted Tesla Cybertrucks following the incident.

The nature of the attacks against the Tesla Cbyertrucks was interesting, given that the perpetrators did not spray paint other Tesla vehicles, including several Model Ys, Model Ss, and Model 3s parked at the lot.

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From the initial reports, it doesn’t seem like the individuals behind the attack also stole any vehicles or parts and directly wrote insults against Elon Musk, suggesting that this might have been a personally or politically motivated case.

Whatever the motivation behind the attacks, Tesla has restored the customer-destined Cybertrucks to their original pristine condition in less than a day.

In our previous report on this matter, we speculated on how Tesla might be able to remove the spray paint from the Cybertrucks.

As you are all familiar with by now, unlike any other vehicle on the road, the Cybertruck does not have an exterior coat of paint. Depending on the type of paint these individuals used, that could be advantageous or disadvantageous.

However, in this case, it appears that the Cybertrucks' exposed stainless steel made cleaning the spray paint off the vehicles particularly simple.

A day after the Cybertruck spray paint incident, Mike Sand, who goes by the handle @thou_sand, revisited the same Tesla fulfillment where the Cybertrucks were vandalized. Mike's video on TikTok shows that every spray-painted Cybertruck is now squeaky clean.

Not only has Tesla been able to remove the paint on the Cybertruck, but the vehicles look even more shiny and stunning thanks to the deep cleaning.

As you can imagine, if the Cybertruck had a painted surface, removing spray paint from the vehicle would have been much more difficult since it would require removing a layer of paint from another layer of paint.

However, the Cybertruck’s stainless steel exterior has allowed Tesla to easily use chemicals that dissolve paint without harming the underlying structure.

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When Tesla and Elon Musk first conceived of a truck design that did not require a painted exterior, I’m sure the ability to remove spray-painted insults from the vehicle quickly wasn’t at the top of their mind; however, Tesla’s belief that a durable vehicle should not have an external flimsy layer of paint has paid off dividends in an unexpected way.

Another thing to note here is that when the attack against the Cybertrucks took place, there were many questions about why Tesla did not have security guarding the vehicles overnight.

There were also questions about how random passersby easily gained access to the car lot and filmed the aftermath of the Cybertruck attacks. However, despite the potential loss of millions of dollars in vehicle inventory, Tesla doesn’t appear to have learned its lesson.

We are happy to see an update on the Cybertruck attacks and that the vehicles have been restored to their original condition; however, Mike Sand, who shared the video on TikTok, does not appear to have any affiliation with Tesla, but he was still permitted to go through the lot and access all the vehicles.

This is particularly concerning since no publicly available information indicates the individuals behind the Cybertruck vandalism act have been apprehended.

Seeing how easily Tesla was able to fix its first attack, the same vandals might come back to do more harm to the stored Cybertrucks.

Overall, we are happy to see the spray-painted Cbyertrucks restored to their original condition. This is all the information we have currently; however, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as the story unfolds.

Until then, make sure to visit our site,, regularly for the latest updates.

So, what do you think? Are you surprised that Tesla was able to restore the Cbyertrucks to pristine condition following the attack so quickly? Also, what do you think is behind these targeted attacks against Tesla and Elon Musk? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below by clicking the red “Add new comment” button.

Image: Screenshot from Mike Sand's TikTok video

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and the evolution of the EV space daily for several years. He covers everything about Tesla, from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.