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Another round of how much will it cost?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Wknapp0924, Jun 23, 2017.

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  1. Wknapp0924

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    When I was backing into the garage I clipped the rubber on the door. It left a healthy scratch and a small dent in the bumper.

    I would assume the full bumper cover will need to be replaced and then repainted. Anyone have a ballpark I am looking at?

    I'm just glad I didn't touch the aluminum.
     

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    I got an estimated from a Tesla certified body shop for a similar accident. To make it perfect it will cost a little over $1000, if it's just touch up without removing the bumper (will not look perfect) should be less than $100. You should shop around as most body shops will give you the most expensive option only.
     
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    Forget it, it's totalled.
     
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    Shouldn't be too much, you could also get a used bumper but to make it perfect you will need a new bumper
     
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    I'm going to try a buff and paint and if I'm not satisfied I will do a whole bumper replacement I think.
     
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    Or total it.;);)
     
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    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    I'd take a look at those cars being parted out on TMC's for sale section for someone that had the same color bumper for sale.
     
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    70 k #Salomondrin #RDBLA
     
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    @Wknapp0924 If you just get some touch up paint and buff it out, it won't be perfect, but will save you $2K-$3K plus the hassle and cost of having to drive a rental (or a deductible an insurance increase plus a carfax hit if you choose file a claim). So I guess the cost depends on how much you care your car looks perfect.
     
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    Love that guy and RDB. Drive by there all the time. #SVIPE
     
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    Haha :D I forgot The #SVIPE.
     
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    Had similar (actually actually a smaller scratch, but same depth in the same area) damage and the Tesla authorized body shop told me it would be over $2k for a proper fix or they could put touch up paint on it for free.

    I chose the touch up paint.
     
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    Took it to a local shop and they removed the scratches and repainted the bumper for $200.00. No issue with blending either which was my main concern.

    Will upload pictures tomorrow.
     
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    IMG_3926.JPG IMG_3927.JPG IMG_3926.JPG I’m satisfied.
     

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    Beautiful car.
     

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