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Front bumper refinish

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Codemonkey, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Member

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    After ~10k miles, I'm looking to get my front wrapped with a clear bra. Before doing that, I want to get some small rock chips and scratches fixed up.

    I just got a quote from a body shop, ~$1,050 for them to completely strip down and repaint the front bumper.

    Has anybody else been in this boat, does that quote sound reasonable? I was also considering just replacing the bumper, does anyone know what the part cost is directly from Tesla?
     
  2. kev1n

    kev1n Member

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    what color is the car? if its one of the tri coats, its gonna be more expensive and what is the 1k quote for? just a front bumper repaint or does it include a blend job into the hood/fenders?

    how badly chipped is the front bumper? if its not too bad, you can have a shop touch it up before clear bra instead of a full repaint.

    what is the point of replacing the front bumper with a new one? you will still have to get it painted.
     
  3. mcbarnet007

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    anyone know how much is a new nosecone from Tesla?
     
  4. theheff

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    That seems way too high, honestly. I took off my rear bumper last fall and had some scratches/chips repaired and got the whole thing repainted for $300. No paint matching required. The bumpers are not hard to remove and a shop can usually get the work done faster (and cheaper) if you just bring them the part. Here's a really good guide for the front bumper removal.
     

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