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Hail Damage Repair Wyoming?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by pox, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. pox

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    I was on my way back from Casper yesterday and with out warning I saw a bunch of cars on the side of the road and then a massive hail storm! It was crazy loud and I was afraid that my pano roof might brake. After it passed the all the glass was okay but my car looks a bit like a golf ball with at least 22 dents I have found so far. They are on hood, trunk, sides of the pano roof and one of the rear side panels. I called my insurance state farm and they said to find a shop to get it repaired, I call Tesla and they said there are no certified shops in Wyoming and to just find a shop that can work on aluminum.
    Any recommendations on a shop? If not in Wyoming I could go to Colorado or Utah.
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    I can't help you with a repair shop but I feel you pain...22 dents, unbelievable. Good luck with the repair.
     
  3. pox

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    I wonder if the dents can be removed or if they will have to replace the hood and panels?
     
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    Ouch!! That's painful to look at. I've had the unfortunate opportunity to go through that also, $11,000 dollars worth. Ours was a steel body car but I can vouch for the ability of a good paint-less dent repair technician. They can work wonders. Here is a video I found online working with an aluminum hood. From the work I've seen being done this guy is pretty skilled. Not saying a body panel might not need replacing but this may be a great alternative.

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    My S85D had two quarter sized dents in the hood from coming too close to a sudden tornado back in April. I got them fixed at Dent Away in Fort Collins. I had a couple other quotes from other paintless dent repair shops and the others were quite a bit more expensive. If Colorado is not too far of a drive, I recommend Dent Away as a great shop that can do aluminum. You can't tell where the dents were now. Good luck with getting your car fixed.
     
  6. pox

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    It's about 5 hours way, my sister lives there. If I can't find something closer I'll have to call on Monday.

     
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    Hail Masters is a Paintless Dent Repair Shop in Cheyenne, Wy. Located at 4912 Ridge Rd. World class results and are experts with aluminum. 1-866-GOT-HAIL.
     
  8. pox

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    hailmasters have you done worked on a Tesla before? You might want to call up Tesla and see if you can get added to their list of certified repair shops.
    I would feel better taking my 100K car to a Tesla approve shop.

     
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    Hailmasters, I'm assuming you work there?

    Has your shop worked on any Teslas? Just curious about your experience...Any photos of Tesla work?
     
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    Hello Pox. I have extensive experience working on very high line vehicles. I have done work on vehicles before going through the Barrett-Jackson Auction House in Scottsdale, Az. I have traveled the world repairing autos that have been damaged by hail. I've not actually worked on a Tesla however the panels are accessible just as other high line vehicles are. My repairs are flawless and I encourage my customer to watch the process of repair if it makes them more comfortable. I am not aware of any paintless dent removal companies that are Tesla approved. However, you have given me an idea and maybe I will be the first. Please contact me if you have any questions or If I can give any suggestions or advice for repair. 1-866-GOT-HAIL? Thanks, Bob
     
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    I got the car out into the day light and there are way more dents then I had thought on the hood. Might another 10 smaller less deep dents. It's hard to get pictures of them the car is very reflective.
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    Unfortunately I think this is going to get totaled out
     
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    Turns out there are a few shops in town that work on aluminum so I'm getting quotes now. Here are some better photos with tape on the dents.
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    Ouch! Ouch! Ouchouchouchouchouchouch!!!!!!!

    Please keep us informed....and that the vehicle didn't get totaled.

    Ouch!
     
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    At least I know how strong the glass roof is now, It was crazy loud and we thought the glass might break at the time.
     
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    Please do keep us updated on this. Sorry to hear about the damage to your car! :(
     
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    I took it to a couple places for a quote, waiting to here back from them and the insurance. I was planing on driving it down to Vegas this weekend and having the LTE upgrade done. No so sure I should now.
     
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    I had PDR done on mine to remove about 75 dents from dime to quarter size hail. Dents were all pulled and the car looks like new. I don't have any before pictures but the worst hits were a 1/2 inch depression in the A pillar right above where it meets the fender and a 3/4 depression in the middle of the hood. Some trim was also replaced and the total came out to about $5600.
     
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    Who did you use?

     

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