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It finally happened, now I'm looking for paint shops in Tucson. Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Xminusuno, May 24, 2018.

  1. Xminusuno

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    Parking far away from other cars wasnt enough, some dummy clipped my front end and didn't leave a note. The damage looks mostly cosmetic. Now I want to find somewhere to fix it in Tucson or maybe Phoenix. Any recommendations?
     
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    Sorry to hear that... some people are terrible :( I took my old BMW to Formula 1 Collision Center and had an excellent experience there.

    596 E 23rd St, Tucson, AZ 85713
    (520) 369-4291
     
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    Make sure the sensor bracket under the sheet metal wasn't damaged. If it was, you may have to replace the sheet metal. Sorry to be such a pessimist, but my Model 3 has been in the shop for 6 weeks waiting for a plastic body part.
     
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  5. Xminusuno

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    I get the pessimism. I've checked and the senor is still working and there doesn't appear to be any damage below the bumper, so I have some hope that I can escape needing parts. If I can't escape parts I'll be driving a rental for a while.

    Thanks gtmotor, I reached out for a quote from Formula1.
     
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    A guy that was good with touchup could repair that, but metallic is a little more difficult to get perfect.!
     
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    Time to invest in a dash cam that has parking mode!
     
  8. Brando

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    relax ... 3 deep breaths (maybe 10 - slowly) wait for a month or two - see how many people notice - seriously

    another tip - for sure, don't use insurance money to fix

    Put the money toward future re-paint job. You might want that custom paint job some day.
     
  9. Xminusuno

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    That is solid life advice all around. I'm going to get some quotes and see what the experts say it will cost, then decide if it's worth it for me. I might delay and put money towards one of those fancy protection films on the bumper when I decide I've had enough of looking at it. I already love the stock color so I don't see myself changing it. I had noticed a rock chip or two previously so it would be nice worrying less about those.
     
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