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Model 3 Bumper Protector for NYC Garage?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by parkds_nyc, May 29, 2018.

  1. parkds_nyc

    parkds_nyc Member

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    I am taking delivery of my Model 3 in less than 2 weeks and need to purchase a set of bumper guards for it. The car is being kept in a NYC garage which means it is destined to be beaten up by the garage attendants. Does anyone (especially with NYC garage experience) have a recommendation for a product to protect the bumpers? Did you purchase the guard for the front, rear, or both front and rear?

    If you aren't familiar with NYC garages, they are all valet style parking and the cars are parked (and moved) similar to that board game Rush Hour, often with attendants having to go through multiple passenger cabins or walk on cars to get out of / into a vehicle. PPF unfortunately will not save it from impacts and dents and the bigger concern is contact from other cars being moved, not the Model 3 driving into something.
     
  2. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    They really walk on your cars?!?!?! Holy cow!
     
  3. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Just wait for full autonomous mode and you can have the car roam around town empty until you need it again. I'll bet the cost of electricity to do that is cheaper than parking, too. Of course... just kidding!
     
  4. buddhra

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    There is no way I would buy a nice, new car and keep it somewhere like that. You need another car to be your Model 3's protector!
     
  5. krowbar

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    I should be getting my M3 over the next couple of months and have a similar issue. I have an Audi Allroad that has a bumpshox in the front (that my garage guys recommended I install). Over the past few years the rear bumper has gotten pretty scratched up. I am thinking about getting the BumperBlocker set - has full bumper protection for both front and back. It looks like it adjusts to fit pretty well. I will throw them in the trunk/frunk when I leave the garage. Only downside I can see is that it has to strap to the wheel well which may get nicked up. Let me know what you ended up using and how it has worked.
     
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