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Model 3 Front Bumper Rock Damage

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by sfkeeyan, Mar 15, 2020.

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  1. sfkeeyan

    sfkeeyan New Member

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    First post here..
    I was driving on the highway the other day when I heard a loud thud. Turns out I hit a rock, damaged my front bumper. Fairly decent scratch and a bit of paint damage on the bumper plastic. I guess it seems minor but I get more annoyed everytime I look at it, especially since I got the car recently..any ideas on a fix?
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    sfkeeyan New Member

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    Tried the Tesla paint kit, didn’t work btw.
     
  3. 03DSG

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    Bumper cover repair and repaint probably your best bet. Amazing how well a good shop can repair bumper covers. My rear bumper cover repair/repaint without the sensor/bracket replacement mine required was around $1000 and it came out great.
     
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    Looks like you're looking at a repair and repaint. If you end up going that route I would look into getting clear bra on your front bumper to protect the new paint from knicks and dings like these.
     
  5. TLLMRRJ

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    Such a minor damage that I would try a local mobile bumper repair service. A good one would make it like new, and wouldn't be very expensive. If it's not a great job, then you can go to a body shop, or get a new Tesla pre-painted bumper, without losing out too much money from trying the mobile bumper repair.
     
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    If you want it done right and to look good it'll need to be sanded out and repainted. Very simple job for any decent body shop
     

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