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Need Some Accessory to Cover Dent in bottom structure

4palmer

Member
Mar 9, 2020
5
-2
Friday Harbor, Washington
Hit curb.
What is there out there to attach down the side to cover this?
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Payjack

Member
Jun 29, 2020
60
36
Gilbert, Az
Plenty of aftermarket side skirts should cover that, although you may have issues with the mounting spots. Plus you will always have the damage underneath and could potentially even rust.
Why not spend the money and have it fixed?
 
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4palmer

Member
Mar 9, 2020
5
-2
Friday Harbor, Washington
Plenty of aftermarket side skirts should cover that, although you may have issues with the mounting spots. Plus you will always have the damage underneath and could potentially even rust.
Why not spend the money and have it fixed?
Was told by two body shops, have to unweld the bottom. Also told you cant hook up a negative and positive welder to frame with batteries and electronics. Was also told entire quarter body would need to be replaced. Absoultely not going to happen. Thanks for the advice but non of the many side skirts do not go above the crease. Thinking West Systems Epoxy fill then sand and paint.
 

Stanwood Steve

2018 Performance Model 3
Mar 30, 2019
125
164
Stanwood, WA
I had similar damage to my passenger side rocker panel. I took it to a Tesla Approved Body Shop and they said they estimated the repair at just over $13k. I took it to a Tesla body shop, and they did the work for just over $2k (that included a new 20" wheel that had a very slight grind mark on the rim). I asked why the big difference, and it was explained this way - Tesla body shops can "pull" dents but Tesla "approved" shops can not. They have to replace the dented body panels, which is much more involved and costly. Needless to say, I had the Tesla body shop do the work, and it looks brand new. It was a beautiful job.

I see you're in WA state too. I used the Tesla shop in Bellevue.
 

4palmer

Member
Mar 9, 2020
5
-2
Friday Harbor, Washington
I had similar damage to my passenger side rocker panel. I took it to a Tesla Approved Body Shop and they said they estimated the repair at just over $13k. I took it to a Tesla body shop, and they did the work for just over $2k (that included a new 20" wheel that had a very slight grind mark on the rim). I asked why the big difference, and it was explained this way - Tesla body shops can "pull" dents but Tesla "approved" shops can not. They have to replace the dented body panels, which is much more involved and costly. Needless to say, I had the Tesla body shop do the work, and it looks brand new. It was a beautiful job.

I see you're in WA state too. I used the Tesla shop in Bellevue.
Thank you so much.
 

todd2fst4u

Member
Oct 26, 2019
200
140
Menlo Park, CA

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