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Paint Repair

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by 100KWH, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. 100KWH

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    I couldn't find a thread for this in the AU forum so apologies if it is covered elsewhere.

    In reversing into a cramped parking spot dad scraped our P100D as shown in the pics. Visual inspection suggests that as it was a scrape, nothing was bumped per se (internals should be fine). We took the car to one of Tesla's authorised body repair shops - Miranda Auto Body - but was quoted over $6k for a slew of fixes, many of which don't actually seem to be releated to a simple paint repair.

    Is this normal? We've never dinged the car in any other circumstance, so it's hard to fathom the full scope of the below-listed repairs is necessary. Has anyone else done a simple paint repair for their Tesla with good quality results? Happy to take some alternative recs (we simply wanted to stay within Tesla's authorised domain of shops).

    I've attached the invoice for reference too.

    (oh and yes, I'm well aware the car needs a wash :D)
     

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    I'd suggest possibly taking it by a professional detailing house (try Project Detail) and see if they can buff it out, if they can't they'll at least make it look 90% better for, I suspect, no more than a few hundred dollars. And if after that, if you still want to fix the last 90%, take it to any reputable automotive painter, doesn't need to be a tesla certified for something this minor as they don't need to order new parts.
     
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  3. 100KWH

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    Thanks for that. I'll put Project Detail on the shortlist. Do you have any recs on reputable paint shops? It's not something I've ever looked into before (when your last car was a 2003 Corolla you really didn't pay attention to this sort of thing...)
     
  4. raynewman

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    I have found that Tesla Shops (usually BMW shops) are poisonously expensive.
    First problem I had was quoted at $1200 - got it fixed for $300 at the local beaters.

    Also had him fix more complex problems later when he had to ring Tesla for help - no problem.
     
  5. rohan3au

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    Hmm, not something I can help with sorry, haven't had many things painted before, only things like wings and side-skirts that I took off myself and dropped to them with the paint code. TBH, Richard from Project Detail (the owner) can likely recommend someone to spray if it comes to that if he can't buff the damage out.
     
  6. Mark E

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    That’s a ridiculous quote
     
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  7. EcoCloudIT

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    I had a whole new bumper fitted, not due to damage but because when I had my body wrap removed paint on the bumper peeled off...it was cheaper to get a whole new bumper, have it painted (by Final Finish, authorised Tesla Panel Shop) and the new bumper re-fitted....seriously only cost a little over $1,200 for the lot....that is a seriously ridiculous quote....
     
  8. 100KWH

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    Glad to hear that this is clearly not normal. I'll be shopping around for sure!
     
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    I had much worse on the wife’s tesla, a bit further back on the wheel arch. A mobile guy came to our home and fixed it up for $700. I then had my detailer give it a good polish. 2 years later still no evidence of the damage. Different city than you so no point in posting the companies involved.
     
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  11. 100KWH

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    Thanks guys. Getting an idea of the expected prices is in itself informative. I'll hit up a few businesses this week and keep price expectations in mind.
     
  12. 100KWH

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    Got a second quote for $2k:
    $1.1k for rear bar plastic
    $900 for rear quarter panel

    Cheaper, technically speaking.

    @paulp at this rate I could be better off driving to your city and get their guys to do mine up! :confused:
     
  13. EcoCloudIT

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    @100KWH buy the bar directly from Tesla and take it over to the paint shop....don't let them mark a $1,000 margin on it cause that is what they're doing at those prices....
     
  14. 100KWH

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    @EcoCloudIT wasn't aware that this is an option but makes sense!

    I did get a final quote (final in that I think it's worth accepting) - $1.9k for paint repair as well as 3x rim rash repairs.
     
  15. EcoCloudIT

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    @100KWH that sounds far more reasonable....especially if they do the running around for you (picking up bar etc.)
     

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