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Pearl White Paint Match for Bumper

SeanSethi81

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Nov 15, 2020
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Vancouver
Hello, I need to have a bumper painted in pearl white. I'm worried it won't match the hood/fenders. The shop said they will use the paint code and match it but also said that pearl white usually always looks somewhat off if its not factory.

Anyone have experience with this?
 

HockeyRooster

Member
Apr 27, 2021
37
22
Edmonton
No first hand experience but pearls are hard to colour match. Normally they would blend the adjoining panels so that the repaint looks better / is not noticeable.

I just had a dent PDR’d instead of fixing the panel on my truck (that also has white pearl) to avoid blending to the other panels.
 

DrLOAC

Member
Mar 12, 2021
122
263
Houston
So after doing this:
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By scrapping it on the of the garage I had to get the front bumper replaced.

Here it is after repair by the Tesla Service Center:
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It might be colored slightly differently but to be frank I normally can’t tell and neither has anyone else said anything.
 

hoje00

New Member
Oct 31, 2019
3
0
Tampa, Florida
I have a 2019 Peal White and I ordered the touch up kit from Tesla. It did not match and was too dark. I had to let the touch up kit settle for a few hours, got some ultra white touch up from the auto parts store. Applied a coat of the white, let it dry then i saw the iridescent pearl on top of the Tesla touch up kit and barely touched the white spots. It’s not 100% but it’s 90% and you have to look close to see the spots
 

lunar_dust

Member
Dec 18, 2020
32
22
Los Angeles
I had some rock dings on my bumper and applied the touch up kit from Tesla. Well, the kit sucks and the color is way off. It doesn't even match and seeing the bumper is plastic, it's even harder to make the touch up paint dry correct. My paint was too light and no amount of application covered up the dings.
 

DrLOAC

Member
Mar 12, 2021
122
263
Houston
~$1750. Expensive lesson but less than it could have been. Took them 8 days but they were delayed two days due to power outages from storms. (yay Texas)

There's a lot of hardware integrated to the bumper so you end up getting new fog lights and I think sensors. So it's not just the bumper, then they have to paint it.
 
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