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Pre-painted Parts Replacement / Bay Area, CA?

woodisgood

Slightly faster than 5mph
Jul 26, 2018
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16,298
San Francisco
Model 3 took a heavy flying road debris to the nose, severely denting the hood and gouging the front bumper/fascia down to the metal. My scheduled appt at San Rafael was canceled - they said that they have temporarily suspended collision repair to support vehicle deliveries.

Asking here since it's not possible to randomly contact a specific SC. Does anyone know if this applies to all Bay Area SCs and for how long this may be the case? I'd much prefer Tesla simply replacing the hood and front bumper over having a 3rd party body shop do repair and paint.
 

woodisgood

Slightly faster than 5mph
Jul 26, 2018
2,823
16,298
San Francisco
Did you try the first party body repair center in San Jose?

Body Shop Support

Not yet but that’s a good idea. Just got an estimate from a 3rd party body shop for $4k and 3-4 business days. Seems a new bumper and hood would probably be cheaper and faster. The cost isn’t a huge deal since either way I’m out my $500 comprehensive deductible but one route just seems easier, no?
 

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