TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Repairing a dent on the bumper

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by metafor, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. metafor

    metafor Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Portland, OR
    So I did a booboo :(

    I backed into a bucket that was up against a wall and it scraped my bumper. Not only that, it's slightly dented. I was wondering what people's experiences were with repairing vs replacing the bumper. Since it's aluminum (right?) it can't really be reformed back into its original shape. So am I hosed? What's the normal cost for body shops to repair if possible?
  2. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

    Jul 31, 2013
    Southern California
    Bumpers are plastic. Can you take a few photos? If the bumper is actually dented, I'm not sure it can be re-formed back as the plastic has memory and stays that way. But, without seeing it, hard to tell.
  3. MarkR

    MarkR Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    N. Scottsdale, AZ

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.