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Some asshole scraped the bumper of my car.

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by steven415, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. steven415

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    I discovered this on my car today.. This is on the driver's side. I honestly have no clue when I got this as I rarely park near anyone and give others plenty of space.

    Luckily I have PPF on the front bumper. I'm hopeful that the paint is not messed up, but it's not healing with near boiling water. I probably have to get my front bumper redone with new PPF and maybe some slight touch up paint.
     

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  2. Jimmy 1

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    A good detailer can probably take that right out.
     
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  3. Vines

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    Good thing it hit the ppf and plastic bumper. If it hit metal it might have deformed it.

    Sucks to get hit but at least your PPF did its job and with a minimal cost you'll be back to as good as new.
     
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  4. Gavyne

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    It hurts looking at the pics. Sorry this happened to you.
     
  5. EVS Motors

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    #5 EVS Motors, Aug 21, 2018
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    Sorry that this happened. The damage is too severe for whichever self healing clearbra you have installed. The self-healing property only works on light surface scratches (ones you can't feel) and light swirl marks.

    I don't think a detailer can take that out, assuming the film is damaged (looks like it's ruffled?)

    Most likely your 2 options are
    1. Leave it if you can live with it
    2. Remove the clearbra and install a new one (I know it sucks that the whole thing has to be replaced for such a small area)

    The plus side to this is that your paint isn't damaged most likely. The cost to repaint a bumper + time it's in the shop I think is a bigger pain in the butt.

    Like Vines mentioned above, your PPF did its job which is good!

    I attached 2 pictures below to show you how much damage clearbra can take, so I'm sure your paint is fine :)

    Model S front lip scraped up going a parking lot. Film is ClearGuard Nano.
    [​IMG]

    Film removed:
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. John Beans

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    I got one of those on like Day 3 of owning the car. Most of it wiped off. The rest is easy to touch up, if you have a touch up kit for your color car and you don't have PPF on it.
     
  7. WallyP

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    Ahhhh bummer! So sorry this happened. Is your PPF the XPEL that is supposedly self-correcting? Perhaps try exposing it to direct sun for a couple days, or hit it with a heat gun, to see if it works itself out?
     
  8. Vines

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    The self healing layer of PPF is extremely thin, you can see where it has been broken through (small C shaped marks of stress fracture.) so this damage will not heal, despite that there is still some clear bra covering the area, its one of the under layers that are not self healing.
     
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    Yeah, it's a bummer that some asshole didn't even bother leaving a note. My ppf guy will look at it, maybe he can touch it up, but if he can't I think i'm going to redo the front bumper.
     
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    this is the reason why I installed the dash cam with parking mode....you can catch the hit and run in the act!
     
  11. steven415

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    Well I went to see my PFF installer. He said he's 100% sure the paint under has not been scratched. He'll redo my clearbra for half his front bumper price of $300. However, he's fully booked at this time.
     
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  12. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    What a dick. That sucks.
    Some POS door dinged my car twice in one go, little f***cker.
    People these days!
     
  13. Big Dog

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    had a scape that was even larger on passenger front side. Fortunately, the SC was able to rub/polish it out. (no pff). Looks good as new.

    Dashcam is starting to look valuable......
     
  14. EVS Motors

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    *Shameless plug* if you want a Blackvue dash cam, let me know :)
     
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    Touch Up Guys.com
     
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    :D I need one.

    Where are you guys located?

    I also had this happen to me while supercharging :-/
     
  17. plasmo

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    Ugh. Sorry about this.
    Today is the last day for a 20% off group buy for Blackvue dashcams (about $100 off!).
    Info is located at another well known Model 3 forum. Not sure if I am allowed to say here but you can probably figure it out.
     
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    Can you pm me
     
  19. EVS Motors

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    We're in Houston, but at the very least, I can send you a kit and a local installer can put it in for you with relative ease. I'll DM you.
     

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