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Vandalized

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by nishy1, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. nishy1

    nishy1 Member

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    So so so gutted. My P90D got scratched when parked on the street on Saturday night. It's a quiet street, no one comes down it. It's kind of like a back alley way in a very private neighborhood.


    What do you guys think? Easily repairable or a big job? Should i go through insurance?

    tesla scratch.jpg tesla scratch 2.jpg
     
  2. Lloyd

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    Looks like a $1500 paint and blend. Easy fix.
     
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    One reason I always park in the garage at night!
     
  4. Chris TX

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    That doesn't look like vandals to me. It looks like someone nosed the car into something and pulled away, or another vehicle backed into it and drove off. But yes, blending it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  5. nishy1

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    That's weird though - there was no other impact...would have meant an SUV hit it and scratched it and went off but wouldnt there by a bump or ding?
     
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    #6 msnow, Nov 2, 2015
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    That sucks! Easily repairable and probably will cost more than you think but that's why we have insurance. Was it keyed?
     
  7. Chris TX

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    The hood is meant to flex downward due to pedestrian impact requirements. The hood can dent in and out without leaving a mark (but you will cringe when you see it happening.) So yeah, an SUV or truck can easily do something like that. If you're going to park it on a public street, front and back dashcams are a wonderful thing. If a bumper is riding up on your hood, you would have easily made the plate.
     
  8. MsElectric

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    That looks like damage caused by a truck baking up to your car. I think the circular marks were caused by the hood flexing. The good news is this is likely a very easy fix and just be glad that it is only on one "panel"
     
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    This. There's no way a vandal would manage to make three identical marks like that - they all must be from the same event.
     
  10. Dborn

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    The 3 identical patterns certainly look like a mechanical cause. Doesn't mean it was not vindictive though, and if the street is as quiet as you say with lots of parking, then yes, probably deliberate.
     

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