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What care should be taken for giving vehicle to a body shop?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by vadhris, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. vadhris

    vadhris Member

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    after much deliberations, I have decided to move forward with a body shop close to my home for clear bra and silicon coating.

    I checked out the shop couple of days back - it is part of a strip where several other body shops are there. When I asked what he needs from to drop off the vehicle, he said just the car and the key card. there is no paper work etc - he will send me pictures are things are progressed, and i will pick up the vehicle in couple of days.

    is this normal? to leave your car with a body shop and no handover paper work etc?

    the only other times i had to go to a body shop was when insurance referred me - where everything was documented.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. GWord

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    You can ask for proof of GL insurance. I would also ask about their ability to keep it charged if it is going to be there for any length of time.
     
  3. boiler81

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    I would ask if they have the Model 3 specific jacking pads. Often body and detailing shops need to jack cars. If they haven't work on a Model 3 they may not be aware of critical jacking locations, or have special pads.
     
  4. EVS Motors

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    Every shop is different. Some are much more laid back than others. Invoices/paperwork can sometimes be given at the end when the job is completed.
     
  5. Nocturnal

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    Put in in Valet mode and remind them that you can track the car very easily. ;)
     
  6. vadhris

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    dropped off my vehicle at the shop. Going for XPEL to doors only, and cermaic gold package
     
  7. SMAlset

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    Is this custom where they will wrap the door edges? I get doing the doors (we did a full body wrap on our MS) but will say that most people will cover the front bumper and frunk lid of their car to protect against stones and road debris impacting the front from normal driving on our "pristine" roads.
     

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