Body Repair Tesla Model X DIY (Front Bumper)

Each of us knows the Tesla Car does not break down as often as an internal combustion engine. Is it true? Yes, it is true, because it has fewer different mechanisms and details. But body repair is a common problem for both an electric car and an internal combustion engine. And you will not be able to avoid it in the future. We are going to see Repair Guidelines for Front Bumper for Tesla Car in this article.

Repair Guidelines for Tesla Front Bumper

Tesla has taken care of creating recommendation materials to help you find need information about methods and practices for body repair Tesla. Of course, before you started do body repair of Tesla you have need to have knowledge of motor vehicle and high voltage electrical component repairs, so if you have not special knowledge it will be better to go to repair professionals.

Model S vehicles built after April 10, 2016, all Model X and Model 3 vehicles, have a radar sensor located behind the front bumper fascia. Model S and all Model 3 vehicles built after April 10, 2016, all Model X vehicles, have a radar sensor located behind the front bumper fascia, so have to use the special requirements when repairing the front bumper fascia on the Tesla.

The thickness of the paint must not exceed the permissible parameters in the radar area. The maximum paint thickness in the radar area on a front bumper fascia is 300 microns. Such paint thickness is approximately 1 factory coat and 1 recoat. Radar sensor located behind the front bumper fascia you can see on the Figure.

Radar sensor location Tesla Model
Radar sensor location Tesla Model

To determine paint coat thickness use a special measurement tool PosiTector 200 or Phase II UTG-2900 Ultrasonic. Carefully Sand the component to expose the base plastic, and then count the requirement paint layers. If you see that a front bumper fascia requires repainting, you must be removed all paint in the radar area down to the base plastic before repainting.

Tesla Front Bumper repair

The radar sensor is calibrated to the factory thickness of the plastic so the removing excessive plastic material in this area might result in incorrect radar function. You need avoid removing the base plastic material in the radar area.

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