Damaged trunk lid

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GRiMm-V-

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After 14 months of incident free awesomeness, I goofed and backed into my garage door while it was opening. Sensors didn't go off, but I assume that was because the door had opened approximately half way (height past the ultrasonics). The top of the trunk lid hit the door handle causing the dent seen below.

Got a couple of quotes from Tesla approved body shops as the service center here in PDX said they wouldn't do these. (they only do bumpers for now) Both quotes were in the $3k+ range.

Given its a point dent + paint scrapes on the seam + another dent to the left of the badge, does it make sense to just cover it with a spoiler? Would the spoiler even hold on properly?
Anyone else with knowledge on how much a new trunk lid might cost?
(worst case I live with it as a reminder to wait for the garage door to open fully before backing out)
 

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That's going to take more than a spoiler to fix. Sorry. I'm guessing you will need a new trunk which might be $1000+
 

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After 14 months of incident free awesomeness, I goofed and backed into my garage door while it was opening. Sensors didn't go off, but I assume that was because the door had opened approximately half way (height past the ultrasonics). The top of the trunk lid hit the door handle causing the dent seen below.

Got a couple of quotes from Tesla approved body shops as the service center here in PDX said they wouldn't do these. (they only do bumpers for now) Both quotes were in the $3k+ range.

Given its a point dent + paint scrapes on the seam + another dent to the left of the badge, does it make sense to just cover it with a spoiler? Would the spoiler even hold on properly?
Anyone else with knowledge on how much a new trunk lid might cost?
(worst case I live with it as a reminder to wait for the garage door to open fully before backing out)
If you’ve not already, I’d check with Artistic in Beaverton. I’m in vancouver, but still would go to them if needed.
 

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If you’ve not already, I’d check with Artistic in Beaverton. I’m in vancouver, but still would go to them if needed.
That was one of my quotes. Them and Precision auto Body on Canyon. I ended up talking to Tesla Service and they are trying to get the cost for a new lid (factory painted) incl labor in the next couple of days. The person I spoke to seemed to think that the quotes I received were substantially high. lets see what happens