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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    Hey everyone, sorry for the loooooong delay in getting back to you, took me a really long time to get back to this project! Anyhow, the project is now complete! I also have a new username which I'll be using from here on, so check out the following posts from my new handle: kWhynot
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    LOL she's an Alaskan Klee Kai, 10 years old, 11lbs, and an absolute treasure/menace...maybe I'll sneak some more dog pics into the wrap up (coming soon!)
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @joefee congrats on the autograph! Did you get the "C" piece off? If so, the rest is a piece of cake. There's a T-15 (IIRC) Torx screw on the windshield side of the base that needs to be removed, then you sort of rotate the visor "leg" toward you to get the hook-shaped part of the visor out of...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    STAGE 4 PAINTING HEADLINER AND PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK Step 1. Remove map lights from the headliner. I don't have pictures of this, but basically there are squeeze clips holding the visible circles on the outside to the black housings on the inside, sandwiching the liner. Release the clips, and...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    STAGE 3: LOOSEN B PILLARS / REMOVE HEADLINER Step 1. Remove lower B pillar There are two pieces to the B pillar - the lower one has to mostly come out before you can get the top one out. Start with the lower door sills on the front and back seat. These are held in with clips, but using the...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @kev1n Headliner came out and went back in through the rear hatch. It was neither a simple process nor a gentle one, but removing the windshield is not a requirement. @Don TLR Thanks! Big update coming soon...
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    Ultra White Headliner Mod?

    I went the other direction: beige to charcoal/black, because (1) beige is the most blah color out there and gets dirty easily, (2) I don't like the "distraction" of a light headliner/pillars, especially with night driving...I feel like it's always drawing my attention to it and fatiguing my...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @IchDochNicht The liner is definitely not as soft as it was before - it's a bit rougher and stiffer. I'm going to pick up some sort of medium/light coarseness brush this weekend to test if that evens out the texture a bit... Edit: It's also a tradeoff - I don't spend a lot of time touching the...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    STAGE 2.5 REMOVING CROSSBEAM (for panoramic roof) This is a pretty quick update. Getting this piece out is pretty straightforward. Step 1. Release crossbeam from clips Firmly pull the plastic piece down one side at a time. Be aware that this piece is held in by a couple of plastic "tags" once...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    STAGE 2: REMOVING AND PAINTING A & C PILLARS These two pillars are relatively easy in terms of getting them loose, so I'm not going to go into too much detail - feel free to ask if you have any questions. A Pillars Step 1. Use a flat tool to pry the plastic "Airbag" tag open - this opens from...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @P100DHG. Thanks! All the interior pieces are out now (except the B pillar, that's turning into a real bear). Will try to post another update later this week. @BigCity The A pillar isn't too bad - I was a bit concerned about the airbags too, but they're attached to the A pillar frame itself...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @D.E. thanks for the thoughtful response! I've definitely jumped in the deep end here, but hopefully this helps someone along the way, or more likely discourages someone from getting in over his or her head. With regard to the price of the paint vs. price of the car, there's definitely a big...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    @Brando good point on the prep. The general challenge is that the paint manufacturer suggestion doesn't always take account of what you're painting, so what might work to prep one surface might actually be less effective on another. I'm currently working on the A-pillars, and some of the fabric...
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    Guide: DIY Interior Refresh Project - Beige to Charcoal

    I've had my S85 for a few months, and I already had the itch to make some changes, so I figured I'd try my hand at changing the interior pieces from beige to black. I had posted a thread asking for a more detailed guide how to remove the headliner since a few folks on the forum had done it, but...
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    Removing headliner: how to guide?

    Hi all, Relatively new here, looking for a step by step how to regarding removing all the headliner pieces, since I'm going to spray the beige fabric/grilles/other trim (dirty & yuck) to a darker color, probably gray, maybe black. I saw a few posts on the same topic without any details, and the...
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    Mercury Insurance

    Just looked up Mercury and they don't even list Tesla on their online quote...go figure. @luvnMyTS which provider did you end up going with?

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