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Aftermarket accessory options for the Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Jeddi, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Jeddi

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    My 85P is being built as we speak so I have another 4 weeks or so to drool over what it would be like to own a Tesla.
    I'm also wondering what are my options for aftermarket accessories. At this point I've only found very few accessories (and some in the works).
    I understand that with every new model (even existing brands) it takes a few years for the aftermarket world to start producing products. So I would expect to start hearing about new products in the near future.
    Perhaps this would be a good thread to keep a list.
     
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    And what are you protecting it from? Fingerprints? You aren't going to drop it. It's not going to get scratched by the keys in your pocket.
     
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    Actually, from what I have seen the screens do get kind of smeary and grubby from fingerprints. May not be a crazy idea to get a matte protector.
     
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    #5 SteveW25561, Aug 14, 2013
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    I put one of those on my screen and it makes a huge difference -- no fingerprints, and the glare is a little bit less. I don't find the clarity of the screen nor the sensitivity is affected. It also gives a slight bit more friction for your finger to give a little tactile response vs the naked screen. If you've ever used a similar screen protector on your iphone you'll recognize the difference. Not this isn't like the invisible shield/paint protection films - it's more of a firmer plastic film.

    The film is a bit of a pain to get in perfectly straight due to the size and the screen below going nuts as I touched the front surface to smooth out bubbles or repositioned the film. The new screen cleaning mode in version 5 of the TeslaOS will be quite welcome for this.

    A nice bonus: when I ordered it, I got 2 matte protectors for $25, but the company just emailed me to say they're sending another 2 of their new glossier films for free because the newest listing on amazon includes 4 protectors (2 gloss & 2 matte). I thought it was a generous offer since I still felt the original 2 pack was a good deal.

    Given how many people want to check out my Model S, it's nice to not worry about the smudgy screen!
     
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    How hard was it to install without dust or bubbles?
     
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    The size of the film and its relative stiffness makes it a bit hard to install, and I did get a couple of pieces of dust under it. The length of it makes it important to line up straight since a small 1/2 degree off at the top leaves quite a gap by the bottom. It's a challenge partly because the screen underneath reacts, so you end up adjusting the AC/fans, etc, but it's worth the effort.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. It seems that you initially got and installed the matte film, did it resolve the glare issues while driving on a bright sunny day?
    Have you tried the Gloss film yet, if yes, what are the differences. I am thinking about getting one and since it comes in a package of four (2 gloss and 2 matte) any input/advise will truly be helpful in my decision making process.
     

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