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Caring for lacewood trim

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by umuhk, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. umuhk

    umuhk Member

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    The usual advice for cleaning the décor trim in the Model S ("wipe with a clean damp cloth" etc) doesn't seem right for lacewood, since it's open-grain. Also, I'm concerned about how well it will survive in summer heat and sun, as it doesn't appear to have any hardening finish. What have folks with lacewood trim done for cleaning & protecting it, and how well has it worked?
     
  2. Tommy

    Tommy Member

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    I think the best way to protect the lacewood trim is to have ALL your windows tinted. Blocking UV light and mitigating heat buildup in the car's interior will go a long way in protecting the wood. I don't know of any other product that is as effective as window tint in stopping UV rays & heat. I have the lacewood interior and can confirm that window tinting made a difference in the interior heat buildup and specs state 99% of UV blocked. I just wipe the finish down with a damp microfiber towel. So far, no issues.
     

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