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Elon's "looking at" a screen glass protector

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Randy Spencer, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

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    After one of the early accidents of a Model 3, one of those injured had cuts from the display being cracked during the crash. A tweet later from Elon promised that they would add a protector to the display so this won't happen in future cars. Anyone know if those made it into production? What is the VIN range that the change occurred?

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    That wasn’t that long ago. I highly doubt a fully engineered solution could be in place yet.
     
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  3. MP3Mike

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    No he didn't promise a screen protector. What he actually said:

    Why does everyone say that Elon/Tesla promised something when all they said was that they would look at doing it? o_O
     
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    I took delivery last saturday and there is a film installed on the screen. The reason why I noticed is because they didn't do the best job at applying the film, there's at least 3 bubbles....
     
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    That would just be the thin disposable film to protect the screen during manufacturing and shipping. (It has been there all long, though some delivery centers remove it when prepping the cars.)
     
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    ahh got it, thanks for clearing that up for me! thought I was on to something for once XD
     
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    mod note: title amended for accuracy.
     
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  8. Randy Spencer

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    This post was mostly about FoMo, I just got my car this last week but my VIN is in the 8000s while people this week are getting VINs assigned in the 15000s. If I heard "starting at 10000 the screen protector went in" I'd be bummed, but hearing that it's not going in yet makes me happy.

    And the reason to use Promise, about random things that Elon tweets, is to emphasize that he posts even contradictory things, making his tweets sometimes not reflect reality, Tow hitch option anyone.

    -Randy
     
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  9. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I still haven't removed the factory screen protector. years from now when the battery is dead, and the frame is rusted through, I can remove the film and have a perfectly pristine screen.... that doesn't turn on anymore. Such is the irrationality inside my head when it comes to taking off protective films.
     
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  10. Randy Spencer

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    Did we ever see these show up on the new Model 3's?

    -Randy
     
  11. Tony_YYZ

    Tony_YYZ Tezler Guru

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    Nope.
     
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    Delivery center ripped off my screen protector.
     
  13. Randy Spencer

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    This was a permanent protector that covers the display's glass so that in the event of a crash if something hits the display you don't have broken glass to contend with in the cab.

    -Randy
     
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    I just went and bought a proper screen protector sheet for it. Had to trim it a bit to get a perfect fit.
     

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