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Help: Stain on white seat

stonefocus

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Apr 7, 2020
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Sunnyvale, CA
Hello all!

I recently got my M3P with white seat.
It was shipped across the country, and there was extra tires came with it.
But previous owner was not considerate and put a tire on the front passenger seat with only plastic between them!!!
After all, I got this stain and having really hard time to take it off.

Please see photos for how it looks like now. It is worse if you see it in person.
IMG_20200520_193343.jpg IMG_20200520_193539.jpg IMG_20200520_193543.jpg

I have tried these
- Leather cleaner with leather brush
- Orange degreaser from Chemical guys
- MR. clean magic eraser

But it does not seems like it comes off...
Do you have any advice? Should I go to professional? Where should I go?
I live in Bay area. Do you have any recommendation?
 

ofcorona

Member
Feb 10, 2020
335
119
Los Angeles
Yikes.

The magic eraser should of it job because it semi- abrasive.I hope you didn't put any muscle to it damaging the seat itself.
Last step for me will be Dawn & Water .
 
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JPELKA

Banned
Dec 19, 2019
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Unfort you cannot buy the white seat covers for the pass side for some reason. Have to buy the whole seat.
Im in the process of doing the same thing and wanted white seats. Found some on ebay that need to be shipped.
Sounds like the seller needs to get you a new seat or file a credit card dispute item damaged
 

Atari2600

Active Member
Oct 4, 2017
1,025
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Cincinnati
Unfort you cannot buy the white seat covers for the pass side for some reason. Have to buy the whole seat.
Im in the process of doing the same thing and wanted white seats. Found some on ebay that need to be shipped.
Sounds like the seller needs to get you a new seat or file a credit card dispute item damaged
Is the left and right side different? Are the seats not symmetrical? The other items are not thus there are different parts. Why have two part numbers for the same thing?
 

JPELKA

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Dec 19, 2019
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Is the left and right side different? Are the seats not symmetrical? The other items are not thus there are different parts. Why have two part numbers for the same thing?
They are not the same due to side airbags.
Now why you can buy seat covers for the drivers side and not the pass side is beyond me.
Also for the rear seats they do not sell the covers, have to buy the whole seat with the foam according to my Tesla Parts advisor
 

Atari2600

Active Member
Oct 4, 2017
1,025
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Cincinnati
They are not the same due to side airbags.
Now why you can buy seat covers for the drivers side and not the pass side is beyond me.
Also for the rear seats they do not sell the covers, have to buy the whole seat with the foam according to my Tesla Parts advisor
I think your advisor is wrong about the rear seats.
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Atari2600

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Oct 4, 2017
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Cincinnati
And I think the front covers are symmetrical where both sides are designed for air bags. Just looked and both sides seem exactly the same. I'm sorry JPELKA, but I think all of your information is incorrect concerning the front and rear seat covers.
 
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JPELKA

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Dec 19, 2019
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And I think the front covers are symmetrical where both sides are designed for air bags. Just looked and both sides seem exactly the same. I'm sorry JPELKA, but I think all of your information is incorrect concerning the front and rear seat covers.
I would recommend you call your Tesla Parts dept then.
Im friends with mine and all of this info is what I was told.
 

Birdman325

Member
Aug 15, 2017
903
546
Toronto, Canada
Thx. I didn't even realize the white "cover" was replaceable, i.e. that it is in fact a cover, (it makes sense that it is ) - I thought it would be a whole new seat.

My white seats are still looking great after 28,000 km, but I do have a couple of small "stretch marks" on the side bolster of the driver's side. It is comforting to know that if it ever gets too bad, (or before I sell) I could replace just the bottom "cover".
 

zhu-

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Oct 24, 2018
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NJ
Apologies for going off topic, but can I buy these covers to convert my black seats into white ones? I really just want the white seats and don't care much about the dashboard or door trim in white.
 
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