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How are you protecting the back of those seats?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Tozla, May 8, 2017.

  1. Tozla

    Tozla Member

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    I'm a few weeks away from receiving my Model X and I just want to know how everyone else is protecting those shiny backs of the seats?

    Protective wraps, seat cover or nude?

    I've got 3 kids so they're going to cop a beating.

    Restraining my kids legs are obviously not an option. Or maybe ...
     
  2. VOTS01

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    You're not alone - I have three kids as well (white seats on the X). I went to Tint A Car and they can put SunTek? clear film on the back of the seats.

    Unfortunately the X was delivered with a few tears in the fabric of the seats so I have to wait 8 weeks until the seats are replaced - so no point in getting the backs covered until then.

    Kids have been warned about being careful with their feet in the interim - for all the good that does.
     
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  3. Tozla

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    I've just reread my post and want to reiterate that it's the seats that are likely to cop a beating and not the kids.

    o_O
     
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  4. Spacela

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    Starting a few weeks ago, all new Model Xs are being delivered with matte seat backs, similar to those in the S. Hopefully those will hold up better than the glossy seat backs.
     
  5. VOTS01

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    Having said that - I do prefer the high gloss seat backs. Totally impractical but absolutely gorgeous :)
     
  6. 360C

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    My Model X was delivered about 6 weeks ago and before I drove it I had the backs of the gloss black seats covered in clearplex film along with the entire painted surfaces of the exterior. One of my boys scratched the film on the back of the seat in front of him on the very first outing. I consider the film relatively cheap insurance and I get any new car completely wrapped before it gets driven.

    My Model S is 2 yrs old now and every panel has a mark in the film where the wife or kids has dragged something against the car. If the film wasn't there the paint would have been damaged permanently in a few places.

    The film also keeps the paint protected from the ravages of the local hand car wash.
     
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  7. Dborn

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    Handcuffs and ankle cuffs?
     
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