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How are your White Seats holding up?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Jack Tripper, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Jack Tripper

    Jack Tripper Member

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    I'm looking at ordering red exterior and white interior. I like leather but I read the white is made of a plastic/polymer material. How well does it hold up in terms of resisting wear, fading, tearing and staining?
     
  2. BigD0g

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    Elon has said the white is the most stain resistant fabric they have. My car is 6 months old 7000 miles (red with white interior) with 3 kid, one who is 2 no issues with staining and they appear to be holding up well. They are also the ventilated option before they got discontinued, so rumor has it mine should be less durable. Just a simple baby wipe makes them good as new. Love the white seats and would definitely get them again.
     
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  3. snd92

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    I believe it is better to choose real leather because you are able to fix the wear with dye and other conventional leather repair methods known for years. The Ultra white seats cannot be fixed, only replaced.
     
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  4. Chrisizzle

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    I am pleasantly surprised by the ultra whites. I didn't have a choice because I bought a demo car. I've destroyed the trunk hauling equipment but the white seats have come clean no matter what I throw at them.

    The worst scenario I had just took 2 minutes of scrubbing with a pepper towel and dish soap. I am sure it would have shown residue on leather or cloth but the ultra whites are like new.
     
  5. bob_p

    bob_p Active Member

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    3.5 months with our Red with Ultra White seats in our S 100D - and so far the seats and trim are holding up well with no marks.
     
  6. Wild Weasel

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    I hook up this conversation. White is also an option for me but I am still not sure how durable they really are. Also how well they take color from jeans and other cloths... I remember light brown leather seats in other cars. They look great the first 4 years and horrible after 6...
     
  7. bob_p

    bob_p Active Member

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    Our local "gallery" stated the ultra white seats have held up much better than the leather seats in their test drive cars - they easily clean them with baby wipes.

    And so far, we have to agree after the limited time we've had our S 100D with the "stormtrooper" interior since March.
     

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