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Is console's mirror black finish a magnet for scratches?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by boiler81, Aug 1, 2017.

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  1. boiler81

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    Is the "mirror black" console finish a magnet for scratches? It looks beautiful, but wondering if durability of this surface is proven (MS or MX)?
    Looks like it could be high maintenance surface with fingerprints, coffee spills, and scratches.
     
  2. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Dog Chauffeur

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    My Leaf has a similar glossy black finish on some of the interior. I've never had anything like that before and I was a little worried.

    It does show fingerprints and smudges really well, but I try to keep my car very clean. So far, no major scratches or anything, but I'm sure Tesla's version will be even better. The downside is they used that surface near heavy wear areas.

    Might be a good candidate for some carbon fiber style wrap.
     
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    No idea about scratches, but that is a beautiful picture. Haven’t seen that one before.
     
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    if its like the model s/x then yes it will get scratches over time. i would recommend getting a clear bra over it if you want to prevent that from happening
     
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    I've never heard of using the clear protective film for interior surfaces, but sounds like it should help. Did you do this on your MS?
     
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    I put it on the aluminium door threshold pieces on my Model S.
     
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    i have an older model so i do not have the center console, but I have had loaner cars with the center console and most were scratched up, even a new one with only 300 miles on it showed scratches already(probably from someone wiping it down with a dirty rag)

    i do have clear bra on the exterior of the car but it works the same for the interior. I know a lot of model x owners like to get the back of their seats clear bra'd since it is a glossy black finish
     
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