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Matte Seat Back Replacement

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by TallPaulS, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. TallPaulS

    TallPaulS Member

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    I'm curious whether anyone has inquired as to the compatibility/cost of changing the gloss seat backs in the MX to the new matte ones. I still remember laughing out loud when the sales agent tried to convince me that Tesla did that with kids in mind (easier to clean). As if they weren't scratch magnets.

    I've got a guy quoting $200/ea to wrap, but if the cost to replace with matte ones were within a couple hundred of that I'd almost rather have the matte to begin with.
     
  2. outie

    outie Active Member

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    The glossy ones are like 130$ so I imagine the matte ones are around the same price. If so yes it's cheaper than to wrap.
     
  3. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    You really should be charged 600 so 150 each and maybe a tiny bit more to do the rear backrests.

    200 is asking too much. And do it in XP Stealth. Looks awesome.
     
  4. jason1466

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    Interested as well. Picking up my car from service today, so I will inquire on cost. In my 5 seater, I only need 2 replaced. I would be fine paying $260 for that and keeping the like-new gloss ones for later car resale option.
     
  5. mal_tsla

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    Has anyone actually tested the matte seat backs to see if they are actually more scratch resistant/durable than the glossy ones?
     
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    Who is offering to wrap them? I want to do that to my matte ones because kids :)
     
  7. someTimesJoe

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    If it's anything like the S's backseats, they should hold up well. I had a loaner S for almost a month and my toddlers placed and kicked the seat backs all the time. A moist towel or baby wipes cleaned them up well without any scratches.
     
  8. jason1466

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    My SC rep said he will inquire, but they have not even seen a car with the latest matte backs. We looked on mine, and noticed there are 3 or 4 gloss parts per seat to replace, so this will cost more than $130 per seat he thought. Upon looking at the side view of the driver seat, now I really appreciate the gloss more (show car look), so I think I will just leave it alone, and replace the back piece only as/if needed, maybe put on xpel if I find an installer at $100/seat. If/when I get a price from Tesla, I will relay it here.
     
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  9. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

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    The matte seats on my X appears identical to the matte seats on my S.
    The mold is different of course, but the material and texture is the same.
     
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  10. Jrogville

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    I'm also interested to hear what you find out. I think I would like the mat finish better, but will need to live with the glossing for a while first.
     

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