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New Arm Reat Protectors for Model S

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by skdave, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. skdave

    skdave Member

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    I have had many cars with leather arm rest, and they always show dirt and wear. I have a solution for my new Model S. I have had made these tacky, feels like leather arm guards. I made them in Black and Tan to almost match the tan and black Model S. I also have them for the center arm rest. They can easily be removed and replaced . No harm to the leather.
    See attached photo of the before and after of my SC430 Lexus arm rest to make my point about wear.

    I will make these available for $30.00 a set of 2 front doors and 2 center arm rest dye cut to fit the Model S.

    Lexus SC430 version also ready to ship price at $40.00.

    I am willing to make these for any car model that needs them protection. I will show how to make a template.


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  2. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    #2 redi, Oct 13, 2013
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    Great idea! I wonder if there is anything with this material that could be done to protect the "points" on the door pillars (see Seat post wear? - Page 18).

    The pleather areas can't take much abuse. The guys with the "extended leather" option fare a bit better but not much.

    All four "points" are very susceptible to getting completely worn through just getting in and out (on a non-leather door car).
     

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  3. skdave

    skdave Member

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    Yes , I'm working on those areas next.
     
  4. Klaus

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    What is the material?

    Black might work with my grey interior, how about a darker grey for contrast?
     
  5. skdave

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    The Material is made to go on dry wall without damage to the paint.
    I will be happy to make them in dark gray for you. Would you like them Monogramed?
     
  6. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Any pics of them on the center arm rest? Can't tell from above. Also, if you're making custom ones, I've got this area I may want to try them out on: between the seat and center arm rest. Mine sometimes rubs against the center arm rest and squeaks.
     
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    (I thought this 30-inch monitor was big, but these images are so gigantic it makes me wonder if everyone else has 6-foot-wide displays or something.)
     
  8. teslasguy

    teslasguy MSP P#1117

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    Like AO I am now getting a creaking sound
    as my drivers seat runs the plastic liner by the armrest. SC really offered no solution. I'd like to find something to coat my leather seat edge with that will look good and protect it (stop the creaking) from the plastic liner/guard.
     
  9. skdave

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    Will take pictures of center arm rest on Tuesday of this week. I will take a kook at that area and report back to you.

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    Will be looking at this. I don't have this problem yet.
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Interesting idea...I'll keep an eye on this thread and see how the product matures. Might be interested in a set at some point. A bit concerned about damage to the leather and how well it stays in place with used (ie. edges pealing up).
     
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    Curious how it stays on and not move around?
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    What's the heat rating on it? That is, will it melt if parked in the sun in a high heat region?
     
  13. skdave

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    Here is the photo of the center are rest protectors.
     

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    I have a solution for this problem and will post photos tomorrow.
     
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    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    This is excellent news
     
  17. skdave

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    The Arm Rest Protectors can be Mono Gram at no additional cost for the rest of 2013. In Black, Tan, Gray.
     

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    I will be happy to send a sample for you to try. Of course at no charge.
     
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    Here is a preventive solution. $30 a pair front doors. http://youtu.be/ftr6DOp4JRU
     

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