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Re Trim M3 Seats in Leather

Peter 224

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May 9, 2021
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Salisbury
I have two issues with Tesla Vegan Leather.

1. It is fossil fuel based, which I find a bit hypocritical given the company is obsessed about reducing the use of fossil fuels.
2. They don't feel like real leather.

So I've contacted a couple of upholstery trimmers to explore the cost of re-trimming the wearing surfaces in real leather, possibly with alcantara centre panels. I will report further.
 

PITA

Model 3 Performance
Sep 2, 2021
316
317
West Midlands, UK
I had one of my cars fully retrimmed in Nappa Leather. looked and smelled amazingly nice.

Took them about a week, as needed seats for templates.

Chose leather quality, type, stitching, embroidery, colour... really nice.

If I was keeping this car longer, I'd consider it again...

But I want a Model S Plaid as soon as I can afford one. THAT I'd have retrimmed.
 

PITA

Model 3 Performance
Sep 2, 2021
316
317
West Midlands, UK
This car is a keeper until the Roadster is available, so I'm going to get firm quotes.

Consider being creative...

Each seat panel section can be changed.

As an example... I had carbon effect leather on outer bolster supports, platinum colour centre pieces and black outer panels with platinum stitching...

Mix it up a bit and it looked nice
 
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browellm

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Oct 4, 2019
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Notts
It is fossil fuel based, which I find a bit hypocritical given the company is obsessed about reducing the use of fossil fuels

You knowingly went ahead bought a car (which is running on around 30% natural gas, currently) with PVC seats anyway so you are going to have the seats re-trimmed in cow which is itself non-sustainable and destructive to the environment. Makes total sense.
 
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