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Rear sunshade from Tesla -- creases....

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Argelius, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Argelius

    Argelius Member

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    I got the rear sunshade from Tesla which I generally like -- easy to install, hides stuff in trunk, reduces glare, etc.

    I've had it in place for about a week now and there are still creases in the shade from how it was folded/collapsed. The creases are quite visible via the rear-view mirror, which is sort of distracting.

    Anyone else experience this? I suppose I can try removing it and using a warm iron on it...
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    Depending on the material you might want to consider steaming it instead of risking an iron, even on warm.
     
  3. jthompson

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    Mine had creases for a few weeks, but after the car was siting in the sun for a few days, they are all gone.
     
  4. Argelius

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    Thanks. In Chicago, we don't have sunshine... :wink:
     
  5. Gizmotoy

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    Just moved from Chicago to CA, can confirm.
     
  6. jerry33

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

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    On mine, the creases went away in a few days (3-4). No biggie, but they should really put a notification in the packaging that tells you that.
     
  7. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    exactly my experience
     
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    Then why do you need a sunshade? :tongue:
     
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    I haven't noticed any creases but that is probably because when I picked it up at the SC it was not folded up. I assume if you have it shipped it would need to be folded.

    Has anyone noticed the fabric being a little wavy in spots? Looks like it almost isn't sitting perfectly and there is slightly extra material??? I will try taking it out and reseating it in the window. Overall, I am happy with the shade and my son complains less about the sun being too bright.
     
  10. Argelius

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    Well, it looks like with a little sunshine and a freakish day with highs in the 50s, my creases have resolved. Yay. And Reed -- I have the same thing,with a little "wave" of extra material. I think because this thing is an aftermarket (albeit OEM) shade, it will never fit 100% perfectly.
     
  11. jerry33

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

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    Yes, there are a couple of small waves on mine.
     
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    That is too bad, my Windesa Sonniboy rear door and window shades were perfect from day one, too bad
    the MS rear windows don't sit on a frame, I will have to tint the rear quarters.
     
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    What's the benefit of doing this vs. tint?
     
  14. jerry33

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

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    It's easier (and cheaper) to replace the shades when they start looking ratty. I never tinted mine because all the cars I've sat in with tinted windows looked really bad up close (where the tint had scratches and chips out.)
     
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    I'm considering using this instead of tinting my rear window. I'll still tint the sides and windshield. Does it block 90+% of UV?
     
  16. jerry33

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

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    The glass itself is very UV opaque. You can test this if you have glasses that change with UV. They don't darken looking through the glass. I don't have the side screens, only the top and hatch ones. Those are just mesh, not a film.
     
  17. Kandiru

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    #17 Kandiru, Dec 2, 2015
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    +1, the UV sales pitch is useless, glass itself does it.

    The more important point is heat protection, the pano roof apparently is coated in 3M Crystalline, but I may be wrong.

    Also cops love to see faces, the other day in the ER two staties agreed that your chances of gettting pulled over just about double with tint, especially if an APB is out in the area. Night driving with tint on windshield and front windows results in further reduction of visibility, so I never tint front, besides I love my Oceanus polarizing sunglasses.
     
  18. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    I'm curious if other S owners who have the rear sunshade drive with it all the time or only use it when car is parked outdoors?
     
  19. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    I leave it in all the time. As someone else said in a different thread, it's a bit like looking through a screen door: you quickly get used to it and can see through it just fine.
     
  20. jerry33

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

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    All the time. It's great for reducing the glare from the misaligned headlights on the vehicle behind you.
     

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