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Retrofit Gloss Seat Backs?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by kak1154, May 24, 2018.

  1. kak1154

    kak1154 Member

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    Is there any way to swap out the current seat backs for the old gloss ones? Buying just the backs? Buying the whole seat? Wrapping the seat back?

    I really prefer the glossy look of the old seats. (No kids, so I'm not worried about scratches.)

    Sorry if this has been asked before; I didn't find anything in search. My X is in production right now for delivery in June. 7-seater, so I'm guessing this would just be for the driver and passenger seats.
     
  2. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    you will likely have to wrap it.

    i say this because the seat-backs have had several different mounting clip variations which would make the gloss backs incompatible with your MX.
     
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  3. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Lol, I have the glossy seat backs and have been asking Tesla if I could retrofit the new soft touch seat backs. As @Peteybabes said, the mounting clips are different now so retrofit isn't possible.
     
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  4. kak1154

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    Ok, thanks guys. Sounds like wrapping is the only option. Will an Xpel installer be able to do a gloss black wrap? I know they typically do clear PPF.

    What about a source for buying the film myself and trying it?
     
  5. wallstguy

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    Retrofit is possible as far as I know. I have had a seat replaced. The old glossy seatback was not able to transfer over due to the different mounting clips, but they had a newer version of the glossy backs installed that do fit.

    Part# for the Retrofit per my Service Invoice: CVR ASY MX FSB HI GLOSS (1066587-00-A)
     
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