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Rhino Hide

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by garyjac, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. garyjac

    garyjac Member

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    G'Day All,

    One location in Model S that can use a layer of Rhino Hide (OPVC) is the aluminium inserts in the driver's and passenger side door sills. These would be pretty prone to scratching. Just carefully roll on a strip of this stuff and trim around the edges. When it wears, strip off and replace. The tape is clear and keeps the metal looking like new.

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    Gary
     
  2. timpoo

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    hey thanks for the tip Gary I'm going to try it
     
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    Great tip, thanks.
    Another part I found prone to damage is the door pillar leather / plastic being scraped by my jeans studs on the way in. I cut a small square of cloth tape (matches almost perfectly) and placed it at the strategic position. No more scratches.

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    where do you get rhino hide?
     
  4. PJF000

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    Ebay is a good start
     
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    That is is definitely a high wear area. The model S car they had on display at Shepherds Bush in London when I went in there a couple of years ago was worn right through in that area. A display car obviously gets a lot more in and out movements than your average car, but it still highlighted the issue.
     
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    Please pray tell me you are not really referring to Rhino as in the Rhino the animal.
     
  7. garyjac

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    Yes, available in small quantities on eBay. A metre by 150mm is tons for the job and a few replacements down the track.

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    Ha! I should say "yes" and await the shrieks :biggrin: but it is OPVC film as noted in the original post.
     
  8. ColinA

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    i looked on eBay and there is a standard version and a thick version. Which one would you recommend?
     
  9. garyjac

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    I used the thin (standard) version. Very tough stuff and a bit easier to handle than the thicker material. The trick is to roll on a strip that's longer and wider than the "Model S" logo in Aluminium and then carefully trim around that shape with a snap knife.
     
  10. ColinA

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    Cool, thanks... I've ordered some from Ebay: Rhino Hide - This seems lime a good idea!
     
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    Me too!
     

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