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Something to remove Scratches on Seat backs

Discussion in 'Model X' started by CaliX, Apr 15, 2016.

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  1. CaliX

    CaliX Member

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    My kids scratched the backs of the front seats and I tried this product and it got rid of the scratches.
     

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  2. rdalcanto

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    If they got scratched that quickly, it sounds like Xpel is a must on the seat backs....
     
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  3. systemcrashed

    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    Thanks for the tip, I know my kids will do a number of the seat backs.
     
  4. Petra

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    Cool. Like I mentioned in another thread, though, Novus plastic polish would probably also do the trick while being less abrasive.
     
  5. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Has anyone contacted their Service Center to ask about the cost of replacements for the molded seatback? I've seen people paying $100-$200 to XPEL them and was curious how much it would cost to replace them outright.
     
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  6. Phil Seastrand

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    We're considering buying self-installed vinyl coverings for our seat backs. Something like this on Amazon.
     
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    good question, I will ask when my turn comes. My guess is $200 a piece.
     
  8. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Maybe the next gen ones might not be shiny. I would hold off in anticipation of that before I replaced like for like.
     
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    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I'm somehow embarrassed to admit that the shininess is growing on me. Maybe I'm just scared to think otherwise:

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  10. JusTheGreat

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    Do you guys think this would work on a scratch from a laptop. I had my laptop in the second row and had slam on the breaks because car did not slow down in time by detecting the car at the traffic light and the laptop flew forward and hit it. I cleaned most of it off with alcohol pad but still has some scratch marks wonder if this product would fix it. I'm gonna have XPEL put on it in a couple weeks along with the whole car but didn't know if the XPEL would fill in the scratch to minimize how visible it is.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Perhaps a seatshade??
     
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  12. Terthen

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    In another thread someone wrote they did ask service center and it was around $180 I think they said. So I figure when my kids are older I'll just replace the two that they sit behind
     
  13. essmd

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    Since I am not a fan of anything shiny, i added Xpel Stealth to the entire exterior, including the chrome to eliminate the fingerprints.

    I also did the seatbacks which is not just great looking, but also self-healing.

    If you already have scratches on the glossy plastic, then applying a clear film may reveal the scratches, but a matte finish film will hide them.

    Expect to pay at least $125 per seatback, more than that is just getting ripped off.
     
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    SC will replace seat backs for 175$ a pop
     

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