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Southern Summer Sunshade for the center glass roof

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by chojn1, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. chojn1

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    I like the center glass roof a lot; and, I think Tesla did a great job with the UV and heat rejection. My commute is mostly from garage to garage so I have not felt any significant heat from that roof. But my wife doesn't like it at all. She is one of those that is not satisfied until she gets 100% sun protection. So today I created this:

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    What do you guys think? Too much suede?
     
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  2. oscarfish

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    I like it. Reminds me of the headliner on Mercedes AMGs. I love my open world glass, though.

    But, happy wife, happy life.
     
  3. Trevor B

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    since you asked ... don't like it.

    There are other mesh options that looked better.

    I'm ok with the glass roof as-is :)
     
  4. Enginerd

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    Interesting. I also like the glass, but in the interest of happy-wife-happy-life...
    What does it look like when not installed? How does it stay up there?
     
  5. flashflooder

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    Very nicely done!
     
  6. Point 3

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    Are these in production yet?
     
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    Nice idea (if it can be put on/taken off quickly), but not sure I like the suede.
     
  8. Point 3

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    I wasn’t trying to be funny chojn1

    I ordered the Tesla one over 2 weeks ago and it has not shipped nor been notified of it being on back order
     
  9. Big Dog

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    alacantra? (sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  10. chojn1

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    Hi @Point 3,
    I posted this as a one of a kind DIY project meant for my car only. I didn't think anyone was interested in buying it.
    Anyway, the kids already have their hands full with the current items for now.

    @Big Dog,
    Funny, with all the complaints against the new mesh fabric, I thought there would be more comments on the "Alacantra Suede." (I am stealing that).

    CJ
     
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    I can take this off in the fall (30 sec procedure) so I can still enjoy the glass in the non-summer months.
     
  12. chojn1

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    I made some 3d printed clips designed to keep it in place, but they are not needed. It is now up there by friction fit only. There is a fabric tab which makes installation and removal a 30 sec process.
     
  13. chojn1

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    You don't know my wife. 100% protection.o_O
     
  14. Point 3

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    That’s what I figured

    So is it just a frame wrapped in suede or a solid piece
     
  15. chojn1

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    Foam core.
    If I was going to do it over, I would use a lighter mesh fabric.
     
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    I don’t know about the suede, but I gotta have more cowbell.
     
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    I like it chojn1. I was thinking along similar lines. Also it may be good idea to have some heat rejection/reflector facing outside so that less heat make it into cabin. Foamcore is not bad idea either as it provides some insulation value.
     

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