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Swapping Dash Trim (Video)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by UThomas, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. UThomas

    UThomas Member

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    FYI - I had a chance to buy an OEM carbon fiber dash trim kit to swap out with the piano black trim in my 2015 S. I followed the directions here:

    How to add a Carbon Fiber Interior Trim to the Model S - TESLARATI.com

    The directions were very useful but I found a few spots where I had questions and sorta figured it out. Anyway - the whole process was easier than I thought (took about an hour) for those considering it and I put together a few video clips of the process here that weren't necessarily as clear in some of the written instructions:

    Swapping Tesla Model S Trim - YouTube

    Cheers-

    Thomas
     
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  2. theheff

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    Thanks for sharing! Wish I would have found this before swapping mine out...
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. Do you have any final pics showing the after result for your project? I'm curious how it looks before I attempt it. I'm bookmarking this thread so I can try this out when I'm ready to tackle another project. :)
     
  4. bredi

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    Yes, thanks for posting this. As much as I love the Carbon, now I know... I'm gonna stick with my Obeche. ha!

    You explained things clearly and THANK YOU for pointing out the "Gotchas"!
     
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    Bravo!

    Thanks UThomas.
     
  6. UThomas

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    No problem - glad you guys enjoyed it.

    The "after" pic would be OEM - because it looks that way as you would expect (unless I ended up with a few extra screws :))
     
  7. FrederikC

    FrederikC Teslafied.eu

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    UThomas, I wrote the guide for teslarati/teslafied.eu, could you tell me what info you were missing so I can correct the article?
     
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    FrederikC and UThomas I'd like to see final pict's as well... how does the wrap you used compare to the matte finish of the OEM carbon interior?
     
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    how does the wrap you used compare to the matte finish of the OEM carbon interior?
     
  10. FrederikC

    FrederikC Teslafied.eu

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    Here are some more photos:
    Carbon Wrap Decor - Teslafied
    Carbon Wrap Center Console - Teslafied

    The 3M carbon wrap have a more structural surface and are not as matt as the original OE Carbon Trim.
    If you do a custom trim you can chose from 100's of wrap's - make the car more personal.
     
  11. UThomas

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    FrederikC - thanks for making that! For me it was mostly things like "how many screws" or "what exactly is the padded panel under the steering wheel?" I think a few dozen more pictures would have helped me have more confidence on "am I about to break this or are we good?" :) But hopefully this complements it well.
     

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