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White Leather. Feasible?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mycroft, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

    Jun 18, 2011
    On my boat
    I'm loving the thought have having white leather to contrast with any of the dark colors, but especially the deep Signature Red. But I've never had white leather before so I want to do some research before deciding on it. We don't have children and if we transport "stuff", which we will need to do, then we can easily lay down a cover or tarp to protect the back section. Of course we wouldn't be stashing stuff on the back seats.

    Hopefully we'll get more information on the type of leather Tesla is going to use and how easily it'll be to maintain.

    In the mean time, has anyone here ever had white leather? Did you find a way to protect it from blue jean dye transference? Find any good products to clean it? Ever not be able to get it clean (stained)?
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

    Jan 29, 2010
    Redwood Shores, CA
    Never had anything lighter than gray leather in a car but, do have a whitish (cow-hide, Italian) leather couch set at home. That set has lasted 9 years now all thanks to a simple tip from the leather furniture saleswoman - use Neutrogena moisturizing body lotion (that has sesame oil) to easily remove stains, grime, oils from human skin, etc.!! YMMV.
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Apr 3, 2009
    We have cream-colored seats in our Q5, and aside from one small blue-jeans smudge, no problems. We've had dogs, transported all sorts of things, and the seats are fine.
  4. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

    Jun 27, 2011
    Is It Truly Leather (from Cows)?

    Tesla themselves are confusing me, because in some places they say:

    But on the same page further down they say:

    So is it real leather or is it leather-look? Is leather available to everyone, just Signature owners. Is PVC leather-look available as an "upgrade," and if so what's the standard seating surface?

    Model S Features | Tesla Motors
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    They were quoted elsewhere that the "green" interior is an option. Different from the Standard leather.
  6. strider

    strider Active Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    NE Oklahoma
    I assume that like the Roadster, leather is standard but if you don't like the idea of sitting on cow hide they have a fabric option. Sounds like Model S it will be a "pleather" option.

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