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Wrapping the glossy backs of the Model X seats?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by TheAustin, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    Has anyone wrapped, or heard of someone else wrapping the glossy backs of the Model X seats, like with a vinyl or some similar product? I loved my S, and love my new X, but HATE those glossy seat backs! I wouls have been fine with something like the S had, a textured matte back...But this gloss has to go.

    Any ideas/suggestions? Have any of you ventured down this road? Thanks...
     
  2. cstromme

    cstromme Member

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    Planning on getting mine wrapped with a carbon fiber wrap within the next few weeks.
     
  3. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Many people use XPel Stealth, which yields a satin finish. You should be able to find some examples here on the site.

    Here's a link to a post with picture. That thread also talks about this.
     
  4. MG1234

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    +1 on Xpel Stealth. Have it on all seatbacks (6 seater and love it).
     
  5. ModelX

    ModelX Active Member

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    I used xpel, still glossy but protected.
     
  6. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    Used suntek. Still glossy, but protected. Xpel didn't seem worth it.
     
  7. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    That could look cool if you have the carbon fiber trim detail...Which I don't, it's not really my style. But good luck, and thanks :)
     
  8. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    Yes, that's definitely better...I was hoping to find something with a bit more texture, but barring that, I think XPel Stealth is the way to go. Thanks. Still hoping to hear from someone who has done something a little more textured/interesting. Thanks everyone!
     
  9. number12

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    Truck liner? Just joshing, but something similar could be cool if you don't care about bare knees of back passengers.
     
  10. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    Not quite that much texture ;) Just something more like what the Model S seat backs have.
     
  11. cstromme

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    I don't. But we're wrapping the trim with carbon fiber wrap at the same time. Took over an existing order, and it has wood trim. Not our style.
     
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    I'm a cheap bastard and DIY almost everything. For $75 I sourced pre-cut film off eBay and will do all seatbaks of our 6 seater myself. (While not an out and out "professional" I have done a lot of protective film installs on my vehicle's so I have some idea what I'm doing.) And while the end product may not be as perfect has an experienced installer I'm not bothered by slight imperfections in the finished install. I also ordered 3M pre-cut clear bra for the front of the vehicle. Total cost: $350
     
  13. Godzill4

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    Those damn glossy backs are no good, I had the 3rd row seats used once and I I found 2 deep scratches on them. Anyone know if that is something that could be repairable some how?
     
  14. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    I'm not sure, and I don't want to wait an find out the hard way...Hence, my post ;)
     
  15. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)

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    vandacca ReActive Member

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    I've done the clear XPel. Something to consider with other non-clear solutions. If you have something rub up against the protection film, it could damage it and make it hard to buff out. Clear film might buff out easier. XPel is supposed to heal itself under UV light.
     
  17. jason1466

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    Can you please provide a link for this? I see the bra, but not the seat backs. And please let us know how the install goes for you, pictures always appreciated. TIA
     

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