How well does White Interior hold up over time? Any tips/recommendations?

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Title says it all, please feel free to link photo's/products.
Also, is anyone interested in buying the white dash?
 

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Title says it all, please feel free to link photo's/products.
Also, is anyone interested in buying the white dash?
since Model 3 has only been built with white interiors for the last couple months, you may want to check out the other forums (TMC or Tesla) for S & X owners with white that have had some more miles on their white interiors.
 

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My friend has had their X for two years...they have a 5 year old. the white leather still looks new. i am so surprised. they were even surprised. With all the food, LA Disneyland trips, kid kicking the back...drive Ins...still looks like the first day they bought it.
 

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My friend has had their X for two years...they have a 5 year old. the white leather still looks new. i am so surprised. they were even surprised. With all the food, LA Disneyland trips, kid kicking the back...drive Ins...still looks like the first day they bought it.
Glad to hear that, the only "long term" review I've seen on YouTube was not very positive....
 

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Bump. I'm considering switching my interior to white while I still have Edit Design available. I have the same questions about maintenance. Any other views from owners who have taken delivery in the past few months?

Anyone used a seat bottom cover/cushion for extra protection, either in the front or rear seats?
 

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Bump. I'm considering switching my interior to white while I still have Edit Design available. I have the same questions about maintenance. Any other views from owners who have taken delivery in the past few months?

Anyone used a seat bottom cover/cushion for extra protection, either in the front or rear seats?
If you feel the need to put a cover on the seat, I would suggest getting black interior. No sense getting white seats and then covering them up.

Here’s my 5 hours of seat time answer — they show everything but they’re easy to clean.
 

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I can attest to the durability of the white seats, I have them in my X and can confirm the material is indeed he same in the Model 3 with white interior (AWD or performance)

Clean up is super easy and after 9 months they still look like new. I've literally had hundreds of people sit in my car at various car show too. There is a tiny bit of colour transfer on the left side seat bottom bolster (not uncommon) but it's not very noticeable and I don't wear dark jeans generally.

I can honestly say they're the best seats I've ever had in a car and highly recommend them. They're soft, supple and best fo all COOL in the hot sun, perfect if you live in FL, TX or AZ! but you DO have to keep on top of them, buying black seats because you think it doesn't show dirt isn't an excuse to never clean your seats... ;)
 

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Thanks for sharing your experiences TrevP! I went to the Tesla showroom again today to look at the white seats and then changed my order to white. The model 3 seats have very nice futuristic lines and white brings them out (black hides them)

I may still get seat bottom cover only to stop the dye transfer. That's if I find one that complements and adds the right accent to the white seats.
 

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LikeTesla just released a video that talked a bit about protecting the white seats. Around the 3:45 mark
Yeah my wife and I watched earlier and we were definitely intrigued about ceramic coating the seats.
 

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Came to post the like tesla video with ceramic coating on the seats.
After lots of debate we had our new P3D+ white seats ceramic coated. We had watched like Tesla Kim’s earlier video and were convinced the coating was unnecessary. Watching this newest video with Kim coating the seats of her new X we changed course. My greatest fear was that the texture and feel of these wonderful seats would be compromised. Thankfully, they are still wonderful after the treatment. I may have spent money foolishly and will never know if the coating is helpful.
 

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Can someone comment whether or not they have any creases in their seats? I picked up my vehicle yesterday and noticed 2 deep crease lines in my rear seat on both the back passenger and driver side. I pointed this out to the delivery specialist who had mentioned that it may have been damaged during transportation or from the seat belt. I know it's normal to have creases but these are very annoying. Any chance that they would replace the seats?
 

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I just wanted to report that for the first time ever, I have a pair of dark blue jeans that I’m having a problem with them staining things. I first noticed it on the white leather seats of my Volvo - very blue after 1 day of in and out of the car while wearing these jeans. They have also rubbed off on other things. But they have not colored either the white seats in my Model 3 nor the cream seats in my Model X at all. With my phone’s flashlight I carefully looked for any hint of discoloration, and there was NONE.

So I repeat, I experienced NO discoloration from blue jeans on my Tesla white seats. They are amazing. I have absolutely no regrets going with Tesla’s light colored seats. I like the looks of them and they seem to repel dirt like water off a duck.
 

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Can someone comment whether or not they have any creases in their seats? I picked up my vehicle yesterday and noticed 2 deep crease lines in my rear seat on both the back passenger and driver side. I pointed this out to the delivery specialist who had mentioned that it may have been damaged during transportation or from the seat belt. I know it's normal to have creases but these are very annoying. Any chance that they would replace the seats?
I don’t have any deep creases in my seats. How are your creases doing over the past 2 months? Decreasing, increasing or the same?
 

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Only three months in, but absolutely no regrets about choosing white interior. I don't wear jeans, but my wife and others do and the passenger seat shows no ill effects. I'm no neat freak by any means, a weekly or bi-weekly vacuum is all the cleaning required. I have spilled coffee several times and a red fruit drink once; easy wipe-up and no staining. Because of Georgia's heat I really wanted the white, although I was a bit concerned and my wife was downright terrified. No regrets, absolutely none.
 

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One month into ownership for me and they have help up very well. Very minimal transfer from jeans, I wear dark blue jeans everyday. It cleaned up very quickly with some 303 cleaner, chemical guys cleaners work equally well