Nail polish remover eats faux leather

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Nail polish remover was spilled in the back seat of my 2019 model 3. It made the leather appear to bubble and peel. I don’t think it is repairable. Has anyone had any experience replacing the entire back seat sitting cushion? Any idea on cost?
 

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Nail polish remover was spilled in the back seat of my 2019 model 3. It made the leather appear to bubble and peel. I don’t think it is repairable. Has anyone had any experience replacing the entire back seat sitting cushion? Any idea on cost?
First time I've heard this. Sorry I have no info for you, but thanks for sharing. The wife is henceforth prohibited for doing nails in the car!
 

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Mail polish remover is mostly acetone. Which is very damaging (melts the stuff) to plastics and synthetics.

Contact one of the seat cover companies and ask about a partial cover kit. Full kits (synthetic - aka vegan leather) runs in the $1500-2000/US range, iirc.
 

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Mail polish remover is mostly acetone. Which is very damaging (melts the stuff) to plastics and synthetics.

Contact one of the seat cover companies and ask about a partial cover kit. Full kits (synthetic - aka vegan leather) runs in the $1500-2000/US range, iirc.
I thought the skin of vegans was acetone resistant.;)
 

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I thought the skin of vegans was acetone resistant.;)
Apparently not. Maybe it came from a different herd of hoofed vegans?

And "resistant" is always related to amount of exposure and amount of time exposed.

For example: A water-resistant watch is fine for a few minutes in the shower or pool, but won't survive an hour at the bottom of the lagoon (40 feet?),
 

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Apparently not. Maybe it came from a different herd of hoofed vegans?

And "resistant" is always related to amount of exposure and amount of time exposed.

For example: A water-resistant watch is fine for a few minutes in the shower or pool, but won't survive an hour at the bottom of the lagoon (40 feet?),
It’s a joke Klaus. Skin of Vegans?
 

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I don’t know of vegans with hoofs. Must be the devil 😊
Or could be angels. They can fly, BTW. I heard, most do have hoofs and horns. Leave nasty scratches & dents in paint when they "land" in traffic. Not to mention the cow sky pies.

Best to not drive under a flock (easier to follow them using the upper windows in the Tesla).

VeganWingedCow.jpg .
 
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I purchased a replacement seat from Tesla. $550, to be delivered and installed by Tesla mobile service. FWIW, I live 95 miles from the nearest service center and had an appointment show up in my app for five days after I made the call. A great service experience for an otherwise frustrating accident.
 

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I purchased a replacement seat from Tesla. $550, to be delivered and installed by Tesla mobile service. FWIW, I live 95 miles from the nearest service center and had an appointment show up in my app for five days after I made the call. A great service experience for an otherwise frustrating accident.
I don't know if it would save you any money, but the seat is extremely easy to remove / install. Literally two wire harnesses to disconnect and a couple pull tabs, and it just lifts out.