How do you clean Tesla Model 3 white seats?

I have a Tesla Model 3 and I got white seats because they look cool. Tesla promised they wouldn’t stain. I thought this meant I’d have pristine white seats forever. It turns out, stains and dye transfer are different things. My girlfriend, who I drive around a lot, wears blue jeans, and the blue dye transferred into my seats and now nothing is removing these stains. How can I clean my seats?

Answer
Dye transfer is harder to clean than an average spill for Tesla’s protective coated seats. This is because of the high pigmentation of your girlfriend’s jeans.
Even if you wash your jeans over and over again, the abrasive nature of the thick indigo denim will still transfer.
You do have a few options you can try, but please make sure to wear protective gear like gloves, a mask, and goggles and work in a well-ventilated area.
  • CarPro Inside
  • Shine Supply Interior
  • Leather Cleaner
  • Sonax
  • Microfiber cloth with one of the above options
  • Steam cleaner
  • Local detailer who specializes in Tesla seats.
You should always read the instructions of any cleaning product carefully before use and make sure to test it in a spot that isn’t very noticeable. Be careful of any abrasive materials that might cut through that protective stain-resistant layer.
Another way to take care of your Tesla is by making sure you have roadside assistance. With Jerry in your pocket, you’ll never have to worry about being stranded again. Jerry partners with a monthly roadside assistant to provide jump starts, lockout service, key replacement, and towing.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 27, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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