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Improve FOB Finish



The finish on the rubber band of the key fob deteriorates very quickly, but on not on all places at the same rate. The black paint finish on the metal key ring attached to the fob also disintegrates similarly quickly. Both contribute to a shabby looking fob for a non-shabby car.


Omitting the finish on the FOB rubber and the paint on the key ring both give the fob a stable and non-shabby look. It might be black but consistent color is preferred above an unevenly deteriorated look. This is a detail, but the fob is in non-car settings a representation of the car somewhere else. The car shape is doing a good job, but the finishes unfortunately not.

Implementing this would costs less in the production and reduce a cheap look of the fob.

Moderator: Note you can remove the FOB rubber band to get rid of the issue entirely.  I prefer the look without the rubber band and removal makes it thinner too.



Category: Tags: entered 30-Aug-2018

1 Comment

I like the Fob rubber bands because they come with a better key ring. In fact I moved mine to the new high-encryption replacement fobs that I purchased and had linked to my car at the service center. They told me that Tesla no longer supplies the black rubber band things with fobs.