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I bought an Abstract Ocean matte screen protector and was planning to install it this weekend. Luckily I decided to wait until I attended an owner's symposium. There I learned that the screen already has a clear protector installed by the manufacturer that Tesla does not remove. It just peels off. I never noticed it. It would have been a real mess if I hadn't removed it.
 

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Yes, but it is a glossy one and shows figure prints.

Do you still plan to install the matte screen protector that you bought?
 

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Yes, but it is a glossy one and shows figure prints.

Do you still plan to install the matte screen protector that you bought?
I think he meant it would have been bad if he installed the aftermarket screen protector over the existing Tesla screen protector.
 

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I bought an Abstract Ocean matte screen protector and was planning to install it this weekend. Luckily I decided to wait until I attended an owner's symposium. There I learned that the screen already has a clear protector installed by the manufacturer that Tesla does not remove. It just peels off. I never noticed it. It would have been a real mess if I hadn't removed it.
yeeeeeeeah. Don't try to put a screen protector over the one that is already there

I maaaay have done that already.
 

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I have the Matte Protector, removed that factory film, it looks and works great. Note, the Model 3 Screen is not rectangular. There is a small gap at the bottom of the screen with these protectors. Do not let your OCD go out of control....it looks and works just fine.
 

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@EV-Expert or @OneSixtyToOne , could you share some photos to see the difference between the factory and the matte one?

Thanks,
This photo of the matte protector is a worse case scenario: bright sun with extreme glare coming from passenger side window. With the factory protector, reading the screen was very difficult.
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Can someone clarify - the factory protector - is it likely just a light film like would come on most any electronics gear you buy and is intended to be removed? Or is it really heavy enough it is intended to be a long term protector? I'm guessing the first, it just seem a lot of folks don't notice it and remove it.
 

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Can someone clarify - the factory protector - is it likely just a light film like would come on most any electronics gear you buy and is intended to be removed? Or is it really heavy enough it is intended to be a long term protector? I'm guessing the first, it just seem a lot of folks don't notice it and remove it.
Oh no, you definitely want to take it off. Once the oils from your screen sit on it, it starts to distort your screen and can even lead to phantom "touches". I would compare it to what's on a new smartphone when you buy it and those come off immediately.

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I bought an Abstract Ocean matte screen protector and was planning to install it this weekend. Luckily I decided to wait until I attended an owner's symposium. There I learned that the screen already has a clear protector installed by the manufacturer that Tesla does not remove. It just peels off. I never noticed it. It would have been a real mess if I hadn't removed it.
Just ordered the same screen protector for myself and a my friend. Matte is a very smart idea. I've heard there are some glare issues on the model 3 screen.
 

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Just ordered the same screen protector for myself and a my friend. Matte is a very smart idea. I've heard there are some glare issues on the model 3 screen.
I haven't had any glare issues with the Florida sun (note the side and rear windows are tinted).
 
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So other than the matte version (for glare), what is the point of a screen protector? This isn't a smartphone so it's pretty unlikely that it's going to get scratched or cracked.