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Old 10-22-2003, 12:26 PM   #11
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I agree with Todd, keep it conditioned, the softer the leather the better
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Yep, my '93 SSEi was that way when I bought it (and it still is). There is something sharp under the leather and padding and poking through on my '93, and that'* what caused the holes. I stuffed some poly padding inside and at least it'* not getting worse. I've wanted to have the leather replaced, but the cost estimate I got wasn't reasonable to me at the time when I looked into it.

My '92 doesn't have this problem, though, and I doubt that it'* prior owner replaced the bolster., so maybe the seats were different in the '92 and '93.
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I agree with Todd, keep it conditioned, the softer the leather the better
I do too. Watch how you get in and out of the driver'* seat. You always rub that area. In fact, I've noticed this same thing in most cars and trucks. My Saturn is showing very slight wear there, and only there. My Fiero did, my Caprice did...etc.
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I find its where I put my left elbow when I turn to get out of the car, you use it for leverage and balance...I try to experiment and find new ways to exit the car...find the coolest way

For 7 year old seats...mine aren't to bad
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I find its where I put my left elbow when I turn to get out of the car, you use it for leverage and balance...I try to experiment and find new ways to exit the car...find the coolest way

For 7 year old seats...mine aren't to bad
Just dive through the window, Duke!!
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LOL..I usually enter the car feet first thru the hardtop doors...good fun, no need to smack my face on the window frame

As for getting out, I should dive and roll, and make it look like I meant to do it

*brushes self off....struts away*

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The chances of that area becoming torn are greater when you have to side supports engaged. I have learned to avoid scraping that area as I get in and out of the car.
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Ever hear about how you gotta enter a saleen? You have to hold on to the roof, throw your feet in and pull yourself in. The door is too small and too low for an easy entrance. When you purchase your Saleen S7 you're flown out to get it, and they give you a course on it etc.
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mine is worn out there too, the piece on the seat right below it too. I just make sure to put alot of leather conditioner on it when i clean the inside of the car.
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LOL..I usually enter the car feet first thru the hardtop doors...good fun, no need to smack my face on the window frame

As for getting out, I should dive and roll, and make it look like I meant to do it

*brushes self off....struts away*

Then the one day you clean the windows and forget its rolled up....


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