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Old October 27th, 2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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leather seats and rain...

i hate when it rains hard outside and when you get in the car...

i was waitting on line for something today and it was rainning really hard and i got soaked...even though i had an umbrella...

and than i had to sit on my leather seats...is this ok..? will it damage the leather seats?

also when you open the door and rain gets all in your car...
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Old October 27th, 2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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i dont think a little rain will hurt it, the only thing you have to worry about is large amount of water getting in them and mildewing. Id be more worried about the leather drying out.
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a small amount of rain wont do anything, but even if it would, how would you prevent it? haha. its gonna get in their regardless. just clean and condition the leather regularly, and you will be just fine. if we had some crazy italian or english leather or some ****, that MIGHT be different, but we dont.
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a small amount of rain wont do anything, but even if it would, how would you prevent it? haha. its gonna get in their regardless. just clean and condition the leather regularly, and you will be just fine. if we had some crazy italian or english leather or some ****, that MIGHT be different, but we dont.

how often would you clean/condition it?
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Old October 27th, 2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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I usually clean my leather, vacuum the carpet, and clean and condition the dash and all other rubber/plastic/vinyl surfaces every other wash. So about every other week. I just like the leather looking sharp and when you sit on it, it feels slick.
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If your leather is dirty, it might spot due to the moisture actually cleaning spots in the leather. Especially if the rain has any acitity to it it can spot leather that is in need of cleaning. I would think this would only happen if the leather was light colored, with the balck leather you will most likley not notice anything. My moms surburban had light gray leahter seats and it got older rain would clean spots in the leather, but I could get them out simply by cleaning the leather and evening things out. Other than that water will not hurt the leather.
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will anything happen if water gets into the holes in the perforated leather seats..?
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Old October 27th, 2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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no...unless you DUMP water in it.
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Old October 27th, 2003, 09:36 PM   #9
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just get some plastic and cover em then you have no worries. ahahah
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Old October 27th, 2003, 09:58 PM   #10
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hmmm....
thats a good idea...
i'll design some seat covers with saran wrap....
order yours now while supplies lasts......

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Old October 27th, 2003, 10:46 PM   #11
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i though accord leather are clear coated, and we don't need to conditioner
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Old October 27th, 2003, 11:17 PM   #12
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ha i was just thinkin the same thing again, it freakin poured when i was running to my car and all i could think about is how wet my leather was gonna get. A few weeks ago the night after my friend drank in my car, a part of the passenger seat leather was all crinkly and weird, and i figured her bottle touched it (condensation), so i thought thats what the water does, but i conditioned the seat again, i forgot to check if it went away...
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If your leather is dirty, it might spot due to the moisture actually cleaning spots in the leather. Especially if the rain has any acitity to it it can spot leather that is in need of cleaning. I would think this would only happen if the leather was light colored, with the balck leather you will most likley not notice anything. My moms surburban had light gray leahter seats and it got older rain would clean spots in the leather, but I could get them out simply by cleaning the leather and evening things out. Other than that water will not hurt the leather.
This happens to the leather in my car. I thought it was normal but now I see why it happens . I need to clean my leather .



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Old October 28th, 2003, 08:16 AM   #14
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what you should really watch out for is sweat... if you are wearing some shorts on a hot summer day and your leg gets sweaty it will damage leather. sweat is essentially salt water so it will dry out the leather.
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Just make sure you clean and condition your leather AT LEAST once every two or three months, depending on how much you use the car. I do my leather every month or so, just because I like the smell. Buy a good cream, too, don't go cheap. Meguiars makes a good leather conditioner, Hide-Food is also good, but very expensive. Pour the cream onto the seat and massage it into the leather. Make sure you get into all the seams and stitches, as these are critical parts. Then, using a clean towel, wipe up the excess. The better you take care of your leather, the better it will age and gain character. Plus, split leather doesn't help when it comes time for re-sale....
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I condition mine every time I clean my car. The thing you have to watch out for is getting a lot of water on the part of the seat where your back rests because it will mess up the side airbag sensors. But just getting in the car with wet clothes on shouldn't do this
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Old October 31st, 2003, 12:46 PM   #17
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For those days I carry around a towel in my car so that I can wipe the interior immediately after the rain touches it. After the storm is over I tend to condition my leather.

I'm really touchy about leather because I think that cracked leather looks ghetto and very unclassy.
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if you guys use lexol cleaner and conditioner they actually tell u to wet ur leather while rubbing it with the cleaner, so i think it's ok as long as u condition it after water touches the leather
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If you are going to get sweaty...

Keep towels/ extra change of clothes in your car. Thats what I "try" to remember when I go to the gym. When I forget to bring an extra shirt (and I sweat a lot) I would drive shirtless, and NOT LEAN BACK in the seat :-O I have to drive slow cuz it's awkward, but hey, I'm gonna save the seat. BTW I have been reading something on the Leatherique stuff. Anyone used it? I am gonna wait until the summer when things heat up to use it, since you need a hot temperature for that process.
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just buy some seat covers from kragen or some auto store and use them during the rainy season and take them off when the rain stops, that way your leather will stay untouched by water. thats what i do.
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Old December 9th, 2003, 09:11 PM   #21
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But what about the door?? the doorrrr!!!
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ummmm, i have no idea what to do about the door. thats why i still have towels in my car.
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