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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:48 am 
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If anyone knows, Are my el fairmont ghia cappuchino seats real leather or that pleather crap (leather/vinyl mix). Or if its piecemeal ie: fronts are leather & sides n backs r vinyl?? Sorta need to know b4 i work out which way i should go with recoloring.

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:46 am 
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From what i know from reading forums, some blokes are saying that it could be either all a mix, or possibly different pieces of leather and vinyl. Commonly, even on my mum and dads calais, the bits you sit on see from the front are leather, and at the back of the seat and pockets are made of vinyl. Also, I believe the headrests could be made of the mix stuff, because they feel different again. I suppose thats how they would keep costs down.
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:15 pm 
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well the back of my front seats are vinyland the sides of the center fold down arm rest in the back are also.... judging by looks and feelbut thats in an ed in the el you would think it would be full leather maybe with the exception of the main back of the front seats

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:45 pm 
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im getting the feeling it might all be leather considering it all feels the same. O well looks like im up for the $100 for a dye and restoration kit considering the front drivers seat has a few cracks that need fixin. Will post up some pics when ive got all the leather done black :)
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:54 pm 
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i think they are leather bolstered, with the rest being vinyl.
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:17 pm 
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working with brand new cars everyday and taking off factory leather sometimes i can tell you most car companys use half leather half fake stuff they made to last a little longer, you'll find they put the fake stuff around the high wear parts of the seat so it does not wear as quick but the rest is leather.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:21 pm 
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hey bosseb, do you find they use vinyl with 'leather glued to the back of it? I work with lounge suites and some have had that s**t on the backs and everywhere you dont physically touch and the high wear bits are leather - Albeit maybe belly leather etc but you get the idea. ill have to sneak a camera into work or something and take a few snaps ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:17 pm 
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naa fairmont was a mix of vinal and leather leather what you sit on the rest vinal, only the LTD come with full leather interior. just check inside your map pockets on the front seats.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:04 am 
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yeah like the "LEATHER" EL GT boot. totally VINYL. bloody good thing it was thirty bucks (its black)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:58 pm 
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hey bosseb, do you find they use vinyl with 'leather glued to the back of it? I work with lounge suites and some have had that s**t on the backs and everywhere you dont physically touch and the high wear bits are leather - Albeit maybe belly leather etc but you get the idea. ill have to sneak a camera into work or something and take a few snaps ;)


1st of all it's storm, and if you were talking to my car, don't expect and answer anytime soon.

2nd'ly .......no


3rd'ly yes i am a prick, lol

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:38 pm 
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LOL. thats cool. Something the old man taught me, the difference between a woman and a car is the car you can shut the b**ch up and find out whats wrong with it...

Does anyone know if the el gt boot is in fact black and leather?
the one I have is vinyl but its black.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:15 pm 
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samftr wrote:
LOL. thats cool. Something the old man taught me, the difference between a woman and a car is the car you can shut the b**ch up and find out whats wrong with it...

Does anyone know if the el gt boot is in fact black and leather?
the one I have is vinyl but its black.


not sure about that

 

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