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Vegan pleather driver's seat tearing

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So I guess I need to get the razor blades out of my butt, or Ford needs better fake leather trim for their "leather seats".  Six and a half years of hopping in and out of this car made some major tears in the pleather on the drivers seat. Yesterday I put a band aid on the seat, an 8" x 4" Mastaplasta repair patch, pretty good for a $17 cheap band aid on a curved seat bolster. But as I'm putting the patch on and pressing it in place I discovered more small tears in the bolster area around the patch. So I ordered some leatherette seat covers from Autoanything, 10% off made the Coverking front seat covers $233.99. I ordered them in red and black, the all black looks dull to me, especially without the white stitching. We'll see if that was a good choice in a couple of weeks when it gets here. I will update then.

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Example of what they look like for a different vehicle, obviously.

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Vegan seats tearing? Sounds like you need more protein.  :Big Grin:

 

Haha! I get it. But the Mustang was ordered with leather seats. They're mostly Vegan Pleather though... Thanks for your useful input Grimace!!

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The 2014 Katzkin factory leather looks a bit better than the 2011 edition I had, but I figure it'll wear out too. I'll probably pony up for real Katzkin leather when that happens. Good luck Cindy.

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Other than being dirty my saddle leather seats look brand new. Front passenger seat is pristine and the rear seat looks like it is off the showroom.

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Using conditioner will help keep the seats from drying out. A good cleaning before will eliminate dirt from being stuck onto the seats. Unfortunately the life of vinyl isn't that of leather.

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The 2014 Katzkin factory leather looks a bit better than the 2011 edition I had, but I figure it'll wear out too. I'll probably pony up for real Katzkin leather when that happens. Good luck Cindy.

 

I looked at Katzkin and it's a great product. Just it starts at $1,700 and goes up from there... I would replace my front seats totally if I was going to spend that kind of money.

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Somehow mine has managed to weather 7 years in the Arizona desert (knock on wood).  Its sole blemish, sadly, is a self-induced, though accidental, gouge in the front passenger's seat. 

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