Maybe a dumb question....but


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drummertom43
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Maybe a dumb question....but

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Are the factory seats real leather or vinyl? I need to do a little repair on mine, and possibly dye it.



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Seats are vinyl.......

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With the title of this thread I thought this would be right up my alley.

However, ..., probably not vinyl or real leather. Probably some kind of synthetic weather resistant leather. I do use a leather cleaner/conditioner on my seats and backrest. It keeps them in pretty good condition so far. Mine is a 2016 purchased in the summer of 2017 and garage kept when at home. Last summer I also bought a cover to put on at work since it will sit out in the open baking all day long. I bought the cover more for sun protection than rain.
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Not positive but i think the seat on my 99 1500 is vinyl.

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I think they call it naugahyde but yea its vinyl. Been using a vinyl car interior cleaner and conditioner with the UV stuff in it. It might be meguirs. And use protectant on the rest of the plastic stuff that can use it since its starting to get a bit brittle.... but doesn't look sunfaded or burned up yet. The nice part is the seat looks shiney... sometimes too shiney and I take a rag and buff the shine down, but its never slippery like sliding off the seat :)


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