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Excessive leather wear?

kirkbauer

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May 31, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
So my MS was delivered late June 2015 and has fewer than 4000 miles on it and I'm already noticing some wear/crumpling on the driver's seat (outboard side).

Is there a problem or do I need to be caring for this leather better? Hopefully the pics are good enough:

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gordo

Member
Jan 16, 2015
222
89
CA
I have similar wear on Next-gen seats. Curious if there's any advice on how to reduce chances of future splitting/tearing of the leather itself.
 

AMPUP

Member
Mar 27, 2014
638
227
Dunn Loring, VA
I have the old 1.5 performance seats, my driver seat kinda looks like this. My passenger seat was replaced a year ago and yes it's newer and less travelled but the quality difference in leather is night and day. It's softer and just feels better quality to what I have as my drivers seat, which is shiny and cheaper looking. The good news is that in a couple of years I know I can upgrade to next gen if need be.
 

AMPUP

Member
Mar 27, 2014
638
227
Dunn Loring, VA
A lot of pros use this as do I and had excellent results

http://www.detailedimage.com/Leatherique-M8/Rejuvenator-Oil-P65/8-oz-S3/

Then follow with this:

Leatherique Prestine Clean - 8 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image

You will need a relatively warm day and set aside 24 hours for the product to work it is a messy time consuming process but the results are outstanding.




Does this product help with shiny leather? I want my seat looking less buffed/shiny and more subtle and matte.
 

tstafford

Active Member
Jul 4, 2015
1,039
245
Nashville, TN
FWIW - Mine is an August delivery with black next gens and they look about the same. My thinking is that most of the time my rear end is covering that part of the seat so I think I'll just ignore it.
 

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