|09-11-2013 05:19 PM|
It has been great...
I'm guessing the Spiderwebshade will add years to the life of the leather/pleather because the interior never really sits in the directsun (not any more than what would happen with windows).
I've only conditioned my interior once since I had the Jeep. Then again, I've only washed it twice.
|09-11-2013 12:41 PM|
|JKmuder||303 huh! Never thought of that .. I use lexol like once a week hahah|
|09-11-2013 09:34 AM|
Since this thread'a poped back up I thought I'd update...
I hated the bikini top - sold it and bought a 2013 premium soft top on Craig's list. Love it. Honestly it sits folded down on my duster 75% of the time, but its there for the rain or quick use if I need to be out of the wind/elements.
I also bought a red spiderweb shade. Love it too! My black leather seats are never too hot to sit on with it. Much cooler on hot Texas summer days.
This summer my jeeps probably been topless a total of 3 months time out of the last 4 months. After 2 summers of that I see no adverse wear or fading on my leather/vinyl seats. I'm still using 303 with an occasional lexol leather cleaner and treatment.
I'm still sold on the "leather" seats being the best option for guys/gals who plan to run topless as much as possible.
|09-10-2013 10:44 AM|
|09-10-2013 10:07 AM|
|JKmuder||Wondering if this red leather will fade while going topless most of the time..|
|08-27-2013 07:14 AM|
|cornfedksboy||Mine has done well through the summer with minimal treatment. I don't run topless everyday though as we do get rain.|
|08-27-2013 06:08 AM|
|JKmuder||How's the leather holding up for everyone ? Do you use seat covers in the summer?|
|06-27-2013 07:49 PM|
|06-27-2013 12:10 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||If you are planning on running with the top off a lot (I'd still suggest somthing like a spiderwebshade to keep the UV exposure lower) personally, I would purchase some inexpensive seat covers. No matter what you put on the leather, the UV will take it's toll on it. Remember, leather is an organic substance and will dryrot.|
|06-27-2013 11:49 AM|
If they do get damaged replace them with speakers that have a plastic cone and rubber seal around the cone. I believe Alpines have a rubber seal. Most speakers have a foam seal, this will get damaged by water. The rubber seal will make them just as water resistant as a marine speaker. I know this from thorough research when I almost built a boat once.
|06-27-2013 11:46 AM|
Convertibles usually have leather interiors. Even cheap ones. It's actually a better material for the seats in a convertible. Mostly because it's easier to clean bird crap off of though.
Why don't you guys keep your top with you? That's what soft tops are for.
|06-27-2013 11:17 AM|
|jkmohican||I have had my jeeps leather out in the sun for almost two years no, no real problems. A little more rough, but not a big deal. But now I use leather honey, which is honestly the best thing I ever bought. After cleaning the seats every couple months, I apply this conditioner and it blackens them and makes them extremely smooth and is water resistant. Water rolls right off the seats. The must admit, leather is the best interior to go when it comes to cleaning. After wheeling or a down pour, it's so easy to just wipe it and continue. I couldn't stand cloth, you made the right choice.|
|06-27-2013 11:07 AM|
|Rideakf-350||Just got caught in some rain on the morning while the jeep was topless it's a '13 rubicon should I have to worry about the speakers messing up since the got wet?|
|06-24-2013 12:49 PM|
|JKmuder||This leather seems to be pretty ridged. Startjnf to like it more over fabric. I just have to remind myself no knives in the back pocket.. Lol|
|06-03-2013 11:54 AM|
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|06-03-2013 09:02 AM|
Took the top off this weekend. Got a nasty T-Storm and downpours yesterday. Had about two inches in the bottom and have drained most of it (found the plugs, not all are easily accessible.
It looks like removing and then putting the carpet back in is going to such - any suggestions?
|06-03-2013 07:18 AM|
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|06-03-2013 07:05 AM|
I got caught in the rain on Friday....
Meh...just wiped it down and pulled up a bit of the carpets to help it dry.
Was bummed at first, but hey...it's a Jeep...and the leather/pleather is pretty rugged. I was glad that I didn't have cloth seats because it would have soaked into the cushions.
|06-02-2013 10:49 PM|
Caught in the Rain
So today I was driving my 2012 Call of Duty with the top off and it just started to pour. I didn't let it get to me and was laughing at all the people looking at me as it's pouring rain. As I was under the impression that jeeps were made to get hosed down and had drains in them but maybe that's older models.
Than I got to thinking about the type of seats I have and wanted to make sure they wouldn't get ruined as they have special stitching in them to represent the model and I'd like to keep it in good looking shape. Any advice on how to prevent any future damage from this event.
Thanks for any advice
|03-25-2013 01:44 PM|
I keep after mine with leather conditioner at regular intervals.
|03-25-2013 01:22 PM|
|03-25-2013 11:20 AM|
In my opinion, this is definitely a two man job.
|03-25-2013 08:40 AM|
|03-25-2013 08:32 AM|
|03-25-2013 08:26 AM|
|cornfedksboy||I think, in addition to regular care, I'm going to get a spidershade or similar top, tonneau cover, seat towel, and emergency top. Harken hoist too!|
|03-25-2013 08:18 AM|
|reissc1||I have the black leather as well. I definitely don't think there is much leather in there. I have it about a year and a half, and the seats look like new. I use the 303 regularly, and I run a spiderweb shade. The shade helps greatly. I've been lucky enough to not get caught in the rain yet. So, I'm not sure how they will fare. I do not carry an emergency top just in case.|
|03-25-2013 02:52 AM|
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|03-24-2013 10:27 PM|
Ahhhhh because a cow is living and the leather is dead.
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