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Old 08-30-2007, 01:13 PM
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leather or leatherette on my 530i, please help...

i purchased 530i sport package 3 weeks ago, now i want to clean the seats, but i can't tell if my seats are leather or leatherette so i dont waste my money on buying expensive leather cleaner/conditioner. how can one tell if the seats are leather or leatherette without getting the list of options installed on the car. below are some pictures of the seats.





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Sniff them?
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Looks like my leather seats in my 545.
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Look at the inside of the pockets on seatbacks or pull the headrest and look at the inside of the material there. If leather, you will see the grain. If leatherette, will look like cloth or naugahyde.

Should be easily apparent.
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is there any other way? because i believe all seatbacks are made of different material than the seat itself. and headrests dont show anything. the headrests are powered so i dont know its a good idea to pull them out. thanks.
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ok, the seatback pocket is made of different material from the headrests. i pulled out the headrests, it is made of leather. the seatback pockets is some kine of vinyl or something.
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Why not run the key at your local stlr? Shouldn't that
tell you all the info? Dunno...

In the meantime, the seating material doesn't look like
its going to miss getting "dressed" for another weekend.
Nice ride and GL,
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PS...BMW puts "leatherette" in a freakin 530?! WTF?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by motordavid
the seating material doesn't look like
its going to missed getting "dressed" for another weekend.

I was just going to say the same thing, the interior of that ride is a disgrace


Sweet looking mint ride Novax...lover the color combo too
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do you have prem pkg. If so you have leather.
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Leather conditioner isn't more expensive than vinyl conditioner in any event. Lexol is plenty good, and the price of Lexol ~ price of Vinylex.
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