[DML] DMCH Seat Covers Review
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[DML] DMCH Seat Covers Review



All,

Some may remember me recently posting that I was looking to replace my seat 
covers.  I had seen the DMCH grey covers before installed on a car, but I 
don't recall ever seeing the black ones.  Only hours after my post hit the 
DML, James Espey had sent me pictures of the black covers installed on a car 
so I ordered them.

First, I'll admit, I am extremely picky with cosmetic details on the car.  I 
don't at all mind replacing OEM pieces, but I want them to look exactly as 
they did from the factory.  When my seat covers arrived, they were packaged 
nicely, shipped inside out.  I noticed the covers have much more padding 
than the originals and are manufactured much more nicely.  The stitching was 
almost exactly the same as the originals and the grain is nearly identical 
to the other interior pieces.  I did have some mild complaints, though, 
granted it was at the height of that post-sale cognitive dissonance:  I 
thought the covers might be too "wrinkly" and the color was not what I was 
used to.  My old covers were a little bit darker black with a more "slick" 
appearance.  However!.....

When I started to remove my old skins, I felt much better.  I found a piece 
of the seat vinyl that was tucked under the seat, never being exposed to 
sun, skin, armor-all, leatherique, or anything else.  I compared that piece 
with the new covers to find they were pretty damn close.  Remarkably 
similar, actually.  As far as the wrinkles go, I visited Tamir's site and 
looked up all the pictures I could of a new DeLorean interior in 1981. 
Guess what?  Lots of wrinkles.  I always knew there were some, but that new 
leather was very loose on the seats back in '81 -and uncle Jake was all 
happy again.

How to install them??  Easy!  Grab my trusty winter issue of Gullwing 
Magazine with the exceptionally entertaining and informative article written 
by Dave Jacobs.  Dave explains how to do it all, with pictures too!  Thanks 
Dave.  I installed them myself only muttering a few obscenities over a 
leisurely weekend.  It's a much more time-consuming job than it appears, but 
I wouldn't classify it as exceptionally difficult.  I was a little 
discontent with the fit of the headrests, but I just pulled those boys as 
tight as I could and they came out pretty nice.

My recommendation: *buy them*.    I've spent the last week or two driving on 
them and I love them; and they are much softer than the originals.  I've 
gotten lots of compliments on the quality of the seats.  They look great, 
and my car smells like a new pair of shoes.  Mmmmmmmm boy...  If anyone 
wants to see the "half-way" comparison of the old and new seats, see the 
root directory of the "Photos" section.  --And yes, I did replace both of 
them :-)

For me and 1063,
Jake Kamphoefner






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