[DML] Re: DMCH Seat Covers Review
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[DML] Re: DMCH Seat Covers Review



Hey Jake...

Thank you for the glowing compliment!
It's good to know that I was able to help someone?and good to know
that someone likes my writing.  :)

If you want to tighten up the leather a bit, you can, carefully, run a
hair dryer over it.  Or leave it in the sun.  Otherwise, it should
tighten up naturally over time.

Your new seat covers look really nice!  I like the extra padding...the
seats look more comfortable.

Thanks again!
Dave Jacobs


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jake Kamphoefner" <jakekamp@xxxx> wrote:
> 
> 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






To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderators@xxxxxxxxxxx

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    dmcnews-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
 




Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive