[DML] Re: Ripples or No Ripples?
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[DML] Re: Ripples or No Ripples?

I am currently in the process of replacing my seat covers in full
leather. The leather that I plan on using for this Job is Connolly
Auto Lux. It is expensive but some of the finest leather around, used
on Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Bentley, Jaguar etc. It is even used in the
House of Commons and at Windsor Castle.

My brother and I own a part time marine upholstery business and
foresee no problems reupholstering the seats as it is a fairly simple
pattern. Mark is pretty much on the money with the ripples. They lose
the ripple effect not so much from the shrinking as from the
stretching. The ripples are placed in the seat by sewing the seam
under slight tension. After time, just like our own skin, leather
losses its strength and resiliency. You can greatly slow down this
process by using a good conditioner 2-3 times a year. In my experience
leatherique is the standard for conditioning. 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> IMHO, many Deloreans with original seats have lost the
> ripple due to the leather shrinking with age...  That
> is why you will see so many cars with smooth seats.  
> I have seen the DMCH replacements, and they are nice. 
> However, they do not match the original.  I think this
> is a "feature" because there should be some value to
> having preteen original seats.  I am glad they did not
> make an exact replica.
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