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#100 of 131 Re: Im new here [thursty_turtle]
Dec 14, 2007 (4:23 pm)
Not sure about exact replicas, but CoverKing makes a number of different seat covers. I understand from my dealer that the Rav4 (and perhaps many other cars) have airbags inside the seats and that one has to be very careful about selecting covers that don't interfere with the deployment of the airbags.
Dec 14, 2007 (4:55 pm)
thanks 4 replying if this helps its a 93 ford thunderbird and i like the original interior very much plus the back seat is perfect so i would really like exact copies if possible thanks again tho
#102 of 131 Re: thank you 4 the help [thursty_turtle]
Dec 14, 2007 (5:10 pm)
You might just have to check out some junk yards.
#104 of 131 Oxygen Sensors
Dec 26, 2007 (7:52 am)
I own a 2000 Altima. Local mechanic says I need a new Oxygen sensor and will cost about $300. How long can I safely drive without getting a new Oxygen sensor?
#105 of 131 interior vinyl cleaners
Jun 19, 2008 (2:46 pm)
this thread was as close as i find for my problem. recently had my car detailed (interior only) specifically stated i wanted no armorall like products used. picked it up at the end of the day and the whole interior, leather, vinyl, hard plastic was all wiped down with some armorall like product, was shiny, glossy which i hate. it was late in the day and i was driving home into the western setting sun ,the glare on the dash board was terrible & i didn't have my sunglasses. is anybody aware of vinyl cleaners that leave the vinyl with the showroom matte finish. don't care if its a professional product that i have to buy in gallon jugs, just so it works to my satisfaction. i've since cleaned their mess but am unaware of suitable products. i use separate leather cleaners & conditioners so i'm looking for just vinyl products.
any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.
this is irrelavent but the car is an '06 accord, ex-l.
#106 of 131 Re: interior vinyl cleaners [yooper53]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2008 (5:48 pm)
I believe matte finish vinyl protection products are readily available at most auto parts chains. I'm sure I've seen it on the shelves.
#107 of 131 Re: interior vinyl cleaners [yooper53]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:15 pm)
i'm looking for just vinyl products.
I also have an 06 Accord EX-L. I love the products from Griot's Garage.
They have an Interior Cleaner that is the best I've ever used. I was impressed with how well it cleaned rugs and cloth too. They sell it in several sizes. I don't really need it for the vinyl in my car because I keep it pretty clean and the black interior doesn't show dirt like my 95 Accord w/ivory interior does. This stuff (along with a stiff brush) really cleaned up everything (although some tough spots needed a couple of applications.)
The Vinyl and Rubber Dressing they sell doesn't have any silicone in it and it doesn't leave that shiny, greasy mess. It's a great protectant for tires and vinyl. And if even the matte finish is too shiny for you, just buff it out a bit. The 8 oz. bottle last me a long time but they sell larger sizes. This is all I've ever used on my 06 vinyl.
#108 of 131 colour choice-leather
Jul 05, 2008 (5:16 am)
I'm asking for help please! I am about to lease an Infiniti FX 35. I have the choice of 2 interior leather colours--"wheat" which is beige and /or "graphite" which is a dark, dark near black grey. Each colour , of course, comes with the same colour carpeting.
I have 2 dogs, active lifestyle and am not compulsive about keeping the inside perfect. ( the exterior colour will be "Blue Slate a dark grey blue colour)
Would anyone who has experience with this please give me advice? I ususally like a lighter interiors for the feeling of light ,sun ....but that's a feeling not concrete.... but also do like the darker one....Which colour shows less dirt, everyday wear etc.......
Thanks so much in advance!
#109 of 131 Re: colour choice-leather [nelleb]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 05, 2008 (7:43 am)
I can tell you from personal experience that dogs will completely destroy any leather interior in a matter of days unless their area is completely covered by either a make-shift or specially cut canvas layer. They will scratch the hell out of it in other words.
Leather is, of course an organic material and is not as durable as cloth or most artificial materials. It looks great, smells great and with proper care can remain attractive for many years. But it's a choice that requires you to both periodically treat, and well as actively protect, the surfaces from damage.
Presuming the dogs are in back anyway, and you have the basic dog-proofing in place, I'd choose the darker color just in case you spill coffee, or have a water leak, etc. The only drawback is that dark leather might be hotter in summer.