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    Default Are Half Leathers really made with leather???

    Here's some pics of the wear on my drivers seat bolster. If you look close you can see that the backing is cloth and there's only a very thin layer of the black grained coating.
    Surely this ent leather, if it is it's the thinest leather I've ever seen!
    What do you think???

    Can I repair this with super glue gel and leather fibers, the usual way? I have the special leather top coat stuff in black so just need to know the best way to fill the holes.

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    it is leather, but very cheap,use only leather glue, horse shops or upholstery shops, super-glue will work BUT, its not good for the leather, it makes it hard to the touch..

    micky.

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    No it isnt leather.

    They only provide real leather on the facing part of the seat (ie the bits you touch when sitting in the seat).

    All the backing pieces are vinyl (meaning seat side pieces, seat back pieces, etc)

    EDIT: And thats the same rule for FULL leather interiors as well. It isnt FULL leather at all. Its leather on the facing pieces and vinyl on the pieces you dont sit on.
    Last edited by spoons; 12th October 2011 at 20:59.

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    The only way you will get FULL Leather is having the whole lot reupholstered like mine.

    Then you know every single bit is real leather through and through, and its a much nicer grain & quality.

    Not like the cheap elephant hide that Vauxhall use

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    the VXR full leather is leather had a colour repair done to a path on mine , and the bloke was surprised it was actually leather as he said 90% now are vinyl and not real leather

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    i stand corrected, but is it aniline or semi-aniline leather ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by husky View Post
    the VXR full leather is leather had a colour repair done to a path on mine , and the bloke was surprised it was actually leather as he said 90% now are vinyl and not real leather
    Which exact part of the seat did you get repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armoured farmer View Post
    i stand corrected, but is it aniline or semi-aniline leather ?
    Which one? Vauxhalls or mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Which exact part of the seat did you get repaired?
    the side bolster

    you can just see where its worn on the os outer bolster


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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Which one? Vauxhalls or mine?
    yors steve

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