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Old 24 May 2004, 07:22 am
AL
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Default Is Perforated Leather Difficult To Take Care Of?

I was reading somewhere that someone was complaining about the leather that
Acura uses in their EL premium edition. They mentioned that because it is
perforated, if something is spilt, it is very difficult to clean and upkeep?

Anyone like to comment on the validity of that?
Do the 2004 EL premium use perforated leather or ?

I am having a dilemma whether it is worth spending $2000 more just for
leather and a moonroof. (EL premium)


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Old 27 May 2004, 01:12 am
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Default Re: Is Perforated Leather Difficult To Take Care Of?

I'm not sure what a split would do to cleaning unless you mean a seam, where
it must be vacuumed first to get the particulates out. A possible problem
with perforation could be - if the cleaner is too thick, it could fill the
holes and you would have to clear them out with a powerful vacuum or tooth
pick. I use saddle soap to clean and condition the leather as advised by the
dealer. When it is sparingly applied to a damp cloth and worked into a thin
lotion, it won't fill the holes. Also, Saddle Soap does not appear to alter
the leathers factory sheen.


"AL" <AL@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:kWksc.544101$Pk3.368470@pd7tw1no...
> I was reading somewhere that someone was complaining about the leather

that
> Acura uses in their EL premium edition. They mentioned that because it is
> perforated, if something is spilt, it is very difficult to clean and

upkeep?
>
> Anyone like to comment on the validity of that?
> Do the 2004 EL premium use perforated leather or ?
>
> I am having a dilemma whether it is worth spending $2000 more just for
> leather and a moonroof. (EL premium)
>
>



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Old 27 May 2004, 10:39 am
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Default Re: Is Perforated Leather Difficult To Take Care Of?

I think he meant "spilt" as in "spilled", not split.

I have owned two different cars with perforated leather, an '02 Pathfinder
and a '92 Oldsmobile van. Never had to deal with a large spill, but the
smaller splash every now and then has not been a problem. The holes are so
small that large amounts of fluids did not seem to suck into the seat. If
you don't want to be constantly cleaning the seats, I recommend you go for
black or charcoal dyed leather and avoid the light tans as they constantly
look dirty.

On 5/27/04 12:12 AM, in article dNetc.91502$hY.51213@twister.nyroc.rr.com,
"Dave M." <gadget007@rochester.rr.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure what a split would do to cleaning unless you mean a seam, where
> it must be vacuumed first to get the particulates out. A possible problem
> with perforation could be - if the cleaner is too thick, it could fill the
> holes and you would have to clear them out with a powerful vacuum or tooth
> pick. I use saddle soap to clean and condition the leather as advised by the
> dealer. When it is sparingly applied to a damp cloth and worked into a thin
> lotion, it won't fill the holes. Also, Saddle Soap does not appear to alter
> the leathers factory sheen.
>
>
> "AL" <AL@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:kWksc.544101$Pk3.368470@pd7tw1no...
>> I was reading somewhere that someone was complaining about the leather

> that
>> Acura uses in their EL premium edition. They mentioned that because it is
>> perforated, if something is spilt, it is very difficult to clean and

> upkeep?
>>
>> Anyone like to comment on the validity of that?
>> Do the 2004 EL premium use perforated leather or ?
>>
>> I am having a dilemma whether it is worth spending $2000 more just for
>> leather and a moonroof. (EL premium)
>>
>>

>
>


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Old 30 May 2004, 11:16 am
Rick C
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Default Re: Is Perforated Leather Difficult To Take Care Of?

I have a 2003 EL with beige leather. It has been great so far, and hasn't
gotten overly dirty. I am happy with mine. The heated seats are nice in
Calgary winters.

GO FLAMES GO!

Rick



"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> I think he meant "spilt" as in "spilled", not split.
>
> I have owned two different cars with perforated leather, an '02 Pathfinder
> and a '92 Oldsmobile van. Never had to deal with a large spill, but the
> smaller splash every now and then has not been a problem. The holes are

so
> small that large amounts of fluids did not seem to suck into the seat. If
> you don't want to be constantly cleaning the seats, I recommend you go for
> black or charcoal dyed leather and avoid the light tans as they constantly
> look dirty.
>
> On 5/27/04 12:12 AM, in article dNetc.91502$hY.51213@twister.nyroc.rr.com,
> "Dave M." <gadget007@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm not sure what a split would do to cleaning unless you mean a seam,

where
> > it must be vacuumed first to get the particulates out. A possible

problem
> > with perforation could be - if the cleaner is too thick, it could fill

the
> > holes and you would have to clear them out with a powerful vacuum or

tooth
> > pick. I use saddle soap to clean and condition the leather as advised by

the
> > dealer. When it is sparingly applied to a damp cloth and worked into a

thin
> > lotion, it won't fill the holes. Also, Saddle Soap does not appear to

alter
> > the leathers factory sheen.
> >
> >
> > "AL" <AL@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:kWksc.544101$Pk3.368470@pd7tw1no...
> >> I was reading somewhere that someone was complaining about the leather

> > that
> >> Acura uses in their EL premium edition. They mentioned that because it

is
> >> perforated, if something is spilt, it is very difficult to clean and

> > upkeep?
> >>
> >> Anyone like to comment on the validity of that?
> >> Do the 2004 EL premium use perforated leather or ?
> >>
> >> I am having a dilemma whether it is worth spending $2000 more just for
> >> leather and a moonroof. (EL premium)
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>



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