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Old 15 Jun 2007, 08:40 pm
krhine
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Default Too Hot Leather

OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I have
to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of the day,
even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats are really hot,
and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride home (only about 30
minutes). What do people use to protect the leather from the sun and will
also provide some seat ventilation during my commute?


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Old 16 Jun 2007, 12:04 am
Jim Tiberio
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"krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in message
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> OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I have
> to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of the day,
> even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats are really
> hot,
> and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride home (only about 30
> minutes). What do people use to protect the leather from the sun and will
> also provide some seat ventilation during my commute?
>
>


I have black on black. I put in a remote starter so the AC is cranking
before I get in, it cools the seats a bit.


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Old 16 Jun 2007, 12:51 am
Tegger
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"krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in
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> OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I
> have to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of
> the day, even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats
> are really hot, and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride
> home (only about 30 minutes). What do people use to protect the
> leather from the sun and will also provide some seat ventilation
> during my commute?
>
>



Possibly a silly solution:
Get a couple of cheap white terry-cloth towels or large white pillowcases.
Drape one over each seat when you leave it. Fold up and slip under seat
when not in use.

Or maybe those seat covers that are made of wooden beads. They keep your
body off the hot leather and provide ventilation as well.

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Old 16 Jun 2007, 07:55 am
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"krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in
news:GjGci.412$iz5.4@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink. net:

> OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I
> have to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of
> the day, even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats
> are really hot, and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride
> home (only about 30 minutes). What do people use to protect the
> leather from the sun and will also provide some seat ventilation
> during my commute?
>
>


Those reflective folding shields you put behind the windshield will reduce
the temps a noticeable amount.
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 08:49 am
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"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in
> news:GjGci.412$iz5.4@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink. net:
>
>> OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I
>> have to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of
>> the day, even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats
>> are really hot, and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride
>> home (only about 30 minutes). What do people use to protect the
>> leather from the sun and will also provide some seat ventilation
>> during my commute?
>>
>>

>
>
> Possibly a silly solution:
> Get a couple of cheap white terry-cloth towels or large white pillowcases.
> Drape one over each seat when you leave it. Fold up and slip under seat
> when not in use.
>
> Or maybe those seat covers that are made of wooden beads. They keep your
> body off the hot leather and provide ventilation as well.
>
> --
> Tegger
>


Not silly at all. As a former Phoenix resident I can say this solution (I
always used terry towels) and the windshield shades mentioned by 'akheel'
are very effective ways of controlling the heat. Both also control the
damage done by the hot sunshine.

Mike



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Old 16 Jun 2007, 03:13 pm
Larry in AZ
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "Michael Pardee"
<michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> said:

> Not silly at all. As a former Phoenix resident I can say this solution (I
> always used terry towels) and the windshield shades mentioned by 'akheel'
> are very effective ways of controlling the heat. Both also control the
> damage done by the hot sunshine.


People in the Phoenix area never, ever, buy black on black cars. If you see
one, chances are good that it's from out of state...

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Old 16 Jun 2007, 05:33 pm
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Larry in AZ <usenet2@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
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> Waiving the right to remain silent, "Michael Pardee"
><michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> said:
>
>> Not silly at all. As a former Phoenix resident I can say this
>> solution (I always used terry towels) and the windshield shades
>> mentioned by 'akheel' are very effective ways of controlling the
>> heat. Both also control the damage done by the hot sunshine.

>
> People in the Phoenix area never, ever, buy black on black cars. If
> you see one, chances are good that it's from out of state...
>


It gets hot here in Florida,too,yet people still buy black cars with black
interiors. They usually get dark tint on their windows,too.

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Old 16 Jun 2007, 08:21 pm
Dean Dark
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On 16 Jun 2007 21:33:37 GMT, Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote:

>>> Not silly at all. As a former Phoenix resident I can say this
>>> solution (I always used terry towels) and the windshield shades
>>> mentioned by 'akheel' are very effective ways of controlling the
>>> heat. Both also control the damage done by the hot sunshine.

>>
>> People in the Phoenix area never, ever, buy black on black cars. If
>> you see one, chances are good that it's from out of state...
>>

>It gets hot here in Florida,too,yet people still buy black cars with black
>interiors. They usually get dark tint on their windows,too.


That rings a bell. The other thing that helps is large chrome wheels
and rubber band tires. I think that the larger surface area of the
chrome wheels reflecting sunlight away from the car is what helps.
--
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 08:39 pm
Bob Johnstone
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krhine wrote:
> OK, jests aside, here's my problem. I have black leather seats and I have
> to park outside, in the sun, during the work day. By the end of the day,
> even with my tinted windows and top cracked open, the seats are really hot,
> and they stay uncomfortable during the entire ride home (only about 30
> minutes). What do people use to protect the leather from the sun and will
> also provide some seat ventilation during my commute?
>
>


Just spring for a couple sheepskin covers. They might be warm when
you get in, but are great for hot or cold... I'd think your steering
wheel would be more of a problem...
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Old 17 Jun 2007, 01:12 am
Michael Pardee
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"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
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> Larry in AZ <usenet2@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
> news:Xns99517C50FABF6thefrogprince@69.28.173.184:
>>
>> People in the Phoenix area never, ever, buy black on black cars. If
>> you see one, chances are good that it's from out of state...
>>

>
> It gets hot here in Florida,too,yet people still buy black cars with black
> interiors. They usually get dark tint on their windows,too.
>


Arizona has Florida beat easily for high temperatures, it's the humidity we
can't compete with. Only four months of the year have not seen 100 F
temperatures in Phoenix, with the earliest 100 F temperature being the first
Saturday in Spring. Local weathermen in the Valley of the Sun have an
unwritten rule that temperatures below 110 F are not to be called "hot;" 109
F is "sunny and warmer." My favorite forecast was, "Tomorrow, sunny and
cooler, high 113." The good news is that 120 F is rare, the bad news is that
110 F is common.

Temperatures inside closed cars in the summertime can be very destructive;
180 F has been reported. When I worked in avionics in Phoenix a customer
complained the knobs on his radio (KX-145 for pilots who remember those)
wouldn't turn. We found the plastic shafts had fused to the faceplate.

Tint is very popular in Phoenix, but dark interiors are a sign of mental
defect.

Mike



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