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Old 09-26-2009, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Leather seats get too hot - is there a good solution?

After driving in the heat my back gets too sweaty with the leather seats - I personally like cloth seats and that's what I've always had. Is there something that is good quality that will solve the problem? I don't just want something thin to cover the seat with, but something that will act as a buffer between me and the leather - but something unobtrusive that looks good AND fits the Solstice driver's seat specifically, in black. Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I realize that it meets none of your criteria, but this is what I use when I drive home after working out...

No sweat!

I think your best solution is to make a WTB post in the Want to Buy / For Sale forum and offer to swap your leather seats for someones cloth seats. It is not a difficult swap if it is the entire seat assembly. Of course it would have to be a local deal as shipping would be prohibitive. Or you could could swap just the seat covering (I think). that's more work but shipping is feasible. See JPM's site for instructions on how to remove the leather seat cover.

Either way since leather is worth more whoever you swap with should pay you some cash.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, I don't want to removed the original seats, just find something to cover them with - nice blankie for your seat there..

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Hi, I don't want to removed the original seats, just find something to cover them with - nice blankie for your seat there..

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if you don't wanna swap seats - to the cloth
?????????- hahaha good luck !

could somebody post up a nise pic of the cloth seats ?

its my 1st leather seats- love the smell - hate the sweating----

i can't see a blankie or covering that would look as nice as the cloth seats - but i don't recall what the cloth looks like ??
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've thought about swapping mine out for cloth too. I've never liked leather seats.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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When it gets hot, I just turn the AC on and aim the dash vents at my hands.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I remember about 3 or 4 years ago seeing a thread about a neoprene seat covers and there were pictures of them installed. I think the company that made them was in Costa Mesa California. So you might try searching here on the forum for the thread.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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After driving in the heat my back gets too sweaty with the leather seats - I personally like cloth seats and that's what I've always had. Is there something that is good quality that will solve the problem? I don't just want something thin to cover the seat with, but something that will act as a buffer between me and the leather - but something unobtrusive that looks good AND fits the Solstice driver's seat specifically, in black. Thanks.
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The stock seats in the Solstice are not full leather, they are mostly vinyl. My solution was to have JPM insert suede in the center seating section of both the seat back and seat bottom. This cured the problem I was having and I live in Georgia where it can get very hot during the summer.

You could buy seat covers but I never found anything that was high quality.

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These are neoprene seat covers that were made for my jeep.
Fit like a glove, well padded, and no sweating.
(But even here in PHX my GXP just wears the leather)
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Would JPM seat covers with perforated leather centers be an option?
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the cloth seats in mine. I factory-ordered my car and my salesman suggested the cloth seats because of how hot the leather gets, especially with the sun baking down on it. Glad I listened to him from a comfort point of view, and I love the way they look, too.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I was too late to custom order the car this summer, I would have definitely ordered cloth. The seats are mostly vinyl? What parts are vinyl and what parts are leather?

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Old 09-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was too late to custom order the car this summer, I would have definitely ordered cloth. The seats are mostly vinyl? What parts are vinyl and what parts are leather?

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On the stock so called leather seats, the seating surfaces are leather the rest of the seat and seat back is vinyl.

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Old 09-27-2009, 05:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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On the stock so called leather seats, the seating surfaces are leather the rest of the seat and seat back is vinyl.

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You are correct, and there is nothing wrong with that - the seating surfaces, being leather, do breathe while vinyl does not.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hello worg,

I used aftermarket custom fitted seat covers for all of my cars with leather seats. I always got velour fabric with foam backing, it tends to fit well and stay in place. There are several vendors that can make attractive, good fitting covers. Seat covers are generally a pain to install, but once they are on, they look great.

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