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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 08:19 PM
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Question about Interiors

Does anyone have any insight on which chioce would be better for a new jeep? Should I choose the cloth interior or should I go with the Vinyl? I will be going topless alot or with maybe a bikini top?
Thanks in Advance........Scotty
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Re: Question about Interiors

I think it's Scotty,

Welcome to the board. A few things:

1. Please fill out your profile.
2. Not sure where your from but I'm guessing it's warm there seeing you plan to drive around without a top.
3. I've owned a number of convertables, and I've found that cloth is the best option.
4. Leather / Vinyl gets really hot in sun light, and really cold in the winter
5. Nothing is worse then a butt sticking to a seat.


The only down side that I've found with cloth is that it wont keep the water out...so if it rains then the sears are going to act like a big sponge. A plastic bag and towel will fix that problem....

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Vinyl doesn't soak up water.
Dry mud comes right off vinyl.
Light grey vinyl is not overly hot in sunlight.
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Re: Question about Interiors

I'm with Bryan.

I recently had my seats redone in white vinyl. It can't be kept good looking, but it's just an old Jeep. It's not overly hot in the direct sun, and cold doesn't matter because I wear clothes, even in the Jeep, when it's cold. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

I don't have to worry about it out in the rain, and the best part is that when it gets dirty I can clean the interior with the pressure washer. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Question about Interiors

I'm w/ Bryan and Jim Lou.... Vinyl. IMHO - The ONLY way to go for a practical Jeep.

If your tush prefers the creature comforts of cloth for extreme hot/cold conditions, buy some cheap cloth seat covers. If covers get rained on, they dry out relatively quick compared to cloth seats (and all that water-absorbing foam underneath). Or, just toss the wet cover into a clothes dryer. Meanwhile, you've got a dry place to sit.

Covers are also easy to remove & wash when they get muddy, there's 'dog' all over 'em, careless passengers spill their stuff or [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img], etc....)

I detest cloth seats... While maybe not a PITA, they are a pain in the neck. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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