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When I put her away in the garage last night after her daily wipe down, I noticed through the windshield that my side bolster closest to the door was looking a little wrinkled and well, wore. :(

I don't drive mine that often and this is similar to the wear and tear my HD's leather seat suffered from.

I don't like this! :(
 

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I haven't noticed anything weird/unusual wear. I have started to have that squeaking thing where the bolster rubs against the plastic frame and squeaks, but I am having that fixed on Friday. Maybe that is the reason in your case?
 

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CMNTMXR57 said:
When I put her away in the garage last night after her daily wipe down, I noticed through the windshield that my side bolster closest to the door was looking a little wrinkled and well, wore. :(

I don't drive mine that often and this is similar to the wear and tear my HD's leather seat suffered from.

I don't like this! :(
Thats normal wear and tear on leather seats of this quality. What I do to minimize wear on the side of the seat is scoot the seat all the way back so when I get out I dont rub against the bolster. When I get in I just motor the seat to my desired position. Too bad we dont have seats with memory. :banghead:
 

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What the heck is the bolster??
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They are the big side cushion thingies that hold you in side to side :D
 

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I thought those were called bras?
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yeah, mine is showing wear too. i try to get in and out with out rubbing it. me no like
 

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Careful I heard of someone with rivited jean pockets actually scratching and tearing their seat. I always try to go in butt first and swing the legs in not slide my whole body in and across the seat.
 

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My front side bolsters are fine but the back seats are shot to hell.

Must be the constant friction and the rubbing, and the humping, the up and down and sometimes side to side repetitive motion again and again. Whew!

Too bad I don't smoke because I could use a cig right now.
 

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Only you DG!

I would expect this kind of wear with a 50,000 mile car. However, I just turned 3,000 miles and the car only gets driven on select days. So it shouldn't be wearing that quickly. Especially a HIGHER quality leather like is used on this car.
 

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I have almost 9K on the car and drive it every day. The seat looks like new. Go figure.
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desertgoat said:
My front side bolsters are fine but the back seats are shot to hell.

Must be the constant friction and the rubbing, and the humping, the up and down and sometimes side to side repetitive motion again and again. Whew!

Too bad I don't smoke because I could use a cig right now.
I can say that this is one car I won't be doing that in. I'd be too tired after getting into the back. That's what the Buick is for. I've got 2 end tables and a rollaway.
 

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mine are wearing.....of course it would be better if I weighed less
 

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radkon said:
Careful I heard of someone with rivited jean pockets actually scratching and tearing their seat. I always try to go in butt first and swing the legs in not slide my whole body in and across the seat.
That was me. The outside bolster on the driver's seat is scratched all to heck. Real ugly. Don't know how to repair it, either, if that's even possible. :(
 

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I can say that this is one car I won't be doing that in. I'd be too tired after getting into the back. That's what the Buick is for. I've got 2 end tables and a rollaway.
So when you sell the buick no more lovin?
 

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mistermike said:
I can say that this is one car I won't be doing that in. I'd be too tired after getting into the back. That's what the Buick is for. I've got 2 end tables and a rollaway.
I use a bed for that! :hail:
 

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I purchased a new WS6 TransAm in 1998. After hanging out at ls1.com for a while this subject came up. I think it's the price one pays for good lateral support. Some thought it was more of an issue for those who wear jeans on a regular basis. Makes sense, I guess. I had the Firebird (it was a great car) for about 40K miles and never noticed any wearing. Not much you can do about it other than trying to minimize the rubbing. Of course, you could always swear off blue jeans.
 

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This is in the upper bolster though that cradles your rib cage.

It may be a hard pressed argument to claim warranty on this though as they may see it as normal wear & tear.
 

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CMNTMXR57 said:
Only you DG!

I would expect this kind of wear with a 50,000 mile car. However, I just turned 3,000 miles and the car only gets driven on select days. So it shouldn't be wearing that quickly. Especially a HIGHER quality leather like is used on this car.
You are right! I have 7000 miles on my car and have no wear at all. I keep my leather conditioned with Connonly Hidefood. The leather used in the goat is a very high quality thick leather like my Alfa 164. The leather in my Ford F250 was a bear to maintain and showed wear quickly. See if some conditioner helps.

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