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Old 10-25-2005, 11:38 AM
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What's your opinion on Sheepskin covers?

Not really diesel related, but they do go in some diesel cars

Just curious what peoples thoughts are on them, even though it is entirely subjective.

Ugly?
Too much like Uggs?
Comfy and worth the cost (I've seen the tailored one for like $500, plus another $100 for the headrests)?
Whatever protects the leather is worth it?

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Old 10-25-2005, 11:48 AM
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There were sheepskin covers on the front seats when I purchased my MB. I was very pleased with the comfort. The seats are cooler in summer (very important around here) and warmer in the winter. They do need to be washed on occasion, commercial laundramat is best, with very mild cold water detergent and air dried.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:17 PM
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Everything that Sam said. I am not a fan of their appearance, but, boy, what comfort. If a person has vinyl or leather seatcovers, then they are a real improvement in the summer AND the winter. The reason for purchasing them is reduced if one has cloth seats.

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:31 PM
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Our 1981 300SD used to have them when I was a little boy, I loved them. I would like some for my 300D, that is if I can find them for the right price.
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I bought the thickest ones (out of the three levels they offer) from Performance Products for my 300SD - huge comfort improvement over the stock MB-Tex. I really love them.
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Another place to try....

World Upholstery has several versions at varying prices. www.worlduph.com It would probably be a good idea to go with the best quality you can afford and with someone who sells specifically for MB's, not generic, as "cheap" seat covers are very disappointing.
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Seems like the consensus here is not too Baaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaad!
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Strider came with them and I really like them. That said, I have sat on cheap imitation sheepskin and didn't like it at all.
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First we should be sure we are all talking about the same thing...
there are synthetics ' sheep skins' available... in fact , the padding for most saddles changed to this years ago...
If you have real sheepskin then it should be washed in Woolite.... and then placed in the position you want it to be used in.... and when dry it should be oiled from the backside with something like Lexol... although with this on the backside a heavier longer lasting oil could be used.... like Neatsfoot Oil Compound....
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World Upholstery has several versions at varying prices. www.worlduph.com It would probably be a good idea to go with the best quality you can afford and with someone who sells specifically for MB's, not generic, as "cheap" seat covers are very disappointing.
I bought the cheap sheepskins from World Upholstery for the W123, and they really aren't bad. Worlduph calls them "mosaic," which amounts to being the scraps sewn together, I suppose. I've had them installed for about three years/35K miles in the car, a vehicle that often carries a canine passenger (a shepherd, of course). So they get plenty of rough treatment.

The actual seating surface is the only thing that is real sheepskin -- the rest looks like it might have been knit out of recycled pop bottles. The non-skin part is a bit elastic, though, which seems to help hold the covers in place.

I give a thumbs-up to cheap sheepskin seat covers!
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:46 PM
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First we should be sure we are all talking about the same thing...
there are synthetics ' sheep skins' available... in fact , the padding for most saddles changed to this years ago...
If you have real sheepskin then it should be washed in Woolite.... and then placed in the position you want it to be used in.... and when dry it should be oiled from the backside with something like Lexol... although with this on the backside a heavier longer lasting oil could be used.... like Neatsfoot Oil Compound....
Sheepskin and Woolite - brings out the image of Gene Wilder slumping against a wall with Woolite dribbling from his mouth in a Woody Allen movie of some repute. Just about the funniest thing I've ever seen....
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BTW, sorry for the hijack there Greg. That neatsfoot oil from TLC really soaks into the hide very nice. The gallon should last me quite a while!
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Pete, I don't remember if you got the Neatsfoot Oil...or the Neatsfoot Oil Compound... which has Silicone oil with it... the latter is lighter and less greasy than the first...
Lets be sure people understand that you put that on the BACKSIDE... not where one would have it next to clothes when sitting on the items...
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Seems like the consensus here is not too Baaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaad!
holey rimshot.....ewe should be ashamed...

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