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      09-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Plastic or Leather?

Question: Which interior parts of the car are plastic and which are leather? They do such a good job making the plastic parts look like leather that its hard to tell sometime. I just want to know so I'm not using leather conditioner on plastic parts, LOL. Here are my thoughts

Leather
- Seats
- Steering wheel
- Shift knob and boot
- Arm rest (door)
- Arm rest (center between the front seats)
- The small section on the door just about the arm rest
- Sun visor?

Plastic
- Dash
- Door
- Pretty much everything else
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Looks right to me, ill check when im off work. But at first glance that list seems correct on all examples.

Edit: and leather cleaner on the dash wouldnt be the end of the world, my friends mother used car paste wax to "clean" the dash of his W204 MB when he was out of town. Now that was bad news....
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I have leatherette, so everything's plastic, no confusion.
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I have leatherette, so everything's plastic, no confusion.
TBH im not impressed with my "boston leather" if I were to build another from scratch i really dont think id go out of my way to option it. BMW leatherette is pretty darn good.
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      09-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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BMW leatherette is pretty darn good.
Yup... Very good pleather.
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Question: Which interior parts of the car are plastic and which are leather? They do such a good job making the plastic parts look like leather that its hard to tell sometime. I just want to know so I'm not using leather conditioner on plastic parts, LOL. Here are my thoughts

Leather
- Seats
- Steering wheel
- Shift knob and boot
- Arm rest (door)
- Arm rest (center between the front seats)
- The small section on the door just about the arm rest
- Sun visor?

Plastic
- Dash
- Door
- Pretty much everything else
I think you are a bit optimist, for me only the "visible" part of the seats and headrests (up or front facing) is leather, the side and back parts are made of (good looking) vinyl. I don't think that any part of the door is actual leather, nor is the central armrest and the boot of the shifter
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