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Old 07-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Damn you Vanilla Ice

Ok, so I went to a Vanilla Ice concert in my neighborhood and in my understandable excitement I totally forgot I left my top down. While enjoying Ice Ice Baby it started to rain. I realized it when I got home, checked the carpet and the computer under the seat, all was good, barely wet. The seats were a bit wet, just wiped them off and closed the top. It was sunny the next morning, so the car sat in the sun for a few hours.

Well, the next morning I opened the door and parts of the seats had shriveled and are cardboard hard. I searched on here and purchased some soffner leather conditioner from colorplus and used the whole pint (not at once, over the course of 7-8 days). Still not soft, I think they're ruined

Anyone have any other ideas, short of replacement? They were in good shape prior to that guy "cookin 'em....like a pound of bacon."

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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Try Leatherique. It'll fix those seats right up. GREAT, great stuff. My Dad learned about it through the Jaguar club and uses it religiously on the seats in his E-type and XK-120 roadsters. Search this site and you'll see it mentioned in a few posts.

See http://www.leatherique.com

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Old 07-16-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:08 AM   #4
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1. You went to a Vanilla Ice concert.
2. You admitted to going to a Vanilla Ice concert.
3. You drove your Porsche to a Vanilla Ice concert... they may be witnesses.

Try a shoe conditioner too.
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Vanilla Ice concert? I'm sorry your poor Boxster took the brunt of the punishment..or did it?

Lexol conditioner works quite well, also.
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When you go to the Village People concert next month, make sure you keep the top up!
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I may be a closet ice ice baby fan ..

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When you go to the Village People concert next month, make sure you keep the top up!
LOL is all I have to say about that.
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Vanilla Ice is still touring? Does he rap the oldies like "Ice Ice Baby"? Last I heard he was trying to convert to metal/rock but that idea tanked.
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Vanilla Ice is still touring? Does he rap the oldies like "Ice Ice Baby"? Last I heard he was trying to convert to metal/rock but that idea tanked.
It's sort of a rap/rock thing. But he did rap to Ice Ice Baby. And it was more like a bar closed off a street for a music festival. It was $5 do get in. He must be hitting hard times.

I also saw Naughty by Nature there the night before and MC Hammer played at the beach last weekend. If I would have caught that I would have hit the early 90"s rap trifecta!
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All of the cruel (but deserved) barbs about Vanilla Ice aside, any progress on getting the leather softened up?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:26 AM   #12
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I have already used a pint of Soffener to no avail. I have some leatherique restorer on the way, so I'll post results after I try that.

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