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Old 07-18-2018, 08:17 PM   #1
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I just bought a 04 base and looking to get some seat covers. My seats aren't full leather and get hot in the summer. I have looked on Amazon but nothing is really grabbing me. Can anyone recommend what they have used?

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I just bought a 04 base and looking to get some seat covers. My seats aren't full leather and get hot in the summer. I have looked on Amazon but nothing is really grabbing me. Can anyone recommend what they have used?
I saw the complete restoration on this Boxster and they used a Suede like material for the center inserts on the seats. Take a look at the car show video. Hope this helps. Any good upholstery Shop can do this.

https://youtu.be/cKAjzjEsrVM
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I saw the complete restoration on this Boxster and they used a Suede like material for the center inserts on the seats. Take a look at the car show video. Hope this helps. Any good upholstery Shop can do this.

https://youtu.be/cKAjzjEsrVM
I don't think that's what the OP had in mind. Out here where it gets really hot and black trim can burn you, I use a heavy beach towel in hot weather. I think you could get a new mover's blanket from Harbor Freight and bungie it to the seat back. In the past, I've slipped a heavy t-shirt over the back of the seat, it helps to reflect the heat.

When parked in the summer sun for more than a few minutes, you probably should put the roof up to protect your interior.
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I don't think that's what the OP had in mind. Out here where it gets really hot and black trim can burn you, I use a heavy beach towel in hot weather. I think you could get a new mover's blanket from Harbor Freight and bungie it to the seat back. In the past, I've slipped a heavy t-shirt over the back of the seat, it helps to reflect the heat.

When parked in the summer sun for more than a few minutes, you probably should put the roof up to protect your interior.

A friend in Winter Haven Florida uses the thick fake Sheep skin covers.
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I used thick Sheep skin covers on my black interior in the 1980's. Then never bought another convertible with black interior again
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We have grey interior, it is more of breathable issue than a heat issue. I'm going to look into the sheep skin seat covers. I looked at the beaded covers but they didn't get the best reviews.
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I had some custom sheepskin covers made at a local shop about ten years ago. They slip over the top of the seat and run down the center leaving the side bolsters exposed. I have been very happy with them, paid about $250.

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