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Old 11-26-2012, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SamS View Post
It's true, the Dakota leather is not much different than leatherette. You'd fool 9/10 people with the leatherette, anyways.
yup, the 3 series dakota leather is a pretty low quality leather. its a urethane impregnated, texture enhanced leather. basically the leather is treated with a plastic, then the texture is rolled into it with a press under heat and pressure (which is why it resembles the leatherette so closely, just like the 'ette, it has its texture rolled into it). it does breathe a little better than the leatherette. i've had both. the nappa leather in a 5'er is far nicer.
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