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Old 03-27-2011, 05:23 AM
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I am getting my Z4 soon - I have had the pure white design package option - which gives it white leather seats, wood dash etc.

I have just realised that I always wear blue jeans (literally always, all day I am in blue jeans) and i know that the colour of jeans rubs off onto leather - especially white leather.

So I need some ideas - do I go for a seat protecter? - do i sit on a towel (this will look odd)? - do i change my look and style and start wearing joggers?

Also; Do white jeans rub off onto white leather? do corduroy trousers rub off onto white leather? (was thinking about wearing white jeans or white cords to get around the problem)

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:45 AM
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I have the white leater, wear jeans half the time and the color has not rubbed onto the leather.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:47 AM
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There have been several posts about color coming off on the Alcantara ivory leather seats but most have said they were able to clean them using the procedure recommended by the manufacturer. I would highly recommend not wearing any jeans that have not been washed several times before sitting on your white interior. I had the same issue when my wife wore a new pair in my car with beige seats but it did come off with some leather cleaner.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:37 AM
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:44 PM
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This is not totally applicable but I have coral (red) leather and noticed that my blue jeans left a mark on my driver's seat. However, I was able to get it off easily w/ leather cleaner.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:01 AM
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Wear white jeans!
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:07 AM
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I think investing in some good quality leather cleaner is probably best.
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I would ditch the jeans I wear mostly Corduroy pants / trousers they are very easy on my red fox leather also make sure you wear a soft belt.
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I would ditch the jeans I wear mostly Corduroy pants / trousers they are very easy on my red fox leather also make sure you wear a soft belt.
I seriously doubt this will happen.


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Old 04-15-2011, 01:27 PM
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I seriously doubt this will happen.
I wear a jacket which I remove and sit on while driving, so it doesn't look too weird.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:15 PM
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Wear white jeans!
Haha, white jeans, tweed jacket with suede patches (protect the arm rest) and splash on some old spice - the ladies will come flocking!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:26 PM
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Have the beige interior, wear jeans all the time, no problems... White jeans.....that's funny!
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there have been several posts about color coming off on the alcantara ivory leather seats but most have said they were able to clean them using the procedure recommended by the manufacturer. I would highly recommend not wearing any jeans that have not been washed several times before sitting on your white interior. I had the same issue when my wife wore a new pair in my car with beige seats but it did come off with some leather cleaner.
go noles beat tarheels
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:58 AM
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go noles beat tarheels
Watch out for the Tar Heels this year. Hopefully we can get through the year without another big scandal.

Back on topic, drive naked but please sit on a beach towel.
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