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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: West Lafayette, IN
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It's pouring rain today, for the first time since I bought my '97 540i the other week, and naturally as I got in and out of the car today some rain fell onto the seats. Immediately thereafter there seemed to be lighter-colored spots (I have the sand interior) where the rain fell, which concerned me. So here's my question: rain can't permenantly harm the leather, can it? I'd think those light spots are just wetness and they'll dry; if they didn't, I think that would be ridiculous, but you never know... I've got Lexol on order, but it won't be here untill Tuesday, so as of now I haven't put anything on the seats.
Here's my other question: how do I tell if I have leather or this leatherette that I keep hearing about? If I had to guess, I'd say I have leatherette, but how can I tell for sure?
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