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It looks good! The color is rich. Just one suggestion: have your speaker grilles painted to match in a flat, or satin, finish.
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It looks good! The color is rich. Just one suggestion: have your speaker grilles painted to match in a flat, or satin, finish.
That's a good idea - thanks!
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Super nice ride congradualtions and enjoy.
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Thanks everybody! It's a vinyl called Gran Reserva - similar to Ultraleather.
Bob: FYI, Gran Reserva is a blend of polyurethane and poly vinyl chloride face with a 100% polyester backing. Ultraleather is 100% polyurethane face with a 100% rayon backing, they are not similar at all. Is the color Cantina?
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Bob: FYI, Gran Reserva is a blend of polyurethane and poly vinyl chloride face with a 100% polyester backing. Ultraleather is 100% polyurethane face with a 100% rayon backing, they are not similar at all. Is the color Cantina?
Color is Cellar Brown. Sorry I didn't do a chemical anaylsis of the two products. I read several reviews that compared the two favorably. I liked the way it looked and felt - beyond that, I don't care.
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One such article: http://www.thehogring.com/2011/03/27...o-a-new-level/

And an excerp from HotRod and Restoration: Kahn confirmed that Ultraleather is very popular, but in the end it’s the look of leather rather than the brand name of the material that’s important to the customer.

Enduratex recently released a new material called Gran Reserva, “a very unique synthetic leather available in 12 of the most-popular leather colors today,” said Post. “It’s very different from other faux leathers as it truly emulates the look and feel of leather upholstery. It is a soft-hand product but has the bulkiness and weight you would associate with leather. The microfiber backing, while playing a functional role in the hand and stability of the product, also produces a look of the bank of an aniline-dyed leather.”
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One more, from the Miami corp: "Gran Reserva was developed as a high end faux leather product, competing with names such as Ultraleather™, Symphony and Naugahyde®. Properties include anti-microbial and anti-bacterial for the healthcare market and UV for the marine market. Even the microfiber backing will attract attention, creating the look and feel of an authentic leather hide.

There are plenty of faux leathers on the market today, enabling the user to choose from various grains, hand, colors and multiple specifications built into the product. Gran Reserva offers a subtle grain, ultra soft hand, twelve rich color options with excellent specs built in, making it a "full-bodied" choice."
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Color is Cellar Brown. Sorry I didn't do a chemical anaylsis of the two products. I read several reviews that compared the two favorably. I liked the way it looked and felt - beyond that, I don't care.
I didn't mean to offend you. I have a swatch book of Gran Reserva, and it is an excellent fabric that would be a hybrid between vinyl and 100% polyurethane face materials like Ultraleather. Gran Reserva is better than Ultraleather as far as I'm concerned. I would compare it to Symphony and Naugaleather which are very similar except they have a pebble grain like a football. I'm seeing a lot of people who are unhappy with how Ultraleather wears, especially considering how expensive it is. I stopped using Ultraleather type products for seating applications. The object of the tech forums is to help and educate,...... I wasn't trying to criticize, only point out the differences.
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Great looking sedan, SedanBob. What carpet did you install? I have a coupe I am ready to put carpet in and have been looking for a good type. Yours looks very nice.
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Very nice!
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I didn't mean to offend you. I have a swatch book of Gran Reserva, and it is an excellent fabric that would be a hybrid between vinyl and 100% polyurethane face materials like Ultraleather. Gran Reserva is better than Ultraleather as far as I'm concerned. I would compare it to Symphony and Naugaleather which are very similar except they have a pebble grain like a football. I'm seeing a lot of people who are unhappy with how Ultraleather wears, especially considering how expensive it is. I stopped using Ultraleather type products for seating applications. The object of the tech forums is to help and educate,...... I wasn't trying to criticize, only point out the differences.
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Sorry if I went off a bit. I really do appreciate your expertise.
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Great looking sedan, SedanBob. What carpet did you install? I have a coupe I am ready to put carpet in and have been looking for a good type. Yours looks very nice.
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Thanks! It is ACC 9197 - Medium Mocha. It is a cut pile. The edges were bound with vinyl.
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do you mind if I ask how much that interior cost?
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do you mind if I ask how much that interior cost?
I sent you a PM.
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Looks good I am a upholsterer just south of you Ste Genevieve county
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