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Why Sheep skin seat covers?

Started by Tony66_au, 04 July 2012, 10:03 PM

oversize

I agree that dyed ones can be rougher to touch and I don't really know why....
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Tony66_au

Quote from: oversize on 16 November 2012, 06:18 PM
I agree that dyed ones can be rougher to touch and I don't really know why....

I know why, Its because they need to strip more of the lanolin from the fleece to get the dye to "Take" which removes a lot of the softness from the fleece, Lanolin is of course the natural conditioner that gives sheep and lambskin its protection and softness, it is also why my hands are so damned soft lol

Tony66_au

Oh BTW, washing your skins with Wool Wash will often soften dyed fleece.

JasonP


I heard red tribble is the rarest.



1979 300SD
Color: 623H "Light Ivory"
1979 300SD
Color: 861H "Silver Green Metallic"
1977 280 E
Color: 606G "Maple Yellow"
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oversize

Quote from: Tony66_au on 17 November 2012, 04:14 PM
Oh BTW, washing your skins with Wool Wash will often soften dyed fleece.

Ahhhh; makes sense!  So do you think it'd be ok to use a little Woolwash to clean some seatbelts??
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Tony66_au

Works well on seatbelts mate, makes em smell nicer too lol.

If they are mouldy use some clove oil to wipe em down as its a powerful fungicide and then wash the belts.

ptashek

Quote from: Tony66_au on 18 November 2012, 07:00 PM
Works well on seatbelts mate, makes em smell nicer too lol.

If they are mouldy use some clove oil to wipe em down as its a powerful fungicide and then wash the belts.

Or wash them in 10% spirit vinegar, which smells horrible on the job but leaves no smell afterwards and is also a very strong disinfectant/fungicide. Plus it's cheap as chips.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Malpaso44

Hello. ADSITCO.com has burgundy sheepskin seat covers on sale for $99!!!! They are a top notched Mercedes Benz parts company.



1979 300SD gray
1979 300SD ivory
1984 300SD gold
1998 E320 green
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Tony66_au

BARGAIN!

Probably a clearance item

oversize

Something else to remember:  A dark dye is more likely to fade in the sun and you can find the covers end up being muti-coloured!  Mine were supposed to be black and now the exposed bits are largely blue....   Then again it may've been just a crap job.  >:(
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Tony66_au

Nah thats about right Mark, Black usually isnt actually black pigment.

Its either Brown or Blue and it has something to do with colour fast properties.

Casey

There aren't really any good black pigments besides carbon black, which is what they use in tires and paints, but as that's a powder I dunno if it's usable in dyes.  Why not just use skins from black sheep though?

Tony66_au

Quote from: Casey on 21 November 2012, 07:39 PM
  Why not just use skins from black sheep though?

Because there's no such thing as black sheep, just very very dark brown ones.

oversize

And I haven't seen a red one yet.....  LOL!   ;)
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

nw benz

Pardon my last minute jump in but if you are looking for quality sheepskins located in the US?
If so try   comfysheep.com       (No offence to my mates down under)
They offer outstanding producets from generic fit to custom taylored and the prices are reasonable.
They also offer a nice burgandy color (think wine)
Had a set of skins from them and plan to get another set down the road.
Hope this helps.