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    "Natural" versus "normal" leather?

    I did a search and didn't turn much up on this. From what I can tell, "natural" leather interior pieces are vat-dyed, and the "normal" leather is drum-dyed (rolled on)?

    Does anyone have more specifics?

    Can anyone give a detailed characterization between the two leathers, smell, touch-feel ("hand)?

    Thanks,

    Jim

    Re: "Natural" versus "normal" leather?

    Natural is soft dyed leather like suede but not as roughed. Hard to mistake for plastic, vinyl or whatever. Normal leather is "painted" or pigmented. It's "harder" feels like really good vinyl, maybe. Go to a leather goods shop and you'll have numerous samples of the diff. types. I've seen Porsche's natural leather and one look you know it's leather. Standard leather is not as impressive. My us$.02.

    Re: "Natural" versus "normal" leather?

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    Jim_in_Iowa said:
    I did a search and didn't turn much up on this. From what I can tell, "natural" leather interior pieces are vat-dyed, and the "normal" leather is drum-dyed (rolled on

    Does anyone have more specifics?

    Can anyone give a detailed characterization between the two leathers, smell, touch-feel ("hand)?

    Thanks,

    Jim



    Having the brown natural leather in my 996 tt I ca really recommend it. after almost five years and 70000 km it does not only look good, but got that nice 'real laeather' touch the normal leather would never have. actually the normal version just feels and looks like vinyl to me. so natural leather is a must for a cosy cabin unless we are talkinf about a very sporty accent on the car (it would be misplaced in a gt3 for example!)
    cheers

     
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