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Stradale alcantera..what is it really? And the dash?

Discussion in '360/430' started by tubeguy, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. tubeguy

    tubeguy Formula 3

    May 21, 2003
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    So the word as I know it is alcantara for the seat material is a synthetic...and wears better.

    The dash that goes with it is NOT the same material if you touch it...question is....what is it? And how will it hold up?
     
  2. spyderman33

    spyderman33 Formula Junior

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    is it like a microfiber? Not sure but I had an Audi S4 and that's what it felt like.
     
  3. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    :confused: Feels like the same material to me... just stretched over a hard surface rather than looser over a spongy surface.

    I'm not too worried about the dash holding up. I am worried about the seat bolsters, though. And I'm worried about how to clean the material... nobody seems to know what cleaner to use on it. :confused:
     
  4. harmitc

    harmitc Karting

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  5. Jack(LA)

    Jack(LA) Formula Junior

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    The dash and most of the interior is not covered in alcantara (a manmade synthetic suede-like material), but in real suede. I'm not 100% sure about the seats, but believe those to also be covered in "real" suede (leather).
     
  6. tubeguy

    tubeguy Formula 3

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    Where do you get your info?
     
  7. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    1) Why would Ferrari say it was Alcantara (trademarked) if it was actually suede?

    2) It doesn't smell like suede.

    3) It doesn't really feel like suede. (Its suede-like; but feels more like a microfiber.)
     
  8. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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