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post #1 of 6 Old 08-16-2009, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question Care & feeding a Sargent seat

I just purchased a Sargent seat w. the std. carbon tex cover. One of the enclosed papers regarding returns mentioned that the material was easily scuffed. It boggles my mind - what little I have left - that they would use easily scuffable material on a motorcycle seat. It's a motorcycle! Motorcyclists wear riding boots - DUH!!! My question to the Sargent seat owners is - is there any product that will hide/minimize the inevitable scuffs?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-16-2009, 03:03 PM
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Is it vinyl or leather?

Vinyl, probably not much can be done, but leather can be cleaned...which will remove most scuffs...I'm just sayin...

post #3 of 6 Old 08-16-2009, 09:59 PM
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My Sargent has been through a semi-gnarly crash and lots of abuse from carrying odd things (drill press, steel oily-rags bin, etc), and it looks good as new. Except dirty.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-17-2009, 07:16 PM
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I just picked one up used (and clean as a whistle!) so I will post if I run into a scuff\cleanup scenario!
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-17-2009, 07:27 PM
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They scuff super easy and there is no way to fix it. It looks like it rubbs the texture off when you scuff it
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-17-2009, 10:17 PM
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Hmm, I have no noticable marks on mine and I know I drag my boot across it everytime I get on or off of the bike. My cats like it too so I leave stuff on it to deter them. So far so good.

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