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Old 22 Jul 2015, 04:03 am
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How many have had Katzkin leather installed in their PT, and do you think it's worth it? I've watched a couple of videos on youtube and am concerned about the fit. Also, is this stuff real leather or something like Naugahide?

As I am typing this, my wife's 2005 PT convertible is having the fake leather pieces of the front seat bottoms replaced with the real thing. Goodbye Duck Tape.
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 04:10 pm
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After looking at their website it appears their interiors are like factory with the seating surfaces being leather but the skirting in vinyl.
The price doesn't seem to be outrageous if you have price upholstery lately.
I can't see spending the price of my car again for a new interior when so many nice leather interiors are in junkyards rotting for lack of interest.
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 06:59 pm
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Really, the only reason I'm considering Katzskin is because the PT I'm considering appears to be a smoker's car. The car is in GA at a CarMax dealership who is saying the odor is not all that bad, and I've decided to risk the $200.00 transportation cost to see for myself if the odor might be eliminated with the change to Katzskin. Soon I'll know.
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 07:05 pm
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Really, the only reason I'm considering Katzskin is because the PT I'm considering appears to be a smoker's car. The car is in GA at a CarMax dealership who is saying the odor is not all that bad, and I've decided to risk the $200.00 transportation cost to see for myself if the odor might be eliminated with the change to Katzskin. Soon I'll know.
I've heard the you can cut up a few apples and leave them in the car overnight and it will absorb some of the smoke smell and also try charcoal in a tray under the seat which will help.
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Old 27 Jul 2015, 02:57 pm
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Sorry for the late reply, as I have been out of town.

When I got the great deal on my 2010 Couture Edition with all the options I wanted.....I simply had them order and install Red Katzkins to replace the OEM black (the only thing I didn't like).
They are beautiful, comfy, and can be personalized free of charge.
I had them use black stitching, and put the "PT Cruiser" on the front seat backs.
4 years later, and still perfect!
See my Couture gallery for pics.
Custom Katzkin Leather Seat Covers Photo by SoonerCruiser_photos | Photobucket
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Old 27 Jul 2015, 05:10 pm
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Really, the only reason I'm considering Katzskin is because the PT I'm considering appears to be a smoker's car. The car is in GA at a CarMax dealership who is saying the odor is not all that bad, and I've decided to risk the $200.00 transportation cost to see for myself if the odor might be eliminated with the change to Katzskin. Soon I'll know.
I have bought a smokers car before...its not that easy...I scrubbed everything and it still would smell...its in everything seats,carpet,headliner,heater,A/C ductwork...
you can calm it but I don't think it would ever be gone
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Old 27 Jul 2015, 09:13 pm
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Really, the only reason I'm considering Katzskin is because the PT I'm considering appears to be a smoker's car. The car is in GA at a CarMax dealership who is saying the odor is not all that bad, and I've decided to risk the $200.00 transportation cost to see for myself if the odor might be eliminated with the change to Katzskin. Soon I'll know.

I purchased a fully smoked in SUV about 6 yrs ago, after a wipe down of the interior, I placed a flat plastic container under each of the front seats 1/2 filled with baking soda. After about 3 weeks I would say about 90% of the smoker odor was gone. Changed out the old baking soda & replaced it with fresh stuff & kept it under the passenger seat for the 5 yrs I owned the SUV, never noticed the smell of smoke after that initial cleaning & use of baking soda. Hope this helps.
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Old 28 Jul 2015, 08:46 pm
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Yup!
Baking soda is the old refrigerator smell trick.
And, there are several products out there that are used the same way with fairly good success.
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