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Seats rained on, dried out hard as a rock

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Left my top open in a terrential downpour (again). Car got soaked, and when seats dried they are now all rough and hard. I have tried Lexol and the other common leather conditioners but it does not help much if at all. Is there a trick to getting these things back soft, or am I stuck buying new seats or covers? If so, what is the most economical way to replace?

Thanks for any input.

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The leather will gradually get softer again, with the use of a good leather conditioner it will be quicker and better (less chance of premature cracking).

I would be more worried about the seat foam being ruined, hard, full of mildew etc. It can sometimes take several days for the foam to dry out even though on the surface it feels dry. Fans, lysol, open top in the garage, etc will help.

With all due respect, being that this is at least the second time this has happened to you, you might want to find the hack that places a plastic/tupperware container around the PCM under the driver's seat. You are fortunate that your car still starts and performs properly.

Best of luck to you.

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