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Old 10-21-2021, 05:48 PM
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Default Let me see your side-by-side Classic Aero interior

Itís time to redo the Classic Aero interior in my RV-7. Itís showing itís age. I might just go with the same color and pattern scheme as the current interior. However, Iíd like to see what cool color combinations and patterns you guys have that might influence my opinion.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:44 PM
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We're on year 14 of heavy abuse of our Classic Aero seats that are Fabric and still look great.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:54 PM
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Guess my wifeís favorite color . . .
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Old 10-22-2021, 06:50 AM
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Like the grey. Held up well for 600 hours so far.
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Old 10-22-2021, 07:11 AM
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Default Very happy with Classic Aero interior

Three years and three hundred hours. Only issue is a couple of the interior pieces have some of the wrap that has come loose from the glue. Pretty easy to fix with some heat and additional adhesive.

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Old 10-25-2021, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the pictures! Anyone have any insight on leather vs synthetic leather?
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Old 10-25-2021, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the pictures! Anyone have any insight on leather vs synthetic leather?
Leather = smells nice, thicker, hotter, creases become permanent
Synthetic = cooler, fights creases better, looks new over time, easier to clean

Really, it's just a personal preference. I like the synthetic over leather all things considered but wow that leather smell

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Synthetic leather is supposed to be lighter. Donít have to worry about cracking in the cold. The seating surfaces are perfect after 600hrs, but the tops have some abrasions before I learned not to drag luggage over the top of the backs in a slider.
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Old 10-25-2021, 08:50 PM
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Here is my interior before my first flight. The plane now has 100 hours on it and the seats look just as good as the day I installed them. The synthetic leather resists stains and creases. Most footprints wipe right off without any cleaning solution. I agonized over the decision between real and synthetic leather and couldn't be happier that I went with synthetic.
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