Driver seat in front starting to discolor

Costnar

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2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392; 77 CJ5; 2013 CVO Road Glide and 2006 F-250 Harley -Davidson edition Powerstroke
Has anyone else noticed the leather on their seats starting to discolor? On my front drivers seat, the gray leather is starting to wear with some white starting to show through. Just about 7.5k miles to date.
 
Do you have a picture to show? I've seen mime showing signs but I consider them normal especially when the side edge of the seat gets contacts constants during on/off the jeep. One thing I do is to pull myself high up in the air using the grab handle when I onboard so I can avoid to touching the side edge and place myself right behind the steering wheel. I do this on purpose every time, probably minimal benefit.
 
That probably helps. Any of us who have looked to replace factory seats in an older rig know the pattern of wear on these things...the console side or central part of the driver seat never seems to wear as much as the door side. So the wear isn't just from sitting, it's from sliding in and out.

I bypassed so many YJ Sahara seats a few years back when I was doing a restore because of that wear.
 
Were gray seats a choice on the 392? I thought they were all black?
 
How are these see covers to sit on? For example do they get hot in terms of perspiration? Are they breathable? Thanks!
They are not breathable that I am aware of. I don’t recall perspiring with these seat covers but I always have the A/C running. My main goal was to protect the seats and they do a very good job.
 
As always, thank you for the prompt reply! Your responses are invaluable.

The issue I struggle with is that the OEM seats are relatively nice for this type of vehicle and I really hate to cover them up.

I am really just concerned about tossing two medium-sized dogs in the front passenger seat and one of the rear seats (one Dog in each seat). Or, alternatively, two dogs in the back seats. Typically, I put a T-shirt over the back of the front passenger seat and a towel or small dog bed on the base of the seat. In the back I just use towels or seat protector and/or dog beds. On the doors I use some ballistic nylon door protectors that either Velcro on or use plastic slides attached to the nylon which slide down the door along the window (not recommended with aftermarket tinted windows). All of this is quickly removed. I may just continue with this approach until I find something that makes sense for my use.
 
Do you have a picture to show? I've seen mime showing signs but I consider them normal especially when the side edge of the seat gets contacts constants during on/off the jeep. One thing I do is to pull myself high up in the air using the grab handle when I onboard so I can avoid to touching the side edge and place myself right behind the steering wheel. I do this on purpose every time, probably minimal benefit.
Thank you for the reply. I agree with your thoughts and try to be very careful as well, upon entering and exiting the vehicle, for just the reasons you stated above. Funny thing is though, the wear is staring to show through on the front right drivers side of the seat pad just about thigh/hamstring level. I will post a picture when I get a chance but not sure how well it is going to show up.
 
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