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Re: Color Choice Help [Re: TalkMorgan] #680382
29/12/20 01:51 PM
29/12/20 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TalkMorgan
Originally Posted by PeterG
Originally Posted by Lindo
Sorry. Clicked reply on the first page and it added my comment to the end. The brown suede custom one in the liquid mercury aero on page 1 please! New user error!

Thanks. Dan



Hi Dan

Morgan will not supply this leather anymore, too many issues with it, I did ask for it 6 years ago and again last year. It is available elsewhere (Melvyn Rutter for example) but it would be a custom fit.



That is strange that Peter has been told there was issues with that leather; in my experience, it wore very well and actually only looked better with age. Perhaps it is less capable of handling wet weather and stains when it gets wet and is therefore less suitable to an open top vehicle?

There is a long story behind that leather but the short version is that Matt Humphries, who designed the Aeromax, was always on the hunt for interesting leather samples and this was one that he was sent. If I recall correctly, it was actually a furniture leather rather than an automotive one but it was used on Aeromax #94 - so if you ask the factory, I am sure they will be able to confirm the exact supplier and name.

Hope that helps.




Yes it is a furniture leather, I asked for it in my Plus 8 and again in the Plus Six that wasn't to be and this year for in my 3W. Same explanation from the powers that be at MMC, too many warranty issues. I'd thought like you that it would only enhance the look as it wears. I have found it in a Blue as well.

Re: Color Choice Help [Re: Blake] #680408
29/12/20 04:56 PM
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Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like Yarwood do some “faux” with vintage distressed look/patina. Hard to know if it looks great or like cheap vinyl from the photos though and they annoyingly don’t send samples to individuals.

Whilst I have the great minds of Morgan; 3 wheeler exhausts - does the black pipe/header age better or worse than stainless? Thanks

Re: Color Choice Help [Re: Lindo] #680448
29/12/20 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindo
Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like Yarwood do some “faux” with vintage distressed look/patina. Hard to know if it looks great or like cheap vinyl from the photos though and they annoyingly don’t send samples to individuals.


IIRC the leather you asked about was: https://www.yarwoodleather.com/products/leather/tribe/tribe-africa/

Re: Color Choice Help [Re: Blake] #680453
29/12/20 11:20 PM
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In case it is useful - my dealer (Morgan West in LA) had a book of leather swatches with all the available options (obviously not including the distressed stuff), I would hope your local dealer does too. It certainly helped me, I ended up ordering in the custom Biscuit colour. Looks good with the black paint...


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Re: Color Choice Help [Re: TalkMorgan] #680870
01/01/21 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TalkMorgan
Originally Posted by Lindo
Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like Yarwood do some “faux” with vintage distressed look/patina. Hard to know if it looks great or like cheap vinyl from the photos though and they annoyingly don’t send samples to individuals.


IIRC the leather you asked about was: https://www.yarwoodleather.com/products/leather/tribe/tribe-africa/

Originally Posted by TalkMorgan
Originally Posted by Lindo
Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like Yarwood do some “faux” with vintage distressed look/patina. Hard to know if it looks great or like cheap vinyl from the photos though and they annoyingly don’t send samples to individuals.
[img]https://www.yarwoodleather.com/products/leather/tribe/tribe-sequoia/[/img]Leather

IIRC the leather you asked about was: https://www.yarwoodleather.com/products/leather/tribe/tribe-africa/

I had this leather www.yarwoodleather.com/products/leather/tribe/tribe-sequoia/ in my ‘Rocket Red’ Aero SuperSport and never had any issues with it. It’s thicker than the Automobile leathers, and the Trim Shop complained it was more difficult to work with, but it did not show rain spots!


Brian

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