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I play in a band and at summer concerts it can get very hot and my shirt is often soaked through after playing a gig...I noticed that if I drive with a damp shirt, the black dye from the leather seats leaves a mark on the shirt backs and it doesn't seem to wash out! Has anyone else noticed this?...I'm wondering if I can use some sort of sealant on the seats?
 

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I play in a band and at summer concerts it can get very hot and my shirt is often soaked through after playing a gig...I noticed that if I drive with a damp shirt, the black dye from the leather seats leaves a mark on the shirt backs and it doesn't seem to wash out! Has anyone else noticed this?...I'm wondering if I can use some sort of sealant on the seats?
I keep a couple of big towels in my car. They pad cargo, work like blankets in cold weather, and can be thrown over dark seats while parked in the sun. A towel over the seat when you're soaking through a white shirt might work well for you as well.
 

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I keep a couple of big towels in my car. They pad cargo, work like blankets in cold weather, and can be thrown over dark seats while parked in the sun. A towel over the seat when you're soaking through a white shirt might work well for you as well.
The first car I drove was my Dad's 1968 Austin America, which had a black interior, and in Puerto Rico the Sun can raise the interior to over 120 degrees! He bought cloth seat covers to protect the black vinyl seats and our bodies. My previous 1995 Buick Regal has blue leather seats, and I covered them to protect the leather and my body, too. after 21 years, the leather is as good as new, and the new owner still keeps the seats covered.

So I recommend visiting a auto shop that sells cloth seat covers for your Chevy Volt.
 

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The first car I drove was my Dad's 1968 Austin America, which had a black interior, and in Puerto Rico the Sun can raise the interior to over 120 degrees! He bought cloth seat covers to protect the black vinyl seats and our bodies. My previous 1995 Buick Regal has blue leather seats, and I covered them to protect the leather and my body, too. after 21 years, the leather is as good as new, and the new owner still keeps the seats covered.

So I recommend visiting a auto shop that sells cloth seat covers for your Chevy Volt.
I've never quite got the seat cover thing!....I bought the car new and paid for those seats so I'm going to be the one to wear them out and when they look worn years from now, then the new owner can hide the wear by buying some seat covers!
 

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I've never quite got the seat cover thing!....I bought the car new and paid for those seats so I'm going to be the one to wear them out and when they look worn years from now, then the new owner can hide the wear by buying some seat covers!
Ditto. I don't quite understand why not enjoy new seats until they're ugly. Then cover them up or reupholster them.
 

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Back when I used to do "zone service" it seemed like I'd always be in the car just long enough to cool it down, then I'd be at my destination, work up a sweat again, and have to get back into a totally hot vehicle.

Aesthetics be damned, I used one of these and it was -wonderful-

or the newer high-tech version seat cooler
 

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Back when I used to do "zone service" it seemed like I'd always be in the car just long enough to cool it down, then I'd be at my destination, work up a sweat again, and have to get back into a totally hot vehicle.

Aesthetics be damned, I used one of these and it was -wonderful-

or the newer high-tech version seat cooler
I too can vouch for the hi-tech seat cooler that plugs into 12V accessory power. I think the one Dutch linked is the exact version i bought as well. I'd give it 3.5 stars in cooling since you have to sit in it just right if you want air coming up through the lower back area. I think the ducting structure could use some work since sitting on it reduces the actual air flow significantly.
 

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Throw a towel over the seat?
 
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