Feedback on cleaning Pleather (vegan leather)

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I configured my R1T with the Ocean Coast (white) interior. I really liked the lighter wood trim and the white pleather makes the interior look much larger. It was a tough call because I really like the Forest Edge interior too (the $2K upgrade cost, not so much).
My concern is how the white interior will handle dirt and cleaning. I use my current pickup for light construction/repair work at my rentals - which means I often hop back in it all dirty and dusty and sometimes even with some semi-dried paint on my clothes. My current interior is black and so dirt smudges don't show too badly. I worry that after a few years my nice white interior will be all dirty & grungy, whereas the Forest Edge wouldn't show the same dirt as badly.
Anyone have experience with very light interiors like this - especially pleather - and how easy it is to clean and keep looking bright and white over the years? Not expecting Teflon-level performance, but hoping that since it's basically plastic, it will clean up well and still look good years into the future. Thank you.





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I configured my R1T with the Ocean Coast (white) interior. I really liked the lighter wood trim and the white pleather makes the interior look much larger. It was a tough call because I really like the Forest Edge interior too (the $2K upgrade cost, not so much).
My concern is how the white interior will handle dirt and cleaning. I use my current pickup for light construction/repair work at my rentals - which means I often hop back in it all dirty and dusty and sometimes even with some semi-dried paint on my clothes. My current interior is black and so dirt smudges don't show too badly. I worry that after a few years my nice white interior will be all dirty & grungy, whereas the Forest Edge wouldn't show the same dirt as badly.
Anyone have experience with very light interiors like this - especially pleather - and how easy it is to clean and keep looking bright and white over the years? Not expecting Teflon-level performance, but hoping that since it's basically plastic, it will clean up well and still look good years into the future. Thank you.
A coworker has the white interior in his Tesla (vegan leather as well) and he has no issues keeping it clean. It really does shed the dirt well and is pretty stain resistant. I think the Rivian interior may be more whitish gray than white. Maybe someone who has seen it in the wild has a better opinion of the actual hue.

My coworker does not do construction though and only deals with kids sport activities after a couple of years still looks good.
 

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I've had a Tesla with white interior for nearly 5 years and it still looks as good as the day I picked it up. There's no permanent discoloration on the seats, and dirt wipes off easily. I've used Armor All no shine cleaning wipes before, but a wet rag would probably have worked as well. Ocean Coast is not white but light grey and should hide dirt a little better. Only Tesla has true white seats.
 

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I didn't know vegans bathed. Don't you use just soap and water on their hides?

(PS - Tesla's seats clean easily, my MX is a 'work truck')
 
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From what the company and others here have said, it sounds like the white pleather is fairly easy to keep clean, and It's nice that it also helps control the interior heat. My biggest concern with white, or any light-colored interior is the amount of reflected light that will be bouncing off the inside of the windows. It just seems like it would induce a lot of glare and reflections on very bright days. For that reason, I have a non-reflective fitted black cover on a few of my dashboards. They sell well for a reason.

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No, not really. Plant fats work just as well.
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I didn't know vegans bathed. Don't you use just soap and water on their hides?

(PS - Tesla's seats clean easily, my MX is a 'work truck')
You just rub hemp on it... I kid I kid ;)
 

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My hunting buddies are a bunch of redneck F250/F350 dually diesel types. We have an ongoing debate about EV’s, and they are all hardcore “you’ll take my ICE when you pry it from my cold dead hands” attitude. They all got a real kick out of “vegan leather”... :CWL:
 

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My hunting buddies are a bunch of redneck F250/F350 dually diesel types. We have an ongoing debate about EV’s, and they are all hardcore “you’ll take my ICE when you pry it from my cold dead hands” attitude. They all got a real kick out of “vegan leather”... :CWL:

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My hunting buddies are a bunch of redneck F250/F350 dually diesel types. We have an ongoing debate about EV’s, and they are all hardcore “you’ll take my ICE when you pry it from my cold dead hands” attitude. They all got a real kick out of “vegan leather”... :CWL:
I'm VERY progressive and I have to laugh at "vegan leather" too. Marketing run amok!

Thanks everyone for your input on this. I feel much better about my choice now. And I do now see that it IS a light gray instead of white - which is better.
 

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