Marine Grade Vinyl questions

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Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out what model to order and am curious if anyone has actually seen and reported on the MGV.

As a person who has lived on or near the ocean for most of my life and run boats for 40 years I can tell you that the vinyl in most boats is not anything special.

So MGV is not necessarily a good thing.

What is or would be a great thing is if the vinyl is like VW puts in their cars currently. Or what MB used to call "Tex" vinyl in their cars. Its thick and strong and can survive anything.

Any input from anyone who has actually seen or touched the MGV that Ford is using would be great.

Thanks.
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- 500+ hours UV resistance vs 300+ hours UV resistance in automotive vinyl
- Mildew resistance
- Waterproof
- Can be washed
 

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I was able to touch and sit on it yesterday. Only thing I have to compare it to is boats and cars and I can say it doesn't feel like either of them. It is very similar to the leather in the obx trim. Who's to know how durable it is. Only time will tell.

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I saw it and got to feel it in person at Supercell East. Pics here: https://www.bronco6g.com/super-duper-photo-thread-from-bronco-super-celebration-east/

I honestly couldn’t even tell the difference between it and leather. I had to ask one of the engineers which it was. Felt amazing and of very good quality. I’m getting MGV in my Badlands.
Thats the info I was looking for. It sounds like the VW or MB products, which both feel like leather. Except that after 7 or 8 years they don't start to crack and tear. Thank you.

Marine grade vinyl is really a meaningless marketing term. Iike "aircraft grade aluminum". (no such thing, aluminum is defined by its alloy and heat treating. Many of which are used on aircraft)
 

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This web page and my phone don't get along. See edit....
I saw. Thanks.

Your pics show a 2 tone MGV interior. Is it me or is MGV only available in black in the configurator?

I'm trying to avoid a pure black interior. I like a little color.

It amazes me that Ford doesn't offer a simple tan or grey in every model. That's like interior 101. Black, then tan, then grey.

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Seats might be marine grade, I doubt the electronics are
 

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Marine grade vinyl is really a meaningless marketing term. Iike "aircraft grade aluminum".
No. It’s not. MGV has specific characteristics that make it MGV. It has additional UV protection to prevent the color from fading in sunlight. And it also has antibacterial and antifungal additives to make it mildew resistant.
 

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What does the hours spec measure? Hours with the top off? 500 hours is only 20 days.
If you want to get technical, it's more like ~50 days, assuming you're not in Alaska in the summer.

Plus, like anything else, you'd need to condition the MGV on a regular basis.

All that being said, I'm going for MGV in my Badlands. Seems like a no-brainer if you're planning on having the top off.
 

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Two tone MGV in the Black Diamond.
 

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If you want to get technical, it's more like ~50 days, assuming you're not in Alaska in the summer.

Plus, like anything else, you'd need to condition the MGV on a regular basis.

All that being said, I'm going for MGV in my Badlands. Seems like a no-brainer if you're planning on having the top off.
Same. I was just a bit astounded by that low number.

And thanks for the catch. Sunlight hours. Duh.
 
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No. It’s not. MGV has specific characteristics that make it MGV. It has additional UV protection to prevent the color from fading in sunlight. And it also has antibacterial and antifungal additives to make it mildew resistant.
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