My new seats are blue brushed nylon, they feel just like neoprene and the stuff is extremely strong. Next time we get together I can give you a sample, I think you will be impressed. I got a 50ft. roll of it for $250 from Racetech (my seat manufacturer) to match my side panels to my new seats.
Are you going to the NYC dinner this Saturday night, if so I will bring some then.
Hope your holiday's were nice, talk to you soon