Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Team-BHP Directory > Bangalore


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th October 2012, 10:48   #16
BHPian
 
hrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 915
Thanked: 361 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_M View Post
My Experience with Pensee Leathers:


Please: I have not taken the pictures yet. Will post them by this weekend, sorry for this delay guys!
Thanks for the great review. If I can see your pics, Ill be more convinced to make my decision . Waiting for the pics.
hrman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2012, 23:47   #17
BHPian
 
Mister_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 123 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Quote:
Originally Posted by anujmishra View Post
Great review Mister_M on being service received by Pensee Leathers. In my apartment few more cars done their seat covers with them and they all are equally satisfied.

Seat covers in my Safari is now more than a year old and still holding same, even it was abused a lot during my various drives pan India.
Very True Anuj, the fit and quality seems quite good. I too hope it must stay fit for years to come.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrman View Post
Thanks for the great review. If I can see your pics, Ill be more convinced to make my decision . Waiting for the pics.
Sure HRMAN, I will post them by this weekend (saturday is Bandh isn't it - this would be the priority task)

Cheers!!
Mister_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2012, 23:08   #18
BHPian
 
Mister_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 123 Times
Arrow Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Hello Friends,

As promised, here are the pictures of Pensee job done on my Liva.

Cheers!!
Attached Images
                    
Mister_M is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2012, 20:10   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,534
Thanked: 984 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_M View Post
As promised, here are the pictures of Pensee job done on my Liva.
Thanks a lot for the detailed pics. Since you have chosen automotive grade art leather, does it heat up considerably when parked in sun, or is it comparable to the fabric covers.

The art leather (non-automotive grade) heats up real bad and the interior will be cooking by the time you get back even from a short visit to the store. Also the back will be sweating profusely even when driving with AC. Hence my query as i want to get my spark done up and considering pensee for their workmanship as observed from your pics.
abhinav.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2012, 10:14   #20
BHPian
 
Mister_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 123 Times
Arrow Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhinav.s View Post
Thanks a lot for the detailed pics. Since you have chosen automotive grade art leather, does it heat up considerably when parked in sun, or is it comparable to the fabric covers.

The art leather (non-automotive grade) heats up real bad and the interior will be cooking by the time you get back even from a short visit to the store. Also the back will be sweating profusely even when driving with AC. Hence my query as i want to get my spark done up and considering pensee for their workmanship as observed from your pics.
Hello Abhinav, It is just around a week since the Seatings are done and my car is normally not parked under the sun. I had the regular (non-automotive grade) seat covers fitted on to my Alto and was using it for around 5 years. With them, I had exactly similar experiences of sweating in the back even with 100% A/C ON. This one feels better when compared to my Alto seats (as there is a thin layer of cushion / cotton under this PU material).

Alternatively, if you are too concerned on this topic - I can suggest you to have a Seat cover with a mix of Automotive grade + Genuine Leather. I mean, Genuine Leather only on the parts where your body touches the seat. I remember Mr. Sathish quoting something around 18K for this setup. You may check with him directly for its pricing.

Nevertheless, I am going to take my Liva for a long trip this month-end to a hotter place than Bangalore (Palani, Coimbatore, Salem). I shall make a study regarding the comfort levels offered by this material and update in this thread. I shall also try to make a real time comparison between my Alto seat covers and this new Liva covers. Please hold on until then, you will have more facts that would help your decision making.

Cheers!
M

Last edited by Mister_M : 11th October 2012 at 10:16.
Mister_M is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2012, 11:03   #21
BHPian
 
Mister_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 123 Times
Arrow Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhinav.s View Post
...
The art leather (non-automotive grade) heats up real bad and the interior will be cooking by the time you get back even from a short visit to the store. Also the back will be sweating profusely even when driving with AC. Hence my query as i want to get my spark done up and considering pensee for their workmanship as observed from your pics.
Hello Abhinav,

I was on a ~1200 kms drive last week and as promised earlier, my observation goes like this:

My Liva Automotive-Grade Seat covers generated lesser heating effect (to a certain considerable extent) compared to my Alto's non-Automotive grade (a regular) Seat-covers. I am definitely not an expert in this topic to reason-out why, still I guess my findings would be of help to you:

1. This Automotive grade PU is nothing but a non-automotive grade material PLUS a thin layer of cotton-like / sponge-like material underneath. Technically, I am not pretty sure if this is the factor that reduces heating effect. But it does give a better comfort due to its soft sponginess and feels rich too.

2. My Alto has a dark-colored Art-Leather seats (with around 50% black) and obviously, gets heated up very fast when parked under dark sun (black-body observes heat). In contrast to that, I have chosen a Beige color PU grade Seat covers for my Liva and this might be another reason - I feel that the heating-effect is comparatively much lesser.

On the other hand, my Alto's seat covers (Black+chocolate-red combination) never required any sore of maintenance in the last 5+ years; whereas the Liva Seat-covers (pure Beige) demands a lot of attention. Luckily, I now have found a Spray from the local markets (for INR 230/-) that does a good job: Just Spray, rub and wipe to get back the original colors. Nevertheless, this could be bothersome when compared to the zero-maintenance of dark colors

Having said all these, I must admit that a PU (automotive grade or a non-automotive grade) can never be a complete 100% alternative for Genuine Leather upholstery; while the Automotive grade is slightly better than the non-automotive grade and I don't really regret the couple of extra thousands paid as it does it job well. Budget is all that matters here; you get the comfort level for relatively how much you have paid for
<<Non-Automotive --> Automotive --> Automotive + Leather --> Full Leather>>

Cheers!!
M
Mister_M is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2013, 06:43   #22
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Madras/Bangalor
Posts: 106
Thanked: 62 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Got automotive grade art leather seat covers for my bolero. Cost me around 14K. Mr.Sathish was kind enough to come over to my house to show me the designs.

While my seats used to feel like those in the unreserved compartments in trains earlier, it now feels close to the ones in the sleeper class compartments !

Happy with the overall fit, finish and service.

A happy customer and would recommend them around.

Shyam
shyamk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2013, 11:28   #23
BHPian
 
Mister_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 123 Times
Arrow Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

My close Friend from Chennai visited me last month and wanted to have seat + other covers in his new Ford Figo similar to my Liva's.

Called Sathish and booked an apointment for a door-delivery. They now have a Facebook page where one can choose existing desings / customize designs as wished.

We initially intended to go for black seat covers with blue trims (as his Figo's exteriors were blue). Sathish rightluy suggested that there might be some variations between both blues and we narrowed down that we would go for all-black design with deep-blue threading, giving a sporty finish.

The package chosen was:
Automotive Grade car seat covers, Genuine Leather Steering wheel cover, Genuine leather door trims and Genuine Leather hand brake cover.
All the above are black with blue sporty threading.

Though Sathish was not available in town on the delivery date, he made sure that all happens quite well. His boys arrived on time as agreed and finished the whole work in around 2 hours time. As usual, the work was neat.

My sweet friend promised that he would send pictures of the car as soon as he reaches Chennai the next day. Its been a month now, he already has gone to London on a Business trip and would nopt be seen in India for the next 6+ months So, no pictures taken yet.

I shall anyways make sure that I click a few pictures of this job during my next visit to Chennai. (Not sure when though)

Though he didnot send pictures, he promptly called me a couple of times where he recei9ved excellent comments from his colleagues and friends regarding the upholstry work done. In his words, "it is quite difficult to find such good workmanship + quality in Chennai for this price". (He paid around 11K for all these work done). Thanks for making me proud Pensee

Their FB Link and refreshed website links for your reference:
https://www.facebook.com/PenseeLeath...galore?fref=ts
http://www.penseeleathers.com/

Really nice to see them grow more professional, they deserve it in my humble opinion.

And my Liva has lived around 8 months now after the Upholstry work is completed from Pensee. ODO shows somewhere around 14K kms and there has been hardly any wear and tear on all fitments from these guys.

Thanks and keep up the good work Pensee team.

Cheers!
M

Last edited by Mister_M : 31st May 2013 at 11:38.
Mister_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2013, 09:58   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 52
Thanked: 33 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

Got seat covers and steering cover for my Ritz from Pensee last week. Artificial leather seat covers and genuine leather steering covers. The guys from Pensee came home and fixed the car seat covers. The previous day I had given the car steering for stitching the cover and it was delivered along with the seat covers the next day - Saved the trip to their workshop. Quality of the material is good. Workmanship is fine ..... a few wrinkles around the seat corners which the supervisor from Pensee mentioned will straighten out in a few weeks with some weathering.
dish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2013, 12:49   #25
BHPian
 
hrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 915
Thanked: 361 Times
Default Re: Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery

So here I was. Contemplating whether to go for new seat covers for my Rapid or not. Since it was a year old already, and by history, I don't keep a car for more than 3 to 3.5 years . Went through numerous threads on TBHP (Marvin, Pensee, Ovion, Stanley, Art Leather thread, Karlsson etc).

I concluded that based on the reviews and the most VFM deal, Pensee ticked my boxes. Got into action and called Mr. Satish to explore new seat covers. Coincidentally, Mr. Satish was coming near to the place I stay to visit someone. He was glad to come over and show the designs.
I saw the multitude of designs and colours and wifey and I finalised on a design which he had recently done for a Duster. Colour was chosen to match the interiors (Beige and dark brown). I gave a token advance and scheduled installation on the coming Saturday.

So I went the next Saturday to his workshop and got the work done in three hours. Here is what I did.
1. Seat covers in automotive grade leather (PU) with a beige and brown combo.
2. Hand brake cover in beige (real leather)
3. Steering cover in beige and brown mix (real leather).

Door armrest pads, gear-boot, gear knob was not feasible given the small gaps and design, so I went with Mr. Satish's suggestion and didn't go for those.
The cost for everything was roughly Rs.8.5k. (Brought down from some 9.2 quoted earlier)
My experience was pretty much in line with everyone else. It was a real pleasure to interact with Mr. Satish. A genuine, professional and thorough gentleman.

I am very happy with the final work and the output. My car now has a different look and even my colleagues appreciated it. Good job by Pensee and team.

Will I recommend them? Hell yeah!!! Let the pictures do the talking!
Attached Thumbnails
Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07482.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07483.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07484.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07485.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07491.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07492.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07494.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07495.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07487_resize.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07499_resize.jpg  

Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery-dsc07500.jpg  


Last edited by hrman : 7th July 2013 at 12:58.
hrman is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Art leather/Genuine leather Seats in Mumbai raj_5004 Modifications & Accessories 60 4th April 2017 09:23
Leather Upholstery - Marvin Genuine Leather (Bangalore) Zenster Bangalore 17 8th January 2014 11:03
Leather, Art Leather Seats & Car Upholstery in Chennai bottle Modifications & Accessories 185 4th August 2010 11:52
Leather Seats, Trim and Upholstery Ram Modifications & Accessories 12 18th June 2007 16:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:22.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks