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Old 14th April 2014, 15:40   #1
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Thumbs up Seat Covers - Trend (HSR Layout, Bangalore)

Products Sold:
Custom seat covers made from Leather, Art Leather, Luster/ PU etc.

What I bought from them:
Custom seat covers made from Slink leather + leather (perforated)

Pricing:
Luster/ PU – 6k
Slink Leather – 15k
Pure Leather – 26K ~ 28K
Pure Leather Steering – 2K
Pure Leather for gear stick – 500

My combination of Slink leather + Leather worked to 13K + 5K

What I liked:
  • Hardworking guys, they were eager for getting the business which is always a plus point in my books
  • Workshop set-up which gives confidence that they ‘Make’ the product not just ‘Sell’ it. Unlike most shops offering seat cover services
  • Excellent fit and finish. Cleaned seats/ interiors post fitting without me asking.
  • I found the price reasonable, based on my research

What I didn’t like:
Final fitting of seats is done on the road as they do not have room. Not a major issue though.

On eve of 5th Birthday of my car, I decide to treat him with nice seat covers. I couldn't find time to travel to Imperial located at Bannerghatta road and knowing my lazy self I wanted to get it done for the occasion. While roaming around in HSR I checked for seat covers and didn't find good quality ones. Most would get it done outside and fix it or would be selling slip-on covers which I didn't want. I chanced upon this place on 27th Main road. First thing I liked was that they would make the covers right there, they have a small workshop set-up. And the guys there were very enthusiastic, enquired about my requirement and showed me designs and were also open to any designs I had in mind. My creative mind showed them Range Rover 2014 interiors and he didn't laugh at my face which was another positive. He mentioned that the foam in seat made most of the design in the Rover and not the cover itself. He was ok with the replicating the pattern. Thankfully sense prevailed and I thought of going with a simple design.

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I spent about an hour going through different designs and finalized a simple one which will be functional and also bring a new look to the dull interiors of the Swift. Initially, I had dark brown in mind but changed it last minute to this light beige colour to brighten up the interiors. I decided to go for a mix of Slink leather, which has grains like real leather and is thicker than PU, and perforated pure leather at touch areas. I didn’t plan to spend a lot on the covers but ended up with this combination which I found would address my needs of a changed interior and lowering the heat buildup which occurs with PU.

After finalizing the design and paying the advance, I was asked to come back in three days. I informed them that I was in no hurry and would prefer good quality work over speed. I fixed time for next weekend for the fitting.

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I must say, I was not prepared of the kind of effort involved in fixing seat covers, it was humid day and watching these guys work hard on getting the fitting right was an eye opener. They cleaned the seats completely before beginning working on it. I would recommend a thorough interior clean before going in for seat covers. However, they did a good job. They used high gauge copper rods to fix the seat in firmly and stitched it on the machine, which is a two man job. When the removed the seats, I used the opportunity to get the interiors cleaned at a nearby car wash. Post wash, the car was ready to try on the new clothes and boy did it look smart or what.

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The owner of the place has been doing this for the past 10 years working in G-sport, Marvin and Imperial as well. He has branched out on his own along with few friends. I liked that they spent time in understanding my needs and did a great job with the seats. The final touches like ensuring the seats are cleaned along with the interiors without asking, increased their stocks in my books.

Basavesh - 9900404050/ 9738304050
Location: 27th Main road, opposite Castrol Pit Stop, Below Andhra Bank ATM

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Old 2nd May 2014, 18:07   #2
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Great to know about this place at this side of Bangalore. I am impressed with the overal work and the attention to details. Will surely try this place for my next set.
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Old 3rd May 2014, 01:56   #3
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Thanks for the info @mac187 -Both leather and art leather will make you sweat! does it take care of these aspects? Just curious!
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Thanks to the OP aka @mac187. I went to the place and checked today and i really liked their professionalism and detailing to customers. I opted for 'beige color' slink leather for my Safari Storme. They quoted a total price of Rs.22000 and after negotiation finally they reduced the price to Rs.20000.

I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a seat cover and stay in and around HSR layout

They told me the finished product will be ready in next 3 days. Will post the pic of their work once they install it.
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Will post the pic of their work once they install it.
Any pics of your Storme's seats?
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They quoted a total price of Rs.22000 and after negotiation finally they reduced the price to Rs.20000.

Will post the pic of their work once they install it.
That's a good price. I see a lot of activity at his place every time I pass by the shop. It can only mean he is getting good business. He also does work for other dealers maybe that business is also increasing.

Do share the images of the fit and finish on your Strome.
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Hi,

Got seat covers installed today, creame in PU, for my elite i20, for 6500

Quality is so good, now people look at the covers more than the car

Highly recommended, will post pics later.

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Had imported an Alcantara steering wheel cover for the Vento last week & needed a reliable place to stitch it.

Dropped in unannounced at Trend over the weekend & got it done in a couple of hours.

Here's the result
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Finally got seat cover done for my Verna from Trend. Similar to Imperial Leather, Trend also offer Art Leather, PU, Slink leather and Genuine leather. They have good range of designs and colors available.

As mentioned in Imperial Leather's thread, I wanted a seat cover in beige color with perforation. Imperial said that perforation is available only in genuine leather and mix and match of leather with some other materials is not possible due to color variation.

Trend on the other hand offered perforation on any kind of material. He gets the perforation done from outside and then stitches the seat cover. In my case, I went with slink leather in beige color and gave him design similar to the one provided by Hyundai in original leather seats.

I shall give Trend 3.5-4/5 ratings.

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Had imported an Alcantara steering wheel cover for the Vento last week & needed a reliable place to stitch it.

Dropped in unannounced at Trend over the weekend & got it done in a couple of hours.

Here's the result
That steering wheel cover is just wow, good work by Trend as well. Where did you source it from ? do they have it for polo Flat bottom steering wheels ? Price details probably
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What exactly is Slink leather?

Wikipedia says
  • Slink is leather made from the skin of unborn calves. It is particularly soft and is valued for making gloves.
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What exactly is Slink leather?

Wikipedia says
  • Slink is leather made from the skin of unborn calves. It is particularly soft and is valued for making gloves.
Sounds cruel. Taking skin of unborn calves for leather fabrics
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That steering wheel cover is just wow, good work by Trend as well. Where did you source it from ? do they have it for polo Flat bottom steering wheels ? Price details probably
You can find it here -https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hand-stitched-Black-Suede-Steering-Wheel-Cover-for-Volkswagen-VW-Golf-7-Mk7-New-Polo-Jetta/32787043195.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000023.16.85e7 9f7rqpqQU

Cost is $39. I have ordered from the seller and they are genuine.
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Finally got seat cover done for my Verna from Trend. Similar to Imperial Leather, Trend also offer Art Leather, PU, Slink leather and Genuine leather. They have good range of designs and colors available.
A small question here.
What's the difference between Art leather and PU? I though earlier, they were the same.

Could you share the cost for your Verna's seats in Slink vs Art leather?
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