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Old 8th August 2007, 17:20   #46
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We love and trust our plastic covers

Plastic covers for TVs, Fridges, Washing Machines, computers ...

you name it and there will be a plastic cover for it sold somewhere.

luckily the car dealers are not yet charging for this as an accessory.
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Old 9th August 2007, 02:32   #47
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I remember one of our relatives has bought grinder-mixer and they had made holes in the cardboard box to operate it.
They have not removed the box itself.
I think this is the height if all we have discussed above !!!
That is not good for the machine either as there will be no heat ventilation.

I removed the plastics after 3-4 days of the purchase, when I got seat covers and installed. Sun visor plastics are still there after more than 20 months now.
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Old 9th August 2007, 06:58   #48
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I am the one who remove the plastic covers off at the earliest chance. In contrast, one of my friend has been replacing the worn out plastic covers with the help of the service station guys.
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Old 9th August 2007, 10:26   #49
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I am the one who remove the plastic covers off at the earliest chance.
Likewise. Before taking delivery, I instruct the dealership to get rid of them.
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Old 9th August 2007, 11:09   #50
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If its during the rains then may be they keep the plastic on the seats on for the season so that thier seats dont get soggy when they get in and out of the car in the heavy rains... just a reason... I dont like the plastic making noise at all but my dad insists not to take it off till the rains stop. I have been removing some of it bit by bit on the sly.
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:35   #51
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Moral of the Story - All those who have plastic covers on the visors for more than 6 months - do not use the visors.

Use them guys , they are there for a reason.
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Gautam, says who?
I have them on since the past 10 months, and i also use the visors.
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:40   #53
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Then don't you feel like removing it ?
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:47   #54
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Moral of the Story - All those who have plastic covers on the visors for more than 6 months - do not use the visors.
correctly said. till date i have never used visors and the plastic covers are still there.
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I don't use the visors, but wifey does. While I dont have any issues with the covers being on, after reading this thread I thought I would remove it. But my wife says, "let it be there. how does it bother you?".
Hmmm. Left it at that.
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Old 9th August 2007, 16:13   #56
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Its just to prevent the seats from getting dirty soon .. From what I can guess .. Yes , it is uncomfortable to sit on them .. But I have seen people going to the extent of putting towels or a piece of cloth over the plastic covers to avoid this .. Its in our blood , and old habits die hard ..
well i have a friend who bought a accent 2 years back and there is still some amount of plastic visible in his car. fail to understand. people from the show goodness gracious me have done a complete show on this love of plastic of all indian. it is everywhere sofas, beds, cars every where it is just simply crazy..
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Old 9th August 2007, 18:04   #57
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I remove the plastic immediately once i leave the showroom.. I want to enjoy the car.
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Old 10th August 2007, 00:53   #58
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Apparently, Ford cars didn't come with the plastic covers initially but based based on a market research they started covering the seats with plastic covers.

Besides these plastics covers what annoys me are the stickers that are stuck all around the windshield and the bumpers. yuck!
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Old 23rd August 2007, 20:06   #59
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Yes, Intially I kept the plastic covers on my Ikon for about 4-5 months and then on I decide to give my Ikon new leather seating .

Here's when I removed every plastic cover all in my car...

I am happy to have done that , the best appeal of the car and its parts is when seen in real and not through any covers...
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Old 24th August 2007, 10:24   #60
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I hate the Plastic Seat Covers

It heats up the Bottom Portion of my BODY when I sit on them for more than 20 mins, If you understand what I mean

I prefer the seats without Plastics so that I can enjoy my drive.

As we are on the removal of seat covers, should there be a run-in period for the manufacturrer set seat covers before we put in our Art leather or leather ?

Thanks

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