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Old 4th October 2014, 04:48   #16
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Given that both you guys have similar requirements and conditions, how about tie-down towelled seat covers? In fact, how about 2 sets of them? They do a decent job of absorbing moisture and generally soaking up liquids and sweat, aren't as heat absorbent as leather (art or otherwise) or as repellent as synthetic fabric and are about the middle with price, depending on the quality. We don't have kids but a pair of dogs who go out with us everywhere (including camping by a lake or brunch at the club). They throw up or just shed hair everywhere in the cars or just walk around in the muck and want to cozy back into the seats when they're done.

Everytime I think these covers are getting a bit 'too' dirty and begin to impact my wifey's acute sense of smelliness, I replace them with my second set and throw the dirty set into the washing bin; usually happens once a week or fortnight. In the rare situation that both the towelled sets are dirty, the original covers below, hold up just fine even when I need to take the dogs out. Just costs me a wet interior cleaning and its done. Protect original covers or otherwise, I think its just a sense of cleanliness from repeated abuse, irrespective of what you use. When I know that its going to be just the missus and me for a couple of weeks, I take off the towelled covers and ride with the original seat covers.

Hope it makes sense.

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Given that both you guys have similar requirements and conditions, how about tie-down towelled seat covers?
What are toweled seat covers? Any pictures would be helpful.
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There are seat covers made of turkish towel material, I guess that is what he means.

They are quite cheap and don't look too good, but I guess the advantages are as he said, they're easy to clean and even easier to replace after a while if stained beyond what a spin in a washing machine can fix. Also no issue with body heat or boils like with art leather.
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Given that both you guys have similar requirements and conditions, how about tie-down towelled seat covers? In fact, how about 2 sets of them? They do a decent job of absorbing moisture and generally soaking up liquids and sweat, aren't as heat absorbent as leather (art or otherwise) or as repellent as synthetic fabric and are about the middle with price, depending on the quality. We don't have kids but a pair of dogs who go out with us everywhere (including camping by a lake or brunch at the club). They throw up or just shed hair everywhere in the cars or just walk around in the muck and want to cozy back into the seats when they're done.

Everytime I think these covers are getting a bit 'too' dirty and begin to impact my wifey's acute sense of smelliness, I replace them with my second set and throw the dirty set into the washing bin; usually happens once a week or fortnight. In the rare situation that both the towelled sets are dirty, the original covers below, hold up just fine even when I need to take the dogs out. Just costs me a wet interior cleaning and its done. Protect original covers or otherwise, I think its just a sense of cleanliness from repeated abuse, irrespective of what you use. When I know that its going to be just the missus and me for a couple of weeks, I take off the towelled covers and ride with the original seat covers.

Hope it makes sense.
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my original use case was exercising three days a week and coming back all sweaty. that means a lot of washing actually. Personally I am quite okay with faux leather, unlike Suresh.

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Just google for "car seat stains" and you'll find what not on the seats. I've found few cars like those. Does all these stains really disappear on a cleaning? Hard to believe.

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I would like to know more on the dimensions of the towel you bought. And how do you exactly tie/pin it? Some pictures would be helpful. I was thinking about a bare basic protection; this is common in Kerala, especially with the politicos.
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The towel seat covers might have their advantages like stated above, but personally I'd rather have the stock seat fabric than spoil the look of your beast with these towel covers.

Even I have an 18month old kid wreaking havoc in the back seat and I agree that leather covers come as a blessing in disguise.

A wet cloth and your seat is as good as new
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