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Old 13th September 2007, 17:22   #16
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I have the wooden bead thing in the Getz, has lasted about two years, but the beads are slowly comming apart, as the thread breaks. There's a small pile of loose beads in the cupholder right now! In the Baleno I have a seat back, only the back portion without anything for the bottom - squarish with beads in the center and cloth surround. This has lasted pretty well, and is secured with two strips of elastic round the seat.
They both are needed as in the humid climate here, and with Art leather seats, my back used to be soaking in sweat otherwise. This allows circulation of air behind the back.
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Old 6th September 2008, 22:03   #17
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Bumping an year old thread, but I found the wooden beads pretty useful. The best part is that they allow you to slide in your seat to adjust seating position every now and then, reducing friction.
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Old 10th October 2008, 14:50   #18
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This wooden bead thing adds to the comfort during long drives. Moreover they relieve the back n the neck pain.
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Old 10th October 2008, 17:41   #19
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Big wooden beads are best. The thing lasted quite sometime before falling apart due to broken plastic threads.... after which my dad got one with plastic beads! And they are not at all the same thing! If anyone is considering a purchase, consider only big wooden beads. Plastic is absolutely not comparable.

Also, which fixing it, check that there is no strain on the threads anywhere even after you sit. The less they are strained, the longer the bead cover will last.
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Old 17th April 2009, 12:35   #20
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These wooden beds are very useful for long drives. I bought a set of two for Rs 500 from Chanapatna, on the way to Mysore. This place is known for wooden toys and such articles. And the most interesting part is you can exchange your old/damaged wooden bed for the new one.
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These wooden beds are very useful for long drives. I bought a set of two for Rs 500 from Chanapatna, on the way to Mysore. This place is known for wooden toys and such articles. And the most interesting part is you can exchange your old/damaged wooden bed for the new one.
Sorry guys, I mean wooden beads, not beds
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Old 17th April 2009, 15:37   #22
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Since our safari has art leather seats, this seems to be a good deal. On long drives sometimes the back feels fatigued. Do these backrests really help with back fatigue?
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Old 25th April 2009, 09:36   #23
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is it advisable to put them on authentic leather? will it damage the leather in any way?
i remember seeing some high quality wooden bead type seat covers on our family friends S500

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Old 25th July 2010, 19:18   #24
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Hey folks,

I wanted to know if I can get these wooden bead backrests fixed onto the driver's seat of an i10.

Is it possible since the i10 doesn't have any proper headrests in the front? If no, are there any other alternatives other than towels!! I hate seeing towels tied onto the seats. Its an eyesore!
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One of my office mates had a bad experience with the marble/stone beads fixed on to the front passenger seat in his friends car. They tend to get heated up very quickly especially when the car is parked in direct sunlight and he ended up almost getting his backside scorched. But the owner never faced that problem!
I used the marble bead back rest which were really horrible after parking in the sun. Now I feel the best thing is that the fabric seat covers are neat and good.
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Bought wooden beads from Metro Hyderabad for Rs 350.

I get a little pain in my neck on the right hand side and it radiates all the way till my right foot.
Sort of pinching feeling right under my right shoulder blade and tightness in my right thigh.

No pain when I am cycling or when I am driving long distance.
Its the traffic and the lack of under thigh support in the Wagon R that are causing this.

My uncle who is a Doctor with experience in treating posture related issues has advised these.

Will keep you guys posted on how it goes.

I have a question.

Should the beads go over the head rest. Or should they go to the rear of the seat from under the headrest.
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Should the beads go over the head rest. Or should they go to the rear of the seat from under the headrest.
We generally put ours under the headrest.
Have noticed some difference due to these as I get back pain quite frequently in some cars. However, since they are on all the cars I drive, haven't paid too much attention.

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is it advisable to put them on authentic leather? will it damage the leather in any way?
i remember seeing some high quality wooden bead type seat covers on our family friends S500
You can put them on genuine leather. Just remember to clean below the beads very frequently as they collect dust fast, and use a good leather polish as well. For some reason, on the E270, the leather felt dry as it was not cleaned that often. Ever since, we clean it religiously. Ideally clean it once a week, and polish it once every 2 weeks or when you feel it is required.
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Old 15th April 2013, 16:52   #28
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I could inquire at an accessories shop nearby, but anyone with first hand experience of getting these big wooden beads at Trivandrum / Cochin or anywhere in between?
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