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Old 16th June 2009, 16:47   #31
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Not sure, maybe around 15K, call up Ceralli @ 9845397620 & check.
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search for patchyboys threads, I think he got cerrali leather for his car and posted a detailed log
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What material is the best value for money and easy to maintain in long run,is Cloth better than Art Leather
Get some good fabric - make sure it is not the velvet(where adhesive is used on one side)

Explore an upholstery or furnishing shop and check if there are guys who make good covers - you'd get best deals from them.
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Old 17th June 2009, 09:54   #34
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Need help with seat covers for a Furnace Red Palio Multijet,1 yr old removed the polythere covers as they are torn now


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I too have the same Car. I had removed the polythene covers as they were d*** irritating. I thought I will use a different strategy, I will use the seat without covers till they become very dirty , and they are now . So I am planning for seat covers, most likely I will go for art leather 5-6K.
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What material is the best value for money and easy to maintain in long run,is Cloth better than Art Leather

Pure leather must be damn expensive and tough to maintain as well?
Amar, fabric would be a good option provided you can find someone who can do a neat job. You can check various places Zanav, FabIndia, etc., for fabric choices. I would prefer this over art leather. I am saying from my personal experience.

Pure leather is expensive, but it is not that tough to maintain. It depends on how much you can spend and as other said, Ceralli is a bit lower when compared to Stanley. But, the feel and durability are par above any other.
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Old 27th November 2009, 12:51   #36
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Yesterday i went purchasing for seat cover for my fusion but came rather confused, seeing the variety of materials available for the same ranging from Rexin to leather to fabric to velvet. Each shop owner was telling good about their product, but none of them was able to win my confidence. I came back n searched for the same on TBHP, but didnt find any thread on it. High quality Rexin on sides and back cost around 3.5k to 4k and leather OEM seat cover from Ford cost app. 12k.
First of all I want to know which material is best WRT our hot humid and dusty environment.
Second seat cover should be of different stuff like Rexin on the side and velvet in the center or it should be like all leather, all fabric or all Rexin.
What about buying my own material from a sofa repair house and get the cover stitched from some of the shops which already stitch car seat covers as I can get colours and material of my choice from that shop.
Bhpian pls reply and help me out.
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Has anyone got seat covers done from Carnation Mumbai? Those guys are quoting around 5500 for very good quality PU covers. I saw one finished optra, and the fitment was immaculate. No loose ends as the covers were tightly stiched on.
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Yesterday i went purchasing for seat cover for my fusion but came rather confused, seeing the variety of materials available for the same ranging from Rexin to leather to fabric to velvet.
First of all I want to know which material is best WRT our hot humid and dusty environment.
Second seat cover should be of different stuff like Rexin on the side and velvet in the center or it should be like all leather, all fabric or all Rexin.
Well - I am bumping this thread up because I have the same question now.

Is it okay to go for "imported velvet" seats, material procured and stitched in a professional car seat tailorshop?

It looks really soft and sober / professional in appearance. Material is available at about 250-300 rs per meter. I gathered about 10 mts might be reqd for 5 seats and additioanl 2500 for tailoring.

The sales person said this is the 2nd best option after pure cotton "towel" material and genuine leather. I have seen some taxis come with removable pure cotton covers but they have poor fitment and high maintenance, although maybe best suited for our weather.

Genuine leather, as usual, costs 28000. If some wants I can post pics of pure cotton and velvet materials. It will be nice if someone using velvet can comment on its suitability for Indian conditions.
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It will be nice if someone using velvet can comment on its suitability for Indian conditions.
Hi Bhpians - I will really appreciate if someone using Velvet can help with information (not the usual jazzy glittery velvet, this is more sober, seller called it imported velvet). I am going to have velvet for seat-body contact areas and art leather for seat backs and below. Is this velvet durable atleast for 3-4 years? If I have it stitched and fit over the OE fabric on Etios, without removing, will it be okay or will it give away in few months?

How does velvet behave with water and heat when car is parked under sun? Is it recommended to have windshield and side sun films with velvet?
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Hi Bhpians - I will really appreciate if someone using Velvet can help with information (not the usual jazzy glittery velvet, this is more sober, seller called it imported velvet). I am going to have velvet for seat-body contact areas and art leather for seat backs and below. Is this velvet durable atleast for 3-4 years? If I have it stitched and fit over the OE fabric on Etios, without removing, will it be okay or will it give away in few months?

How does velvet behave with water and heat when car is parked under sun? Is it recommended to have windshield and side sun films with velvet?
Maybe the absence of replies shows that usage of velvet for seat covers is uncommon? Anyways after some running around I found answers to my question.

Velvet is nothing but a combination fabric that contains polyester, viscose and acrylic in proportions. I don't know the %s.

About Polyester we all know.
Viscose is silken to touch and breathes like cotton. But it wrinkles fast and shrinks and dulls on usage.
Acrylic is more rugged, resists wear and tear and sunlight.

So the combination seems to be ok because it gives me the breathability of cotton, smoothness of silk and affordability as well.

I am going for it. I'll post when done. I have samples with me but pictures can't communicate the smoothness of feeling when touched.
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Hi guys I'm jump starting this thread after a long time. Really need help.

I have bought a Brio. The seats are quite thin and unsupportive. Even though after two days of 500 km driving each (GOA!!) I did not have any back pain or such, I noticed that on ghat sections and twisties, that there is negligible side and lumber support from them. I sort of have to hold on to the steering or use my lower back muscles to stay in position. I really hate it.

Coming to the point, I was thinking whether I can get thick seat covers with extra foam or something like that for the Brio to improve their lack of support. I want the most VFM option to do this, can't help it, not very rich

Or is there a specialist who can make and stitch custom seat covers in Pune to give it a better shape in the lacking areas? Our A-Star has fabulous seats. If nothing else works out, budget et al permitting, I may just fit A-Star / any other seats to my car.

But till that time is there any solution? Gurus please reply!!
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