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Old 18th September 2021, 10:27   #211
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I am on my way to Imperial for leather seat covers for my i20 Asta (O) as it came with fabric seats.
It has airbags in front seats also, I am planning to get leather cover on bottom part of seats only.
In rear seats also, I am planning to get bottom part only.
Purely because fabric seats get dirty fast and not easy to clean.
Is it ok or should I be concerned of airbags functioning?

Edit: Just discussed with Shiva, he suggested to remove the fabric and go for complete leather. He assured that airbags functioning won’t be impacted as he has done lots of cars like this.

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Old 18th September 2021, 18:49   #212
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Hey,

The Imperial Leathers is asking me if I should remove the existing fabric and then get the cover installed.

They will return the fabric and I can attach it back if required. Is this a good idea? Will this protect the foam underneath from water and all?
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Hey,

The Imperial Leathers is asking me if I should remove the existing fabric and then get the cover installed.

They will return the fabric and I can attach it back if required. Is this a good idea? Will this protect the foam underneath from water and all?
Hi, it's an acceptable practice to remove the fabric seat cover, before adding art leather seat covers, so that we get a good fit. Since the material used it artificial leather, it should not allow water to soil the foam
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Hey,

The Imperial Leathers is asking me if I should remove the existing fabric and then get the cover installed.

They will return the fabric and I can attach it back if required. Is this a good idea? Will this protect the foam underneath from water and all?
That is the standard mode of getting a tight and snug fit of the leather covers over the original seats. The old practice of "slip on seat covers" placed directly over existing seats will not give you the custom made look that most of us appreciate and want. It is only if you remove the top fabric layer that the leather cover is able to fit on tightly over the seats.

In my case, he did give me back the fabric layer of my Honda City, but I did not take it since there was no use that I could perceive for it.

The seat covers installed by Imperial have held up very well over 2.5 years now. The leather has aged well and there are no discernible defects or damage of any kind. Money well spent for good craftsmanship, in my view.
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