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Old 12-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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After market seat cover installation

Can any one help me on how to install after market seat covers without getting the original one out.
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You have to take the seat out. Unless you bought some cheapo seat cover from the flea market.
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Getting the seat out is ok.. But Do I need to take the original seat cover out aswell??
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Yes. There are some hog rings on the bottom that will release the seat cover.
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Getting the seat out is ok.. But Do I need to take the original seat cover out aswell??
Are your stock seat covers damaged and require replacement, or are you simply trying to preserve them by using seat covers?

If you are simply wanting to preserve the existing stock covers, then no, they do not need to be removed, as most quality seat covers will slip over the stock ones, but they will look like what their name implies; seat covers.

With OEM covers being sold on Ebay off of wrecked Mustangs, a set of leather OEM covers can be had for cheap right now. I'm seeing fronts and backs in leather for $400.00. Buy a clean set, put them away in plastic, use the ones you have, then install the replacements right before you sell it to get top dollar if your concerned about wear causing lower trade in value.

Leather is easy to take care of with all the leather cleaners and conditioners. If you have damage, a good apolstry shop can repair them like new, even dying them to new condition. I have almost 56K miles on my black leather, and the seats still look like new. Lexol is what I use.

If you have cloth, then buy leather. If you like the cloth, those too can be bought off of Ebay.
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Thanks bucko... That's what I wanted to know.. I have cloth..want to upgrade/ put a cover of leather...
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Then yes, you'll need to remove the cloth to replace with leather. It's not hard to do, but if you're not comfortable with doing the work, look up a local apolstry shop in your area; they should be able to do this for you easily, and within a couple of hours.

While it's being done, have them upgrade the foam in the front seats, as the OEM foam used does not last past 5 years; it starts to break up (you'll be vacuming the small pieces weekly) and causes the covers to look wrinkled and saggy.
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