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    installing seat cover

    hey guys, got an 04 limited (two piece/color front seat cover) that started to rip along the seam. i got a new jet-trim but reading to leave on stock seat cover. i am worried water will still get to foam because of the rip? any suggestions?


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    good quality duct tape over the rip will work just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    good quality duct tape over the rip will work just fine
    Agreed... Race tape the rip first

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    I removed my old cover and put the new cover over it as it also had a small tear. There is no way for it to breathe with the OEM cover on it when you put the new cover on top. I was worried about mildew or mold forming in between the covers etc. I was advised of this by several other people as well as the upholsterer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    I removed my old cover and put the new cover over it as it also had a small tear. There is no way for it to breathe with the OEM cover on it when you put the new cover on top. I was worried about mildew or mold forming in between the covers etc. I was advised of this by several other people as well as the upholsterer.
    I was told to leave the OEM cover on since it's water proof???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms4cd View Post
    I was told to leave the OEM cover on since it's water proof???
    If it has a tear it isn't waterproof even if you put duct tape over it. The oem cover is slick too. To each his own though.

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    I would take Jettrrim's advice on the topic..... as they know what their talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    I would take Jettrrim's advice on the topic..... as they know what their talking about
    I see your point but just a few things didn't add up for me with the old seat cover staying on. As stated previously, to each his own. It is manufactured size wise to go over the oem cover. They do this for uniformity and pattern purposes and ease of installation. I didn't like the feel, the comfort, or the look in top of the other cover. It was slick, moved around and overall a bit uncomfortable. I had the old one removed, new foam cut and installed. I think it's a better seat cover because of it. It looks great and is extremely comfortable. TO EACH HIS OWN.....

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