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Old 1st May 2011, 00:03   #1
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Looking for easy on/off seat covers to protect seats from sweat and water

I've searched the board and can't find much in the way of good info on seat covers. I am not looking for a seat protector I can drive around town in to protect my baby. I am careful by nature and don't see a reason to have 24x7 seat covers.

Honestly I don't care what they look like. They could be purple and pink for all I care. I only need them for those times when I am returning home from the gym and am, let's just say a little sweaty. My only requirements are that: 1) it's easy to put on and take off and 2) it's sweat/water proof. I am thinking it just needs to cover the bottom of the seat and half way up the back... just long enough to protect my seats until I can get home.

Towels don't work b/c all they do is absorb the mosture off your body and transfer it to the seat.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I just through a towel over my seat for the drive home from the gym or whenever I'm nasty. Its durable, comfortable, fits very well and best of all its very cheap.
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Yes but sweat quickly absorbs through the towel and into the seat, regardless of thickness. Next time you drive home, feel the seat after you get out of the car. It will undoubtedly be damp. And that moisture will do damage to your seats over time, especially as it makes the leather easier to stretch out.

I live in Texas so the summer months are problematic. Someone somewhere on this board has to have a solution to this. I've searched on the internet and haven't managed to turn up anything.

Hoping someone has some sort of solution.

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What about going the other way? If the seat is going to get soiled, you could keep some Leatherique Pristine Clean (I refuse to type "Prestine" as misspelled by Leatherique) in a spay bottle, maybe even watered down to about a 70/30 mixture, and some microfiber towels handy in the garage. Pull in, get out, spritz, wipe down and be done. Probably wouldn't take any more time than futzing with seat covers, and you'll be keeping the leather in top shape. At least that's what I think.

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I have Vedntilated seats. That usually works well. The fans keeps me and my passanger cool at all times.
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Use two t-shirts over each seat. Done. The second one will provide a barrier, and allow 4 layers of cloth between you and your seat.
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Something like this should work.
Majestic Universal Waterproof Bucket Seat Cover | Overstock.com

Also, google sherpa seat protector.
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I have the front seat covers from the dealer. They are made of black fabric and have BMW written on the headrests in white. I use them 24/7 and they are very easy to wash by machine. They also come with a storage bag that you can toss in the trunk when the covers are not used.
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I'm not sure if you have the comfort seats but Catzskins are leather seat covers and are (or used to be) OEM on all Daimler proeducts.
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