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I never really knew about seat covers and the want for one until my drunk friend had an "accident" in my car the other week...

Took me a while to get the smell out of my car but it looks like my seats may be stained for life. So I'm researching companies, reading reviews and checking out photos of some seat cover manufacturers. I don't want leather, so clazzio is out of the question. Saw threads about precision fit and wet okole, but not too fond of the reviews of precision fit, and wet okole seems a bit too over priced for just a name.

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I never really knew about seat covers and the want for one until my drunk friend had an "accident" in my car the other week...

Took me a while to get the smell out of my car but it looks like my seats may be stained for life. So I'm researching companies, reading reviews and checking out photos of some seat cover manufacturers. I don't want leather, so clazzio is out of the question. Saw threads about precision fit and wet okole, but not too fond of the reviews of precision fit, and wet okole seems a bit too over priced for just a name.

Any other suggestions?
Try a professional auto interior and seat restoration service. They have dealt with worse. Might be expensive but worth it in the end.

Life tip; Never give a drunk person a ride in your car. Always put them in a cab or ride service car whatever the cost. Ask me how I know.
 

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Try a professional auto interior and seat restoration service. They have dealt with worse. Might be expensive but worth it in the end.

Life tip; Never give a drunk person a ride in your car. Always put them in a cab or ride service car whatever the cost. Ask me how I know.
Lol. I'm sure you and I have almost the same story, except my "accident" was from both ends....if you're picking up what I'm putting down..:( I don't feel comfortable sending females in a cab when that intoxicated. So I offered to take her home....Holy moly, she can't handle her alcohol!!

I did take it to get detailed, but the smell was still around for a while. I'm thinking seat covers may actually be worth the money. I have no idea what's going to happen next.
 

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I would just find an identical seat from a junkyard and replace the whole thing. There are not a ton of 2016+ Volts in junkyards yet, but you can find some on car-part.com.
 

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I would just find an identical seat from a junkyard and replace the whole thing. There are not a ton of 2016+ Volts in junkyards yet, but you can find some on car-part.com.
Hmm. I didn't think of that. But if something happens again in the future, I'm sure it'll be expensive to keep replacing the seats. But I'm going to see if I can find some seats near by!

Still would like to look into seat covers though. :D
 

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Lol. I'm sure you and I have almost the same story, except my "accident" was from both ends....if you're picking up what I'm putting down..:( I don't feel comfortable sending females in a cab when that intoxicated. So I offered to take her home....Holy moly, she can't handle her alcohol!!

I did take it to get detailed, but the smell was still around for a while. I'm thinking seat covers may actually be worth the money. I have no idea what's going to happen next.
I was not suggesting a detailer but a repair shop that specializes in auto interiors. They can remove the seat, separate the bottom cushion and seat cover and stitch a new cover for the damaged seating areas. They can choose from a wide selection of fabrics and leather so it should be a good match to the original. It should be less expensive than replacing the whole seat.

This was many years ago, I was driving a VW Rabbit. My passenger was a guy, former co-worker manager who crashed a boat party and needed a ride home afterwards. Never knew that the combination of beer, cheese and vomit could smell that bad or linger for so long (weeks!) The guy only got around to apologizing after 9 months when I saw him at another function. There was no stain on the seats.
 

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Either you fix it right now or pay for it at trade-in time. Might as well fix it now and get the use of it.
I rebuilt the seats in my 1999 Corvette all with OEM parts (new foam and leather, I upgraded the base seats to sports seats in red vs black), and the OEM parts came to less than $400 per seat. Did the work myself. I did need to buy a HOG RING puller.

Might want to check that out as an option.
 

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Hmm. I didn't think of that. But if something happens again in the future, I'm sure it'll be expensive to keep replacing the seats. But I'm going to see if I can find some seats near by!

Still would like to look into seat covers though. :D
If something happens again your problem is not with your seats.
 

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Lol. I'm sure you and I have almost the same story, except my "accident" was from both ends....if you're picking up what I'm putting down..:( I don't feel comfortable sending females in a cab when that intoxicated. So I offered to take her home....Holy moly, she can't handle her alcohol!!

I did take it to get detailed, but the smell was still around for a while. I'm thinking seat covers may actually be worth the money. I have no idea what's going to happen next.
Don't knight-in-shining-armor it, guilt her into paying. Even if it was your abundance of care, she should've felt a little bit guilty and offered to pay for half of the clean-up repair.

You sure the detail shop got the carpet underneath the seats? Cause I installed cheapo car covers like following:

https://www.amazon.com/FH-Group-FB070GRAY102-Airbag-Bucket/dp/B01E4DO17G/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1493495724&sr=8-5&keywords=universal+seat+covers

But I head 4-seat edition. Like 99% cars, there's the hole at the pivot point where the seat back and seat cushion meet where you shove buckles through and the bodily fluids probably leaked through that hole. I only installed it for car pool sakes cause I had just got the car and wanted to keep it clean. Car pool buddies not only chipped in for wear-tear and gas, but also the car seats. I was more afraid they'd be offended I installed them so refused the money.

At anyrate, the above car seats weren't too terrible both in look/feel/install for the front seats, but they were absolutely horrible for the rear "bench" cushion. The rear cushion only started looking good after a month of butt pressure and heat pressing the cloth into the shape of the rear cushion. It still didn't look good, IMO.
 
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