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Seat Covers - Prototyping Vehicle Needed

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Hi all,

tl/dr version:

Wet Okole (and I) would like to find someone willing to bring their SS by one of their shops so that they can use it to build a seat cover pattern. In exchange the person who brought their car in would get seat covers for it for 50% off of their normal price.

They would need access to the car for ~6hrs.

I have been dealing with Nohemi Lara at Wet Okole. Her contact information is: [email protected] and their web site is here: Car Seat Covers | Seat Covers | Custom Seat Covers | Truck Seat Covers | Automotive Seat Covers

They have an office in California, and one in Hawaii (from their web site):

Wet Okole Hawaii
1670 Sunflower Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Main (714) 434-9000
Fax (714) 434-9001

Toll Free (888) 246-5653

Wet Okole Hawaii - Oahu
1727 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96819
Ph: (808) 531-9778
Fax: (808) 536-5653

Now the long version:

I have a little one on the way, and I am fanatical about keeping my vehicles as clean as possible. To that end I recently purchased a set of rear seat covers to protect the back of my '07 Mazdaspeed6 from the inevitable spills and mess.

I was (and still am) highly impressed with the quality of their seat covers. They fit well and don't look like the stereotypical cheap seat cover that you would normally think of. The average person (read non-gearhead) would not realize that they were seat covers at all. The biggest giveaway is that the front seats are leather and the back seats now look like cloth.

The added bonus is that the seat cover material (neoprene) is waterproof and easy to clean. I don't think I would take a hose to my back seat, but general spills and stains should be no problem.

Since the seat covers were of such high quality, I immediately went on their web site to see if they make a cover for the back seat of the SS which is where one of you come in.

In order to be able to order a set of rear seat covers, I need someone to take their car to Wet Okole so that they can measure for the seat cover pattern.

(I would be happy to take my car in so that they could work on it, but I have two problems: #1, I live in Texas, its a little too long of a commute, and #2, I don't have my SS yet...)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if I can facilitate the process in any way.


Full disclosure: In exchange for facilitating this process, I get two things:
One (and far and away the most important to me): I will be able to purchase a good fitting, good looking, durable, waterproof set of rear seat covers for my (soon to be purchased) SS.
Two: I get the seat covers for 50% off in exchange for talking one of the forum members into bringing their car in and leaving it there for ~6hrs.

Also, I would like to apologize in advance if this post is out of line. If this is an issue, let me know and I'll pull it down (or ask for help pulling it down).
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Is there anyone in the Costa Mesa (greater Los Angeles area) that is looking for seat covers for their car? I'd be happy to volunteer my car (when I get it), but I live in central Texas.

Resurrecting this thread in case one of our new members is in the Costa Mesa, CA or Honolulu, HI area and feeling like helping out.

Thanks for looking.

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If someone was willing/able to take their car in, they may be able to work an even better deal. (I'm not the world's greatest negotiator.)

For my part I'd be happy to order the rear seat cover at full price, if it were available to order. (I don't have any interest in the front seats being covered, just the back one to try to cut down on baby damage...)

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I'm bumping this yet again in hopes that someone one who has taken delivery recently is interested in helping us (me) out.

I've had the rear seat cover in place in my 'speed6 for about a year now and it looks/fits great still. I would love to be able to buy one for my incoming '15. Unfortunately they don't currently make a rear seat cover for it which is where one of you guys would come in.

If it makes any difference, maybe we could work out a deal with Wet Okole where you get your rear seat cover for free instead of each of us getting one at 50% off. (As I stated above, I'd be happy to buy the seat cover at full price, the only catch is that it is not currently available for purchase.)

Thanks for looking.
They would want the vehicle to measure for a full set. I am only interested in purchasing the rear cover myself.

I'll reach out to Wet Okole and see where we get.
Well I guess that's all she wrote...

I spoke with Wet Okole twice this past Friday, and the short version is that they are not interested in manufacturing seat covers for our cars.

I was fairly disappointed with the way they handled things. They have definitely lost me as a customer. Probably for life.
I'm going to reach out to him again.

I probably wasn't as clear as I should have been last time I asked him about a rear seat cover as the response I got was ~"the Holden rear seat cover has been discontinued"

I'm hopeful that someone makes a halfway decent neoprene seat cover for the back of the Commodore over in Aus.
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