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Offline mk1rabbitmk6golf

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BEST SEAT COVER SOLUTION FOR 2011 MK6 GTI
« on: 15 June 2022, 10:40 »
My drivers side side bolster on the seat is ripped and sewn badly, looks a bit crap.
I can't afford re upholstering. Any recomendations on some quality nice fitted seat covers ?
 
 
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: BEST SEAT COVER SOLUTION FOR 2011 MK6 GTI
« Reply #1 on: 15 June 2022, 15:42 »
I don’t have any recommendations (sorry :sad:) but because of the quite heavily bolstered design of the mk6 GTI seats, I think you may struggle to find any that are a really good fit. Most that I’ve seen look a little like someone’s attempted to get a bin liner to fit the contours of the seats and they’ve failed miserably.

The other option would be to get a set of covers custom made, but they’d be expensive - probably more expensive than getting the worn bolster reupholstered.
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Offline joe6

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Re: BEST SEAT COVER SOLUTION FOR 2011 MK6 GTI
« Reply #2 on: 15 June 2022, 22:14 »
I agree with SRGTD that you are unlikely to find decent fit seat covers. Tried when my mk6 was new too protect the seats. Worth getting a price to just get the bolster sorted?
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Re: BEST SEAT COVER SOLUTION FOR 2011 MK6 GTI
« Reply #3 on: 16 June 2022, 11:51 »
I don't know if this will work due to airbags, but to repair the drivers seat on my Mk2, I bought a passenger seat from a 5 door (no tilt lever hole that would be on the wrong side for a 3 door) and had a trimmer swap the foam and covers for me.
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