Wheelskins Red and Black leather wheel cover

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  1. TheForce

    TheForce Ron Paul 2012

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    I got my Wheelskin today and installed it. I bought the EuroPerf with Red on the top and bottom and Black on the sides. I got the perforation on just the sides.

    Instructions said installation would take about 1 hour but it took me 2 hours. It was not really hard to install its just time consuming. I followed the instructions on how to stitch and everything turned out great.

    Now I just have to get the red and black Wetokole seat covers to match. :D

    Here are some pics.


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    Close up so you can see the stitching and the perforation.
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  2. cairo94507

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    Nice looking wheel skin and nice job. Enjoy.
     
  3. TheForce

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    Just got back from my first ride with it. It is very comfortable and has a very good grip. I normally dont like leather but this wheel cover is very nice.

    I have a question for anyone that has a leather wheel cover. Do the seams ever flatten/smooth out or will there always be a bump there? Having my hands at 10 and 2 the seams are right on my palms. This is just a small annoying thing. I'll get used to it.
     
  4. Bill Merchant

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    They flatten a little and you get use to it. The new thinking, with the center-mounted airbag, is to keep your hands lower, at 8 and 4, right where the side cut-outs are on the wheel and where your black perf is. If the arm rest and center console were just a bit higher, this would be comfortable for me.
     
  5. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    They'll flatten out. The Camry used to have hard stitching at 9-3 but it's smooth now.

    That wheel looks sharp!
     
  6. TheForce

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bill Merchant @ Mar 13 2007, 01:47 AM) [snapback]404655[/snapback]</div>
    Good point about the airbags. I think I will retrain myself for safety.
     
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    B) Sharp!! I really like it! the red really punches up the grey interior. Mine has the grey inside as well, but I never would have thought about adding red like that, but now that I see yours, I really like it!!

    Nice work !! :D :D
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rangerdavid @ Mar 13 2007, 08:01 AM) [snapback]404759[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks.

    I picked red and black because...

    1. My car is Barcelona Red
    2. My Wet Okole seat covers will be red and black
     
  9. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    heh.. just a side note, you still have that

    "Please press P before turning off"

    or sth similar.
     
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