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Tan Wet Okole Covers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Snowman, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    This is really first gen specific, but I didnt know where else to ask this.

    I read around about the colored Wet Okole seat covers (tan particularly) and some people were complaining about fading issues. I am looking for some hands on info with the covers. Do they fade? I read that that tan fades to a greenish tinge, anyone encounter this? I would like to get tan to match but if they are going to fade in a year I will go with the black.

    Mods if you find a better section for this to be posted, feel free to move it!
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    bump. someone must have some tan wet okoles!
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Don't have any wet okoles but sounds like the fade may just be a stain from jean pants? I'd say over time of sliding in and out the jean color stains the covers? Just a guess.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    haha I could, but I think $300-$500 seat covers shouldnt fade.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    just get the black ones, I've heard about the lighter color wet okoles fading as well over time..I got black ones even though my interior is gray...

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  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    those look really good.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    I have tan with black outter, no fading so far. Installed in May? of last year. Dont know why I never took a pic of them but this ones best I have...
    Im guessing theres a reason they have the special wash and care spray with UV protection.. http://www.wetokole.com/CKIT.html
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  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    I may just do that. The all black are cheaper since they dont need full piping to match the outside colors.

    Good to know yours have held up so far.
    I saw the UV protectant and wash but from what I read through google searches, it more or less delays the fading issue. All the complaints were a few years old so I didnt know if they maybe changed the dye they use.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    the sun will fade the shit out of anything no matter how much it costs. My $3000 paint job will fade if I dont take the proper protective measures.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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  12. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    Within reason. There are people complaining about fading after one summer. That, for a $400 seat cover, would be unreasonable.
    And with that, the black does not noticibly fade. A friend of mine has had them in her jeep for years and they still look great. That's including 90% of summer time without a top or doors. No uv protectant applied after the first year.

    But I have only read from google about fading issues with colored wet okoles. No first hand knowledge. That's why I asked for people that actually have colored (tan or otherwise) to voice their experience.
     
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