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Figured Id make a quick post about the Wet Okole seat covers and the process for those that might be curious. Overall the seat cover itself is high quality, with heavy duty stitching and materials. The covers have a bit of extra padding that is welcomed. To install it correctly the rear back rest needs to be removed. To do this, 4 10mm bolts need removed under the seats at the base of the backrest. then the head rests and bases need come out. a small pry bar worked fine to push the barbs in (Pictured below) and they pop right out. The backrest is now only secured by 3 latches (Pictured below). This was probably the hardest part as you cant really see where to pry, but if you run your finger along the back of the top you'll feel indentations in the seat padding indicating where the latch is pried open with a small pry bar. With the back rest free, its pretty straight forward to install the cover, then run the covers bungie hooks to the brackets at the base of the backrest. installation is just the reverse order. The cover fits nice and tight, and looks factory installed with some tucking here and there in crevices and around plastic molding.
 

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Looks great. Wet Okole has been around a long time. Quality product.
 
Looks great! Is the removal/install something that would accomodate the ability to remove the cover for washing, or would it be time consuming and cumbersome to do so on an as needed basis. One of the reasons I lean towards seat covers rather than something like replacement leather is the ability to clean the seats as needed. With two boys, a dog, and a lot of time spent outdoors, I feel I need an extra buffer or layer of protection.
 
Looks great! Is the removal/install something that would accomodate the ability to remove the cover for washing, or would it be time consuming and cumbersome to do so on an as needed basis. One of the reasons I lean towards seat covers rather than something like replacement leather is the ability to clean the seats as needed. With two boys, a dog, and a lot of time spent outdoors, I feel I need an extra buffer or layer of protection.
I would say its not a process I would want to do frequently. After you do it the first time, the second would be much faster, but its the head rest bases and the plastic barbs that would worry me as far as risking them breaking or wearing out. Wet Okole does make a conditioner/protectant and shampoo which I bought so in theory I'm hoping to clean it installed. Now the covers for the bench seat slip off no problem, so if the dogs muddy them up or kids spill/smash gold fish into them I could see it being easy to clean them outside the truck.
 

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