Red Recaro bolster covers WARNING ⚠️


chrismc_DC2

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Gents,

Look after your side bolster covers!

I recently bought a replacement 'red' bolster cover for my car from Capital Seating & the colour match was as above.

Capital state that the covers are shaded to allow for 'fading', but I've personally never seen ITR/EK9 Recaros go 'Pink'. I can't believe they can't match the new RED colour

I sent the cover back for refund as the match was so poor. Capital are unable/unwilling to adjust the shading so please be warned...

My bolster is actually not so bad so I'm lucky.

Take care not to crease/damage yours as it would appear suitable replacements are not available

Chris
 


civicx3

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Capital state that the covers are shaded to allow for 'fading'
in other words thats the only material they could find and then wrote a description to match

i bet any good upholstery company could match it but would probably be expensive
 


chrismc_DC2

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More or less. The material itself is acceptable

When I enquired about having my colour 'matched' however they claimed it wasn't possible to get a different colour
 


Buckyy

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Thought capitol was the spot to go to for these...clearly not

Good on you for warning others, they would only suit a very faded recaro
 


Klasse

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I really thought they were supplying genuine Recaro parts? If so it's really Recaros issue?

If anyone can confirm the black matches that would be amazing...
 


chrismc_DC2

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I really thought they were supplying genuine Recaro parts? If so it's really Recaros issue?

If anyone can confirm the black matches that would be amazing...
No- from the horses mouth

'the covers are NOT official RECARO products but are manufactured in house from the materials we can source'
 




Klasse

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Bumping this up to ask if anyone has got the black bolster cover? From the pics on Capitals site the colour/fit seems a little average. Given the price and the problems with the red ones I'd want them to be perfect!

 



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