Seat Covers Glossary
Coverking Custom Fit seat covers
Seat covers that are designed to fit as perfectly as the vehicle’s original factory fitted upholstery are referred to as Custom fit seat covers. Automation and computer aided designing as well as computer aided manufacturing techniques permits every pattern to get customized, thus a ensuring perfect fit across all material lines.
Semi-custom Fit covers
Seat covers that offer 80% fit as against Custom Fit’s 100% are known as Semi Custom seat covers. Because of this, these covers are not as good when compared to the Custom variety.
Friction in the seat cover making trade denotes the chafing or rubbing between two dissimilar materials coming into contact with each other. This often leads to the generation of heat. In automobiles, it implies the rubbing between a person’s apparel and the seat cover every time he or she is getting in or boarding a vehicle. The ensuing heat thus generated causes surface deterioration of the seat cover fabric.
Pelt in upholstery language stands for animal skin usually coming from fox, raccoon, beaver or bear that still holds good amount of animal fur, hair, bristles, fur, etc attached to it. Pelt is often used in seat cover making in place of genuine fur which is far too expensive.
Also called Polychloroprene, Neoprene having good water resistance properties, is mostly used in fabricating ‘wetsuit’, laptop sleeves, electrical insulations, etc. Like Polyester, which is yet another water resistant synthetic fiber, Neoprene is widely used by Coverking in making automobile seat covers.
Polyester is a sturdy and water-resistant synthetic material that first became popular when the disco community started using it in the seventies. However since then Polyester has been used in many areas including automobile seat covers.
It is a Yankee slang denoting vehicle registration certificate, in other words, the evidence of ownership. Probably on account of the pink shade of the paper in which the certificates are printed, these were called Pink Slips. The term is otherwise linked to road racing that permitted the winner to grab the loser’s vehicle as the endearing prize. However, the deal could not be settled unless the Pink Slip changed hands and thus the popular catchphrase, “Don’t lose the Pink Slip”.
Universal Fit Covers
These are the seat covers that you normally come across. Available in 3 sizes – Big, Small and Medium, Universal covers are supposed to fit all and sundry, low-back or high-back bucket seats in any car or SUV, irrespective of the make, model or year of manufacture of the vehicle. However Universal covers are never recommended as they hardly offer a good fit.
UV or Ultra violet emission
We all need the rays of the sun to live on the planet, but the same rays also come with harmful Ultraviolet radiation that can harm us as well. UV rays result in skin illness, and a prolonged exposure is also not good for automobile upholstery.