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Installation of head rest covers
1. Remove original cover, likely by clipping the existing stitching off. You will possibly have a zipper, clip or Velcro holding the cover on making it much easier to remove. Pay no mind of damaging it, as you will now be installing a stellar cover from RLG!
2. Take a 1-gallon zip lock bag (or similarly strong) and split it down the sides so it folds out into a ~1’ x 2’ piece of plastic.
3. Put the plastic over the top of the bare headrest so there is an equal amount of material on both sides of the rest
4. Position the new leather cover over the headrest and give a tug firmly but delicately on all four sides, one and a time.
5. *** The design of this, and most, headrests does not allow a quick slip on as the middle of the padding is a lot thicker than the top. This will require you to squeeze the foam tightly while sliding the cover on so to not stretch or tear the stitching. Please use caution when doing so. ***
6. Once past the middle, thickest part of the foam you're home free. Wiggle the rest to the bottom and smooth out and wrinkles.
7. Align the Velcro tabs installed by RLG, pull them snugly and connect the halves.
8. If there is a little empty space at the bottom of the headrest that looks as if there is a pocket of space, that is fine. The original design of the covers use a very thick plastic latch that is discarded on the new covers.
9. Slide them newly installed and refreshed headrests in the seat back and admire your high quality, expertly crafted head rests
You have installed a product made out of genuine leather. As you know, to maintain a leather product in good condition, you should take care of it. We suggest occasionally (every 4-6 week for example) applying some leather conditioner/UV protector to keep your leather from drying up in the sun and cracking.