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Old 05-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #15
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That car is dirty! Or was.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #16
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I didn't even think it was that dirty. I take pride in how clean I keep my car, and I have more dirt on my mats than that. I live in the country and on a dirt road- it's to be expected! I guess I never really paid attention to the rails until you told me to look for them! I don't think anyone else notices them. They're in all vehicles.


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Old 05-05-2014, 05:32 PM   #17
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I'm paging through my BMW catalog to see if I can see anything, and even BMW doesn't have much to cover them up. They cover the sides, but nothing over the top - kinda the nature of the beast.

Maybe you could get creative and try some covers from another car? Any junk yards near you? I doubt they'd charge much if anything for some rear rail covers from a 5-series.

At $39 bucks a piece employee cost I'm hesitant to order some in and take a look. They just cover the sides, but wrap around all sexy-like in the front.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #18
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That car is dirty! Or was.
Better? Can we now get off the fact that I had some dirt on my floor mats?

The inner rail is not a big deal, but I have had a few people comment on the outer rail, and how it just seems to stick out.

I'll just have to see if I can do something with it, or maybe not.. I'm not going to spend too much time on it, I was only asking if others had covered it.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #19
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I didn't even think it was that dirty. I take pride in how clean I keep my car, and I have more dirt on my mats than that. I live in the country and on a dirt road- it's to be expected! I guess I never really paid attention to the rails until you told me to look for them! I don't think anyone else notices them. They're in all vehicles.


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Upon second look - I think you'd be better off getting some adapters made to move the entire rail/seat back. Then say to hell with short people driving your car. lol
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #21
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You need some Weather Tech floor liners in there. Those carpets won't stay looking new for long with that much dirt everyday.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #22
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You need some Weather Tech floor liners in there. Those carpets won't stay looking new for long with that much dirt everyday.
That is not a normal day, I posted above that it was because of the weather and the stone driveway in the park I was at.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:38 PM   #23
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Upon second look - I think you'd be better off getting some adapters made to move the entire rail/seat back. Then say to hell with short people driving your car. lol
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #24
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I would like to dress up the seat rails, anyone know of a good way to do this? I would think that GM would have created some sort of "moveable cover" that goes back and forth with the seat that would also cover the rails.

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Don't ever lose that great optimism about GM. They don't give a shit about seat rail covers, but God bless you for your optimism.

There are 'bellows' type covers for things like milling machines, to keep chips out. The 'guide rail covers' listed here are closer to what you mean

http://www.mcmaster.com/#way-covers/=ru801f
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #25
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Here is a COB way to cover the rails. I rough cut an oil bottle (guess which brand) and it fits over the rail. You would need to use 3M two sided tape to hold it in place.

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Honestly I'd be more bothered by how dirty the car is.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:24 PM   #27
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I would like to dress up the seat rails, anyone know of a good way to do this? I would think that GM would have created some sort of "moveable cover" that goes back and forth with the seat that would also cover the rails.

Any ideas?

I can't believe all the people giving you grief about this. It's certainly not the craziest thing I've read here, not even today. Personally I think the guy who won't drive his car in the rain and the guy who loves driving his Camaro so much that he wants to get another car so he doesn't have to drive it are much crazier.

I also think the rails on these cars are an eyesore and seem to stick out a lot more than most cars for some reason. Most of the covers I've seen just cover up the ends of the rails where they bolt to the floor. Obviously you can't cover up the business part of the track unless you never put your seat forward. You could try moveable tracks like you mentioned, but when the seat is forward they would really be hanging out there in space just waiting to get broken off.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:08 PM   #28
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Seriously, I don't know so I am asking. What car does come with the seat rails covered? I do agree with you that GM really needs to do something about this. Just the other day I was driving around town and a kid yelled at me "WOW, Beautiful car, but those are some ugly seat rails".
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