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Old 04-01-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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Redoing Seats

I'm trying to water proof my seats... My wife has volunteered to do some sewing. Anybody ever found water PROOF material for this? All I can find is water resistant. I even thought of buying an outdoor car cover and using that material. Maybe heavy duty rain jackets?

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Old 04-01-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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Well once you start poking holes in anything, it's gonna loose some water resistant properties... Vinyl coated fabric is typically what is used for protection from water. Prepare to do something very nice for your wife.... Sewing vinyl isn't really fun, IMO. Buy her a teflon presser foot or tell her to cover the foot and plate with Scotch tape to help the vinyl slip... Otherwise you'll find her in tears or yourself in divorce court...


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Old 04-01-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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...Vinyl coated fabric is typically what is used for protection from water. ...
Bestop makes one of the best seat covers to "HELP" with water restantance. The problem with seats is that you have to "SIT" on them, which can alter any type of water proofing. I bought the Bestop seat covers and have been happy with them:
Water will pool or drain between the top and bottom. I just wipe off the excess and always have a dry towel. No wet butt here.
Much better than other seat covers I have used.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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Yeah one thing about the standard non tilt seats, they down have a hole between the top and bottom. Stuff will collect in there.
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