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06-25-2014 06:24 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by THPerez1972 View Post
The front isn't waterproof so it will absorb water, especially after 8 hours in the rain. And unless the seams are treated, all the small holes from the stitching will eventually let water in, especially after 8 hours in the rain.
The guy admitted he made a mistake. Let's just move on, please.
06-25-2014 06:13 PM
THPerez1972
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
Seats still wet this morning. Heres the thing that kinda pisses me off. In the 4WP catalog seat cover section heres the first bullet point in the Trek Armor ad: 100% made in the USA of waterproof-backed polyester...

Doesn't say water resistant, says waterproof. Very misleading IMO
The front isn't waterproof so it will absorb water, especially after 8 hours in the rain. And unless the seams are treated, all the small holes from the stitching will eventually let water in, especially after 8 hours in the rain.
06-25-2014 10:20 AM
G54 So here's my solution. After I took the pics I added two more grommets and bungees so there are four tie downs on each side, and the wipers hold it down on front. Not pretty but it should help.



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06-25-2014 08:38 AM
G54 Seats still wet this morning. Heres the thing that kinda pisses me off. In the 4WP catalog seat cover section heres the first bullet point in the Trek Armor ad: 100% made in the USA of waterproof-backed polyester...

Doesn't say water resistant, says waterproof. Very misleading IMO
06-24-2014 11:07 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
I had the trektop on in safari mode no doors. It was parked for eight hours and it rained hard to medium on and off all day. The ride home was also in a hard rain, but while driving the only issue was the inside of the windshield getting spray. I dont mean to sound like Im whining, I knew things would get wet without doors and I knew the forecast. The jeep is set up for rain, no carpet, plugs pulled, column cover to protect clockspring and my new dash cover protected the radio. All that worked awesome. I just messed up thinking the trek armor covers were waterproof like the bestop ones I had in my TJs. My bad, now I figure out plan B lol
Ah, glad the rest is ok!
06-24-2014 10:59 PM
G54 I had the trektop on in safari mode no doors. It was parked for eight hours and it rained hard to medium on and off all day. The ride home was also in a hard rain, but while driving the only issue was the inside of the windshield getting spray.

I dont mean to sound like Im whining, I knew things would get wet without doors and I knew the forecast. The jeep is set up for rain, no carpet, plugs pulled, column cover to protect clockspring and my new dash cover protected the radio. All that worked awesome. I just messed up thinking the trek armor covers were waterproof like the bestop ones I had in my TJs. My bad, now I figure out plan B lol
06-24-2014 10:51 PM
THPerez1972
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Originally Posted by WillysGal View Post
I think having the top on makes a big difference!
He had a top on when he got caught in the rain.
06-24-2014 09:56 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by THPerez1972 View Post
How often do you get caught in sideways rain? I drove for about an hour the other day without doors in the rain and I was surprised how little water entered the jeep. Granted, I did have the hard top and freedom panels still on.
I think having the top on makes a big difference!
06-24-2014 09:48 PM
THPerez1972
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
Ok just called Trek armor, and although they demonstrate the water repellency by pouring a bottle of water on them and wiping it right off, I was told that in a downpour the water will soak in, and possibly get the seats underneath wet, particularly at the stitching. Bummer... not what I thought I was paying for.
How often do you get caught in sideways rain? I drove for about an hour the other day without doors in the rain and I was surprised how little water entered the jeep. Granted, I did have the hard top and freedom panels still on.
06-24-2014 09:31 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by OldNSalty View Post

There is a product for tents called "seam sealer" that should fix it. Even if you buy a very high quality tent you still have to seal it. You see, the material is treated in bulk and then the tents (or seats I assume) are cut and stitched together so everywhere a needle went through is a hole for water.
I may try that.
06-24-2014 09:16 PM
OldNSalty
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
Ok just called Trek armor, and although they demonstrate the water repellency by pouring a bottle of water on them and wiping it right off, I was told that in a downpour the water will soak in, and possibly get the seats underneath wet, particularly at the stitching. Bummer... not what I thought I was paying for.
There is a product for tents called "seam sealer" that should fix it. Even if you buy a very high quality tent you still have to seal it. You see, the material is treated in bulk and then the tents (or seats I assume) are cut and stitched together so everywhere a needle went through is a hole for water.
06-24-2014 07:35 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by WillysGal View Post

What a bummer. Check out these covers--many swear by them. http://www.jeepcovers.com/storename/...pt-268968.aspx
Thanks! I might just go that route. Much cheaper than soft doors.
06-24-2014 07:17 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
I just pulled the bottom up and the seat is wet. I will now have to pull them off to dry the seats. Looks like I'll be rigging a tarp up for rain to cover the door openings, or surrendering and running with the doors every time theres a chance of storms. I may pick up some Bestop soft doors although that's $500 I would rather not spend.
What a bummer. Check out these covers--many swear by them. http://www.jeepcovers.com/storename/...pt-268968.aspx
06-24-2014 07:08 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I had to remove mine a few weeks ago. The thought of another summer with a dripping wet back wasn't something I wanted to endure. Most people seem to have no problem but for some reason they made me sweat like crazy.

May post them for sale soon.
I just pulled the bottom up and the seat is wet. I will now have to pull them off to dry the seats. Looks like I'll be rigging a tarp up for rain to cover the door openings, or surrendering and running with the doors every time theres a chance of storms. I may pick up some Bestop soft doors although that's $500 I would rather not spend.
06-24-2014 07:05 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
This is kind of hard to explain without seeing it lol. After pulling the top cover down as far as it will go, I used the plastic bag trick to pull the flap between the seat top and bottom the same as I did with the bottom cover. Once all the way through, that flap folds up and the velcro sticks to the seat back. At least that's what I did, but I could be wrong.

My finger is on the flap for the seat bottom cover in pic #1. Pic #2 shows the bottom of the top cover not attached to anything, not tucked, just there. Im not sure why the strip of velcro fuzz is along the bottom I dont see any way to attach anything to it. Bottom line is my covers are tight and don't move so Im ok with it lol.

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Ah, now I see how you have it. The 'velcro fuzz' is for the velcro from the seat back cover. It's a struggle to get it to meet but I did eventually get there with vice grips and some time. If your way is working though, it's probably easier!

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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
Ok just called Trek armor, and although they demonstrate the water repellency by pouring a bottle of water on them and wiping it right off, I was told that in a downpour the water will soak in, and possibly get the seats underneath wet, particularly at the stitching. Bummer... not what I thought I was paying for.
Oh bummer. I had seen somewhere that they are repellent, but that spills not wiped would soak in. Hope you get dried out ok. What a pain.
06-24-2014 07:02 PM
Barmanvarn I had to remove mine a few weeks ago. The thought of another summer with a dripping wet back wasn't something I wanted to endure. Most people seem to have no problem but for some reason they made me sweat like crazy.

May post them for sale soon.
06-24-2014 06:38 PM
G54 Ok just called Trek armor, and although they demonstrate the water repellency by pouring a bottle of water on them and wiping it right off, I was told that in a downpour the water will soak in, and possibly get the seats underneath wet, particularly at the stitching. Bummer... not what I thought I was paying for.
06-24-2014 06:25 PM
G54 Ok safari mode and no doors or windows, sideway rain soaked the seats. I mean they are wet. If I towel dried them and sat down I'd still have a wet arse. I thought the TAs were waterproof...wtf? I havent taken them off to see if it soaked through or not.
06-23-2014 08:44 AM
G54
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Originally Posted by WillysGal View Post

Same as you with the bottom...we were talking about the top. From the pictures, it looks like your top cover is sort of tucked into the seat? Where is the bottom loop strip that the Velcro attaches to?
This is kind of hard to explain without seeing it lol. After pulling the top cover down as far as it will go, I used the plastic bag trick to pull the flap between the seat top and bottom the same as I did with the bottom cover. Once all the way through, that flap folds up and the velcro sticks to the seat back. At least that's what I did, but I could be wrong.

My finger is on the flap for the seat bottom cover in pic #1. Pic #2 shows the bottom of the top cover not attached to anything, not tucked, just there. Im not sure why the strip of velcro fuzz is along the bottom I dont see any way to attach anything to it. Bottom line is my covers are tight and don't move so Im ok with it lol.

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06-22-2014 07:23 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by G54 View Post
Here's a couple bad pics that might not help lol. The velcro from the seat bottom part sticks to the seat back under the flap and the flap just hangs over it. Not sure if that makes sense. First pic im holding up the flap showing the piece that sticks to the seat back.
Same as you with the bottom...we were talking about the top. From the pictures, it looks like your top cover is sort of tucked into the seat? Where is the bottom loop strip that the Velcro attaches to?
06-21-2014 06:58 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by WillysGal View Post

It's been in the 90s here so I can't imagine it needs much more warmth. What did you do with the skirting/flap on the regular seat that's in the way?

I'm not sure. So is it down on the corners or up across the whole back? I did get more progress this morning with vice grips and am close on the passenger side but needs more work on the driver side.
Here's a couple bad pics that might not help lol. The velcro from the seat bottom part sticks to the seat back under the flap and the flap just hangs over it. Not sure if that makes sense.

First pic im holding up the flap showing the piece that sticks to the seat back.

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06-21-2014 06:38 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by managuense View Post
It's an iterative process. Mine took 3 weeks. I put the uppers on and left them unattached. Eventually when it warmed up the fabric relaxed and I was able to get tne velcro together.
It's been in the 90s here so I can't imagine it needs much more warmth. What did you do with the skirting/flap on the regular seat that's in the way?

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Originally Posted by OldNSalty View Post
I had to fold up the flap of fabric that is on the seat to get them to attach. Wrong approach? I noticed in the video he never did attach the 2 sections.
I'm not sure. So is it down on the corners or up across the whole back? I did get more progress this morning with vice grips and am close on the passenger side but needs more work on the driver side.
06-21-2014 01:15 PM
OldNSalty I had to fold up the flap of fabric that is on the seat to get them to attach. Wrong approach? I noticed in the video he never did attach the 2 sections.
06-21-2014 01:06 PM
managuense
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Originally Posted by WillysGal View Post
YES!! How did you get it to cover that well? That's what I'd like to get to....
It's an iterative process. Mine took 3 weeks. I put the uppers on and left them unattached. Eventually when it warmed up the fabric relaxed and I was able to get tne velcro together.
06-21-2014 07:52 AM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by Petercq View Post
Does anyone know where things are at with the the Trek Armor seat covers for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler with side airbags. Have emailed Mitch but not getting a response since March. I know a lot of people are waiting on these.
Their website indicates that the side airbag seat covers aren't happening....
06-21-2014 07:51 AM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by OldNSalty View Post
When you say attach the seat cover tot eh seat cover is this how the back of the fronts should look?

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YES!! How did you get it to cover that well? That's what I'd like to get to....
06-21-2014 07:42 AM
OldNSalty When you say attach the seat cover tot eh seat cover is this how the back of the fronts should look?

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06-21-2014 01:29 AM
Petercq Does anyone know where things are at with the the Trek Armor seat covers for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler with side airbags. Have emailed Mitch but not getting a response since March. I know a lot of people are waiting on these.
06-20-2014 11:40 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by OldNSalty View Post
I was able to attach the Velcro to the fabric of the seat it self-is that correct or is the top seat section and bottom section supposed to attach to each other?
The seat back cover should attach Velcro to the strip along the bottom of the back of the seat cover, not the seat itself. The bottom cover attaches to the seat, tie off the para cord on the bottom to keep the seat bottom tight and contoured to the seat around the bottom edges.

I'm going to try w the vise grips tomorrow to see if I can get mine to do better than barely meet up now that they've been on a few days.
06-20-2014 10:12 PM
G54 To the seat fabric
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