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lovethetrails5 03-25-2012 02:35 PM

Re upolstering seats
 
Have a fried who does auto and marine upolstering and I was wondering what fabric and colors u guys would go with idk the best fabrics to do my jeep is forest green by the way

alice the cat 03-25-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by lovethetrails5 (Post 2180054)
Have a fried who does auto and marine upolstering and I was wondering what fabric and colors u guys would go with idk the best fabrics to do my jeep is forest green by the way

I want to do mine in marine vinyl like in high end Wakeboard boats.

lovethetrails5 03-25-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by alice the cat

I want to do mine in marine vinyl like in high end Wakeboard boats.

Well that's exactly what he can do for me is it comfortable and durable with dirt and stuff for when I go wheeling?

lovethetrails5 03-25-2012 07:47 PM

And I live in California so I need a material that won't burn my ass in the summer lol

alice the cat 03-25-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by lovethetrails5 (Post 2180959)
Well that's exactly what he can do for me is it comfortable and durable with dirt and stuff for when I go wheeling?

I have been amazed how well some of my boats have held up. I left the cover off my party barge for 3 months once while moored. The vinyl was super dirty and with a little purple power and a few rags it all cleaned up like new. My other boats with higher quality vinyl have always been kept pristine so thats the only experience I have with durability. When I last looked into it there was several different grades of marine vinyl so I would want the best if possible. With that stuff I'm sure all the mud would just wipe right off. Good luck, I hope you do it and can give your impressions of it! Anything would be better than the seat covers I just got.

alice the cat 03-25-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by lovethetrails5 (Post 2181011)
And I live in California so I need a material that won't burn my ass in the summer lol

I am worried about that too here in SD. I'm going black with body color accents so they will be hot! I'm thinking beach towels over the seats when in the sun.

lovethetrails5 03-25-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by alice the cat

I am worried about that too here in SD. I'm going black with body color accents so they will be hot! I'm thinking beach towels over the seats when in the sun.

I was looking at black on the sides and tan or dark green down the middle.

Garlandxj 03-26-2012 05:41 AM

Black vinyl and sun equal very burnt legs and back. I have the stock Grey vinyl in my 2004 here in Texas and I can cook on them. I have used the IR thermometer on them and read temps up to 180 degrees. Get perforated vinyl and add a 12V PC fan under the seat and in the back of the seat. You have to trim a bit of foam but if your having them recovered why not. Start the Jeep, flip the switch and let the fans cool off the vinyl before sitting. Then enjoy the nice air flow on the back and nether areas and you can avoid the every lovely swamp crotch when driving!

denisbaldwin 03-26-2012 06:42 AM

I'd say to go with a neoprene seat cover if you can have him make one of those. Something reinforced with vinyl for rigidity but also water proof.

Specwar 03-26-2012 01:09 PM

Some of those marine grade "leather look" vinyls are really nice.
I had the seats done in a 65 F-100 I restored in white leather look and actually took a few best interior awards at some shows.
I say go for it!!!

alice the cat 03-26-2012 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by lovethetrails5 (Post 2181663)
I was looking at black on the sides and tan or dark green down the middle.

Thats what I was thinking too but I will have a lighter color in the middle.

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Originally Posted by Garlandxj (Post 2182485)
Black vinyl and sun equal very burnt legs and back. I have the stock Grey vinyl in my 2004 here in Texas and I can cook on them. I have used the IR thermometer on them and read temps up to 180 degrees. Get perforated vinyl and add a 12V PC fan under the seat and in the back of the seat. You have to trim a bit of foam but if your having them recovered why not. Start the Jeep, flip the switch and let the fans cool off the vinyl before sitting. Then enjoy the nice air flow on the back and nether areas and you can avoid the every lovely swamp crotch when driving!

Thats an innovative idea!

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Originally Posted by denisbaldwin (Post 2182515)
I'd say to go with a neoprene seat cover if you can have him make one of those. Something reinforced with vinyl for rigidity but also water proof.

Thats probably the best option but I just don't like the look of neoprene. I want it to look like a boat interior.

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Originally Posted by Specwar (Post 2183526)
Some of those marine grade "leather look" vinyls are really nice.
I had the seats done in a 65 F-100 I restored in white leather look and actually took a few best interior awards at some shows.
I say go for it!!!

Do you have any pics? I wish I was keeping my jeep white sometimes because I think a mostly white with a little black would look great and function nice here in SoCal.
It just doesn't get that hot here in San Diego and I don't park out in the sun very often. It's close to 80 degrees here almost all year so I have decided not to stress about the assburn.
I'm thinking a bikini top and these would keep the heat in check (I hope)...
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DevilDogDoc 03-26-2012 05:14 PM

My rig had vinyl seats when I got it. I scored a full set of cloth seats out of a later model TJ and wouldn't go back to vinyl for nothing. Of course it gets a little warmer than 80 in the desert.

lovethetrails5 03-26-2012 09:24 PM

Another thing is I do have a rampage frameless so I will be running safari so not totally exposed


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