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Old 11-10-2003, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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are cheap plastic the only buckets that are waterproof?

Hey, I have searched but i have not found what I am looking for. I am interested in getting some new seats for the jeep. I live in fl, so my top is always down and we get some real random rain storms, plus i go mudding some times with the top off... anyways, are the cheap summit/jegs catalogs the only seats that are really weatherproof? All of the other expensive, comfortable seats dont look that they would be waterproof. anyone have any suggestions?
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nice seat + duct tape.... Im sure theres a better way than that, but its a fun project.
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Re: are cheap plastic the only buckets that are waterproof?

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Hey, I have searched but i have not found what I am looking for. I am interested in getting some new seats for the jeep. I live in fl, so my top is always down and we get some real random rain storms, plus i go mudding some times with the top off... anyways, are the cheap summit/jegs catalogs the only seats that are really weatherproof? All of the other expensive, comfortable seats dont look that they would be waterproof. anyone have any suggestions?
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seriously though. I'd look for a set of waterproof covers that you could just throw on when ya need to, keep in a small backpack under yer seat.


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Old 11-10-2003, 02:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have the plastic stock seats in my yj now, so they do fine with water. I am trying to make the jeep safer and maybe add a 4 pt harness, and thats why i am looking into getting different seats. I am trying to find someone around here to make a cage for me but i am having no luck so far. maybe i will just buy a kit one, who knows...
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edit: oh yea, and nice joke
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sorry about the joke, its a slow day. But I'd go with the waterproof covers myself.
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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some okole neoprene seat covers do the trick, plu you can get home, remove, and pressure wash, or even throuw in teh washer if you are so inclined (I amsure it would meess the way it is put together, but wortha try). I had neoprene covers in my old YJ, and it was pretty sweet, just pressure wash and let them hang.
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ditto on the wet okole seat covers... i ran some on my stock TJ seats for about 2 1/2 years and completely abused them... covered them in mud... sat in them soaking wet... burned them with weld sparks.. They held up good , but i had to throw them away a few months ago because they were starting to tear.

the cool thing is , my stock TJ seats are like brand new still.
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Costco has seat covers that are VERY similar to wet okles. They are only $20 and look exactly like the covers pictured on jcwhitney, and are waterproof. They're great, I'd NEVER spend so much on the wet okles when these work so well.

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I had a set of wet okole seat covers and they rocked. Check out there site http://www.wetokole.com/
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grant sportshield seat covers. cheaper than WOs and they look like a body bag... but they are water PROOF. I had a 4" deep puddle of water in my passangers seat one time for weeks and all i did was tilt the seat forward and let the water run off. Go to look under the cover fearing the worst... nothing. not a single drop of water got through. prolly wouldnt have mattered much anyway... i run full vinyl corbeau baja ss seats... but still, those covers are bad azz. machine washable too for when ur buddy pukes all over one of em...

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i got some waterproof seat covers off eBay for like $30, havne't put em on yet (since the toy isn't finished), but they look to be of good quality.
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Does machine-washing and drying those neopreme/waterproof seat covers make them wear out faster or loose their waterproofness?
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Neoprene will not loose its waterproofeness, by simply washing and drying them. You can let it hang dry if you are worried about the wear on teh material from teh dryer. I washed mone,a nd no problem, and dried them inside out.

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