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Offline troyg3

Wet seats
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:03:55 AM »
I know this is kind of a small complaint, but i've noticed that after I wash my Z6 the seats hold a ridiculous amount of water. Even when I let it sit in the garage for an extended period of time, I still get a wet ass when riding :). Has anyone tried to address this and what did you do?

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 09:22:33 AM »
I know this is kind of a small complaint, but i've noticed that after I wash my Z6 the seats hold a ridiculous amount of water. Even when I let it sit in the garage for an extended period of time, I still get a wet ass when riding :). Has anyone tried to address this and what did you do?
My lawnmower did this, it is still wet after a year of not being in the rain.... I took a piece of 1/2 inch foam and cut it to fit the seat =) not really a fix... but my ass don't get wet

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Offline troyg3

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 10:14:28 AM »
I'm thinking of trying that Never Wet stuff to see if that helps.

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Offline gfmoto

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 10:58:30 AM »
Yeah, they do hold some water, noticed it on mine as well. Can always take the seats out and clean them separately. Power wash the rest. Little extra work but at least the seats are not being water logged.
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Re: Wet seats
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 12:09:33 PM »
I always take mine out for this reason.  Rzr seats do the same thing.  I just wipe the seats down with a wet towel. 

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Offline gfmoto

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 12:11:32 PM »
going to start doing this so the seats dont start growing mold lol
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
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BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 08:10:09 PM »
Mine do it all the time. I take them out to wash it and unlatch them and tip them forward when I have to leave it outside overnight. The water gets in at the seams and the plastic base also doesn't get enough foam around it to keep it from tearing small holes in the rear back of them. I was going to try seam sealer for tents on mine. Glad you said something, I almost forgot to try this before we headed out on a trip soon.
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Offline troyg3

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 08:09:59 AM »
I think I'll give it a shot and see what happens. Not sure how to get them dry first so I don't trap water in them, but i'll figure something out. I post again with the result.

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Offline gfmoto

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 02:01:38 PM »
Best thing is to use a black towel on it and leave it in the sun. The heat will actually leech the moisture toward the hottest dry surface. OR maybe a garbage bag full of rice! LOL Crazy enough to work. How many silica packets can you get??
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
SuperATV Rocksliders
1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 03:06:05 AM »
They are black so leaving them in the sun for a few days will work fine. That's what I do.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline troyg3

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 09:13:05 AM »
I formulated a new plan, of which I have yet to implement. I am going to take the seats out, and take off the seat covers. This does not appear too difficult as they seem to just be stapled to the seat bottom. I am then going to take some Flexseal to the inside of said seat cover. Is this going to be a brilliant idea and keep the water out of my seats, or will it fail miserably and lead me to paying considerably more money to have them recovered? Only time will tell.

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Online NMKawierider

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 09:17:46 AM »
Good luck. Have not had that issue...yet...

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Offline murdo

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 02:20:10 AM »
Why not just slip a big wheely bin/garbage/trash bin bag over the seat before you wash the buggy?

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Wet seats
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 02:20:26 AM »
MN rains a lot, I would put some more material over the very rear edge of the plastic pan when you do it. If you feel back there, you will notice how easy it can tear the seat cover. let us know how it goes.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet