The rear of my machine broke through some thin ice this spring and the foam cushion in my seat was totally soaked!
I removed the cover and squished out as much as I could (not very much) I've had it air-drying since, but it's still really wet. Any tips???
When I sank my ride 2 seasons ago we took the seat off every night(cause we were still riding) stood it on end in front of the wood stove in the basement. Water came out of the seat for a couple of weeks but by the end of summer it should dry out.Especially if you dont have to put it on and off. The seat ended up being fine not hard or anything and my sled was under 12- 15 ft of water.
Here's what I did for a friend. Take off seat and cover, Lay on ground and cover with plywood and park a semi. on it, You will not belive the amount of water you get out. He let it hang all summer before I did this and I still got out 6 or 7 gal.'s of water.
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (paul yarek @ April 23, 2002, 7:16pm)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">anyone i know with a wet seat dried them all summer and claimed it took that long to air dry. the reason for the air drying was because the foam will break down and crust up from force drying.[/b][/quote]
He's right. I would just try air drying it over the summer. tHen by the time winter rolls around you should be dry.
Try to get as much water out as quickly as possible then air dry. I would think a large truck might be a bit extreme however. I had to dry a seat this winter and I hung it a squeezed the lower part as the water settled there for the first couple of days. Then I propped it over a garbage can so air could get at it from all sides and placed it in front of the Monitor (kerosine forced air heater). By placing the lowest and wettest part in the heat, the water was removed fairly quickly. I would not subject the foam to more heat than you can hold your hand in continuously and, maybe most importantly, don't expose the foam to sunlight. That, more than anything, will cause it to get "crusty" as a result of the UV.
I heard a really good way to dry one out. Get a good heavy plastic bag (better than a garbage bag) and put you seat in it. Then using a good shop vac, rubber band the bag aroud the hose, take the filter out of the shop vac, and flip er on.
I have been told in just a couple of hours it will dry very good. Never tried it, but friend that runs the service dept. at Secord Lake Marina told me this works quite well.
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