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    Finished seat cover install

    Here is my finished seat cover install on the SL 750. Came out pretty nice but it wasnt incredibly easy. The next one I do will definitely be easier. Now to paint the faded handlebar pad and this ski will be in sweet shape!!


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    Looks good, that looks like a nice and clean SL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrottleOut View Post
    Looks good, that looks like a nice and clean SL!
    Its a very nice ski. The inside of it is almost immaculate as well. A bright red handlebar pad will make it look sweet!!

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    Awesome! Yea, those older handlebar pads don't seem to hold up very well. The one on my SLT is pretty rough.

    Post some pics of how you go about painting it. I'm curious to see how it turns out. My concern is the paint getting destroyed when it gets flexed during installation unless you paint it on the ski.

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    If you look in my SL 900 rebuild thread I painted that handlebar pad. I used the Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric, with their adhesion promoter. First I wiped down the pad with lacquer thinner. Then I sprayed 2 coats of the adhesion promoter, followed by the vinyl and fabric. Turns out awesome, the pad on my SL 900 was perfect all season long. I couldnt gouge it with a nail, and it didnt flex off. The only issue with the paint is that you have to have a good pad to start with. If the color is missing from the original pad, the paint will just soak in and not cover well. I had a spot on the top of my SL 750 pad that needed about 6 coats over it to make it cover. When I originally rebuilt the SL 900 I used it on the seat as well, and it worked nicely. I only had it on the seat for a month before i decided to re cover the seat, so I dont know how it held up on the seat. I highly recommend the Duplicolor paint.

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    I'll have to check out that thread. I worked with someone that swore by that stuff but I was always skeptical. I'll have to take another look at it. My handle bar pad on the SLT has a bit of the 'paint' missing and is in pretty rough shape so I'm not sure how well it'll work for me but might be worth a shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrottleOut View Post
    I'll have to check out that thread. I worked with someone that swore by that stuff but I was always skeptical. I'll have to take another look at it. My handle bar pad on the SLT has a bit of the 'paint' missing and is in pretty rough shape so I'm not sure how well it'll work for me but might be worth a shot!
    If you can somehow seal the surface where the paint is missing you should be able to make it work.

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    I used Plasti-Dip spray on a handlebar pad that turned out very well. There were several places the foam was exposed and after several passes with the spray it filled in nicely and nearly looked OEM.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    I used Plasti-Dip spray on a handlebar pad that turned out very well. There were several places the foam was exposed and after several passes with the spray it filled in nicely and nearly looked OEM.

    KJ
    +1 - I have done two pads that turned out nice! Not sure on durability yet as I haven't had a full summer to run them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    I used Plasti-Dip spray on a handlebar pad that turned out very well. There were several places the foam was exposed and after several passes with the spray it filled in nicely and nearly looked OEM.

    KJ
    +1 has held up for years now with no issues at all

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