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    Seat cover questions

    Hey guys, putting on my new Jettrim cover on my XpL,
    Using this article to assist with my seat cover install...
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8572
    http://www.jettrim.com/installation.html

    And also this:
    http://www.extremeteamracing.com/97-99GP1200.htm

    The original cover was torn slightly so I had to remove it, fix the foam, and I'm putting it back together... finding the original vinyl will not stretch for crap to the original location. I was wondering, do you need to staple the original stuff in place before throwing on the new cover? Otherwise it will just slide around because I don't think the jettrim staples in the same spot at all, much more material.

    Kinda killing me, spent 1hr trying to line it up and it was just back and fourth neither side nor front/back wanting to line up, tons of wrinkles, not stretching, etc. used heat, sun, etc. Not really wanting to go.


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    Why are you putting the original cover back on?

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    the original cover is waterproof and the new one is not, it goes over the original.

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    I put the whole seat in a big garbage bag, then installed the new cover and trimmed off the excess plastic. Jettrim told me I could use plastic from a heavy garbage bag to protect the foam.

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    I have done a few of those jet trim seats with great success, i staple them as close as possible to the original staple location, then trim off LOTS of excess material (last step). The extra material is for the purpose of pulling and stretching, it's meant to be cut off after it's all done. Follow the directions, but i start at the front, center it up, get the seam where i want it in relation to the edge of the seat and apply 5-6 staples. After that i do the back the same way as tight as possible. Then i get the sides... it is DEFINITELY a 2 man job to get these things stretched as tight as you have to in order to make them look right.

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    Use some heavy plastic and staple it first. Then cover the seat going front to back then sides as stated above. Then work in between a little at a time while stretching. It becomes easier after you've done it a couple times. I make my own patterns then instruct my wife on how I want them stitched together. I've got to get her a nicer machine so I can start doing more custom type stuff.

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    yea, i got it done yesterday actually. wish i woulda dropped by first! it really took two guys, but i got the seat sandwich together. great sun yesterday, so got The oem vinyl to stretch, but it really took some pulling. we did the scotch guard, heavy plastic, and silicone sealant, oem vinyl seat, then the jetrrim. nice tight staples all the way around, no wrinkles!

    ** added before/after photos. Thanks again all
    Last edited by nickmm; 07-15-2013 at 09:30 AM.

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    Looks great!!!!

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    I bought one for my 96 xp with a humpseat from mline.us. looks great and at a good price. I always place a new cover over the old oem. Just to keep it waterproof.

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