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 Post subject: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Anybody have success with "alternate" materials for Wave seat pads? I was thinking of using Astro turf. Any input or thoughts about pluses or minuses about that? I though it would be great, cheap, and the kids would love it. Thanks for the feedback in advance!
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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:15 am 
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I think Astro Turf would be rough to sit on.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:18 pm 
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That could be true. I had found some REAL soft "fake grass" real cheap and surprisingly felt like grass. Made me think might be cool looking and a bit different.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Anybody else have any success with unconventional seat pad materials?


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:35 am 
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If its real cheap it might not wear well and how slippery will it be when wet? I would use stick on rubber sheets designed for water sports. If you really want to try, I suppose you don't have much to lose and can easily replace it if it doesn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:39 pm 
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I didn't think of the "slip factor". That's a good call. I will see what I can come up with. I will post either way. Thanks for the input guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:21 pm 
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There are ports under the seat pads. They are sealed to prevent leaking. The glue that holds the pad on also helps to seal the port. If you're thinking of some other material for a seat pad replacement you're gonna want to make sure your ports are well sealed and, if it were me, I'd glue some non-permeable material over the port.


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