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Old 07-28-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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I'm not sure I'd consider this a trick, but I figured I'd share what I did to help prevent sweaty ass syndrom from seeping into your seat after a long day of mtn. biking, the gym, etc...

I went down to Wally World about a year ago and bought some cheap bath towels that matched the interior of my truck. They were roughly $3 each. I'd use them if I knew my jeans were super dirty or after mtn. biking. Only problem is they would fall down after a while of driving if you leaned forward, leaving you with this massive lumbar.

Finally I got tired of that routine. After going down to Home Depot I picked up some 1/2" Grommet Kit for about $7. Well... I'll let the pictures explain the rest, but overall it worked out great. I'm no seamstress so the thought of me with a needle and thread was out of the question. The grommets are solid so I don't think there will be any fraying, at least not for a long time.







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Old 07-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Those are the same seat covers I have..minus the grommets.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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Cheaper than wet okole.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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Those are the same seat covers I have..minus the grommets.
Yeah, I guess the grommets are overkill but, I was tired of them falling down.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Thats a slick idea! It's a pain in the ass, well lower back, when the towel gets all bunched up. Nice job.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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Thats a slick idea! It's a pain in the ass, well lower back, when the towel gets all bunched up. Nice job.
I've never needed a towel for melting snow
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #7
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We have a blanket in my gf's rav to protect the back seat from the dog, this might be the solution I've been looking for. Good idea!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #8
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slick idea! should be perfect for those days at the beach!
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:00 AM   #9
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im guessing it comes with a punch that you can hit with a normal 20oz hammer? if so this may be worth looking into!
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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im guessing it comes with a punch that you can hit with a normal 20oz hammer? if so this may be worth looking into!
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #11
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yea I know,guess I should have worded the question better, my bad, im asking the black things in the picture (first post), im guesin those are the punches? Nice mod by the way!
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #12
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Yep, the black pieces are part of the punch/crump set. Very easy to use but by no means an industrial grade tool. Worked well enough for me. It's obviously not high tech but it works enough to keep sweat of the back & bottom of the seat.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:00 AM   #13
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When you get out of the water you need to dry off right away to avoid catching a cold. That's why Towelie says, don't forget to bring a towel!
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #14
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I like this idea a lot. One mod for when I do this myself might be to use some small carabiners through the grommets to attach to the headrest. Make it easier to remove the towel for cleaning or when you don't need a towel there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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Tarp clips also work very well for securing the ends of the towel around the head rest. Cheap at home depot. You can google "tarp clips" for several different varieties.
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nice little trick...

ifn' one might believe these kidney punching suck ass seats
are worth wasting a towel for

tho' I suppose no one wants their seats to smell...
like some last call, sweat hog, ya picked up at at the local pub
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ifn' one might believe these kidney punching suck ass seats
are worth wasting a towel for
ahahhh!!!
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nice little trick...

ifn' one might believe these kidney punching suck ass seats
are worth wasting a towel for

tho' I suppose no one wants their seats to smell...
like some last call, sweat hog, ya picked up at at the local pub
Oh they're not that bad.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
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and bought some cheap bath towels that matched the interior of my truck.

I thought you said they matched!
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I thought you said they matched!
Nice, the 3 post nooblet decided to be a smart ass...
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #21
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This is awesome. I hate hopping right back into my truck after a sweaty ass mountain bike ride. haha
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