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    Default Seat help!

    Ok, so I took apart my seat tonight in the process of getting it re-covered. The foam has taken on some moisture and is probably 10-15#s heavier than it should be. Any ideas on drying it out? I have tried just letting it sit in the garage exposed to the unit heater for a few days on a previous attempt but the foam is so dense it doesn't seem to dry out. I imagine putting it in an oven for a while would dry it out, but that is out of the question due to the size of the seat....

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    Throw a peice of plywood on top of it and park your truck on it.

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    Disconnect the water from your clothes washer and run it on spin cycle. You might need a counterweight to keep it from shaking your house down.

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    Time spent in a warm DRY environment works, it just takes a while. It usually doesn't take nearly as long with the cover off, but on some seats the smooth surface of the molded foam kind of seals the moistire in. Patience, Grasshopper.

    BTW, for others wanting to recover/dry out their seats, it may be easier to wait for the drying to happen if you do it in the summer. Sometimes you can't wait for summer, but it does make the wait less painful if you can.
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    When I pulled mine off it had 30 pounds of ice frozen to it. I put it in my garage and hung it. It drained/dripped for a number of days, then I tried squeezing out the rest by sitting on it...but most of the water was gone just from hanging it like you would a moose quarter
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    Thanks guys,

    It has been off the machine for a couple of days now and I stood it on end in my garage. Most of the water has worked its way to the bottom and has drained out now. A gortex liner might work well to keep the thing dry in the future!
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