Who recovers seats around Fairbanks

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Who recovers seats around Fairbanks

#1 Post by Badgersam » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm

I need to re-cover the seat on my older polaris, I can get a cover off e-bay or Amazon for around $90, but can't find one for the 2-up seat I have. Alaska tent and tarp says they don't do it, but will sell me the material. Thanks in advance

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Re: Who recovers seats around Fairbanks

#2 Post by Summit800 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:45 pm

Try Alaska Canvas on Van Horn Rd, They do a lot with fabrics

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Re: Who recovers seats around Fairbanks

#3 Post by TheBearAk » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:29 pm

Yes, Alaska Canvas did my Touring E 's 2-up seat. I opted for the better fabric and it cost $200. They said the fabric is rated to -60.

Little history of my choices:

Seat #1. Simple one, old 85 Tundra. Replaced the board and added some extra foam. Bought fabric and my wife and I cut and she sewed the pieces together. When we were done she said she'd never do that again. Cost of foam and fabric added up to $100.

Seat #2. 95 Summit, 1-up. I bought a Saddleskin and used my air stapler. Seat turned out really nice, the Saddleskin cover was $125 + 25 shipping.
Stretching and getting everything just right was difficult, but a little bit of duct tape to hold it in place while stapling I was able to get it perfectly on. My time was about 3 hours. Could probably be cut down to less than an hour with another set of hands.

Seat #3. Couldn't find a cover for the Touring E, decided to take it to Alaska Canvas. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd put the job at 8. Very nicely done, but they wanted another $75 to add the glove box, and when they put the fabric over the plate, they didn't really do anything to prevent the acorn nuts from rubbing on the fabric. The only thing I would say is be precise in what you want done. They do excellent work.

Side note: I've only used that glove box for holding an extra belt and putting empties into. I normally have a bag that covers it, so I opted to just cover it.

1996 Skidoo Touring E 380
1995 Skidoo Summit 583

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