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Old 12-02-2014, 04:50 PM
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Foam for seating

I have to redo the foam in the bottoms of the rear most seats. Four years of being stepped on has taken its toll on them. The foam is compress and the seats are no longer comfortable to sit on. The vinyl is in great shape.

Any recommendations for specific foam/densities? Where to find? I stopped in a fabric store and was not too happy with what they had for a higher density.

My first time doing this so any other advice will be appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:53 PM
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Dang. I had spare seats from my 15 that I just gave to the new owner, that i coulda sent your way. (The cross stitching came undone under warranty) I'd give your local upholsterer a call!
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:03 PM
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Dang. I had spare seats from my 15 that I just gave to the new owner, that i coulda sent your way. (The cross stitching came undone under warranty) I'd give your local upholsterer a call!
I went to visit one that I though I knew. On the sign under the word "Upholstery" was cleaning in smaller print I never noticed before.
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I use www.sailrite.com or www.foamforyou.com for foam and fabrics. Some discussion on both sites about types and densities.
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Where in NorCal are you? I'm just south of Santa Rosa- there's a place called Creator's Foam Shop where I bought foam when I did my seats. They were really great- I went in and spent about an hour sitting on different pieces of foam to find something that felt good. I don't remember what density/firmness I ended up with, but I'm really happy with the way my seats turned out.
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awesome info - added to library thanks.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:28 PM
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Where in NorCal are you? I'm just south of Santa Rosa- there's a place called Creator's Foam Shop where I bought foam when I did my seats. They were really great- I went in and spent about an hour sitting on different pieces of foam to find something that felt good. I don't remember what density/firmness I ended up with, but I'm really happy with the way my seats turned out.
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East Bay (San Ramon) so that would be a bit of a drive for me. I found their website. They have some information on the foam they have along with the density listed.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:00 PM
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I use www.sailrite.com or www.foamforyou.com for foam and fabrics. Some discussion on both sites about types and densities.
Thank you. Lots of information...
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check out sailrite's youtube videos. very good info there
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So I'm wondering. When I measure the height of the seat it foam section appears to be 3". However It occurs to me that if I use 3" foam then the vinyl will be loose. So is it really 4" that should be used?
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