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arm rest foam repair

Is there a good way to repair the worn arm rest foam in my picture? One thought I had....I have some 1/8 closed cell foam and I'm wondering if I could glue some closed cell foam to the stock foam and sand and shape to the original form. Just not sure if closed cell can be sanded or shaped accordingly.

My inluded picture is of my passenger side and my drivers side foam is in worse shape.
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Why don't you just buy new ones? That armrest is off the front door of a late 60's to early 70's GM A body like a Chevelle, Malibu, El Camino, or Cutlass. They are very hard to recover, even with vinyl that has a 4 way stretch. I ran into trouble with one set because the glue wouldn't hold on the sheet metal that the foam sits on. I even stripped the whole backside of the metal bases and the glue still kept peeling off. They are readily available complete with a new vinyl covering. They sit on a plastic armrest base which is also readily available. Check out Legendary Auto Interiors CLICK HERE I think I got the last pair from Tamraz on E-Bay. CLICK HERE They only come in black, but they are simple to re-color with something like SEM products if black won't work for you. The complete armrest costs $16.99 from Tamraz and $20.00 from Legendary. The armrest bases are $25.00 each from Legendary.
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I know they are available new, but I purchased some new pads (the solid urethane ones not the vinyl covered ones) a few years ago and they fit like crap. They werent even close to fitting on the bases like the originals...so I wanted to attempt to fixing my originals. I guess I might see if I can get some good original pads from someone.
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These come complete, all you have to do is screw them onto the armrest bases. The pair that I bought fit perfect.
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