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Old 11-05-2009, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. HMP
do you think glue will hold well enough to the foam. what glue would you use.
I was wondering if a backing was required so that when the cover is stretched in place, the sides of the bolster won't move. the 1" foam would then be stuffed into the pocket creating the bolster.
I have 2" on the frame already. maybe I'm making more out of this than required.
JKresto is right, you need to be able to hold the seat cover down to the foam right next to the bolsters, or you will not get the shape you want. You can do that with glue, with wires and listings, or with Velcro and Velstick like the newer cars. If you glue it, make sure it's exactly right the first time. Is this new foam you are using? If so you can use Top and Trim adhesive or foam to foam glue. If you are trying to do this to an old piece of foam, you'll need to cover the stress points with something more, like Versare, glued on with top and trim adhesive to hold the old and new foam together. You need to use foam that is very rigid that will hold it's shape as much as possible. the smaller the bolster the stiffer the foam needs to be, or the bolster won't hold it's shape. You'll need at least 65 compression foam and probably 80 to 100 compression for smaller bolsters. You can soften the bolster with some dacron fiberfill which will help the cover slide on better.

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