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Old 05-01-2010, 02:15 PM
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seat decking and foam questions

Hi everyone. I'm finally starting on my seats. I couldn't find the nice decking that Dan uses, so the supply shop recommended plain old fabric decking.

1. I attached it with hog rings to the edgewire. Some of the ends of the hog rings are pointed "up" and I wondered if that could pose a problem.
2. I cut my 1" foam to fit the seat and not overlap the edges. Do I glue my 1" foam directly to this fabric?
3. I have 1/2" foam to lay over the first layer and I want to overlap that over the edges and bring it down a little ways. How do I attach this final piece of foam? Glue that as well? And then what do I do with the loose hanging edges?
4. My seat back is fitting very tight. Do I need to taper the back of the seat bottom foam?

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Yes, you glue the first layer down to your seat decking and then glue the second layer to the first layer. It doesn't need to be glued too tight, 'cuz the seat cover will hold it in place after it's attached. You just don't want the padding to shift around while you're attaching the seat cover. The hog rings will not be a problem. The foam that overlaps will be fine as well, but you don't need a lot of extra foam hanging over the 1" foam. A couple inches would be O.K.
Yes, you can taper the rear of the seat foam (I would trim the 1" layer and then put the 1/2" layer over it) since this is a seat that tilts forward.

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