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ebinmaine

Where do we get foam to rebuild a seat?

Are there options for a denser type?

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8ntruck

Any upholstery supply house.  Sorry, could not resist the smart a$$ answer.

 

Yes, there are different densities to choose from.

 

I've seen blocks of the stuff at places like Hobby Lobby.  Don't know how suitable that foam is, though.  Try a search of 'upholstery foam' on the interweb.

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lynnmor

There is all kinds of foam available at an upholstery shop.  Google upholstery supplies for online purchases.

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ebinmaine
8 minutes ago, 8ntruck said:

Any upholstery supply house.  Sorry, could not resist the smart a$$ answer.

 

Yes, there are different densities to choose from.

 

I've seen blocks of the stuff at places like Hobby Lobby.  Don't know how suitable that foam is, though.  Try a search of 'upholstery foam' on the interweb.

 

8 minutes ago, lynnmor said:

There is all kinds of foam available at an upholstery shop.  Google upholstery supplies for online purchases.

 

 

It's like you were both thinking the same...

 

 

Can't do upholstery shop.. 

Ain't any around. 

 

We bought some when we built the Cinnamon Horse 2 years ago but it's too thin and "fluffy"

 

I need a much denser type. 

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8ntruck

McMaster Carr also has a selection of industrial foam.  Choice of materials and durometer ratings.  Most of this stuff is really firm.

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Stepney

Hit up one of the marine supply places in Portland. They carry various types of boat seat foam that hold up a lot better in the humidity. Wont mold up. 

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oliver2-44
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

 

It's like you were both thinking  it's too thin and "fluffy"

 

I need a much denser type. 


Or a lighter horse rider:laughing-rolling:

 

As if I have any room to talk. 

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SylvanLakeWH
Posted (edited)

I used an old foam backpackers sleeping pad - ensolite - because I had it on hand so the price was right. Got the vinyl out of the jungle… cheap.
 

Works fine butt, shall we say, my rear would appreciate a wee bit more… :occasion-clown:

 

 

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Achto
11 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Can't do upholstery shop.. 

Ain't any around

 

Purchase some carpet padding, use spray adhesive to laminate layers together until you have desired thickness. Carve it to your desired shape, an electric knife works great for shaping foam.

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roadapples

Those pads for neeling on doing yard work are pretty dense. May need more than one...

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rmaynard

Ask Bob Ellison where he gets his. 

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peter lena

@ebinmaine , asking for a denser type ? boat seating foam is best for that , that foam is lifesaving specific , use that regularly for my knee exercises , firm yet very compliant . most boat supply shops have a foam scrap bin from left overs , on seats , comes various thicknesses , I  have 3" and 1 1/2 ". makes kneeling on a hard floor with artificial knees a non issue . pete 

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Lane Ranger
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If you can get it the best stuff to use is aircraft foam.  More dense but still

pliable.  I used on a couple of seats with new seat covers.  

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