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Old 26-11-2006, 02:31 PM
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Default padding a seat advice

My rebel seat is fugging uncomfortable as the south to nort run testified (foam is solid after 20 years). Anyone got any tips on good padding or wadding.. I'll be doing it me sen so the cheaper the better.
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Old 26-11-2006, 03:08 PM
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hunt out an upholstery firm

also worth maybe putting a gel pad in (as hidden a bicycle /horse one would be good/cheaoper)

as to material, measure, add extra, and a bit for luck,

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Old 26-11-2006, 03:32 PM
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Buy a cheap sheepskin rug, and cut a bit out of that..
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Old 26-11-2006, 03:36 PM
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Three or four layers of camping mat.........
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Old 26-11-2006, 05:38 PM
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I hear high density foam is best but other than that i'm 'kin clueless
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Old 26-11-2006, 05:55 PM
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cheers girls... I'll wait for the wimmin. They should know 'bout this sort of stuff
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Old 26-11-2006, 06:16 PM
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camping mat, works a treat and is waterproof, sofa cushion foam on top of 3 or four layers of mat works well, but you need to compress it first with duct tape to at least half its original size, possibly more, it gives a nice dual rate type effect to the seat.
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You can buy upholstery foam or Plastizote foam (what your average camping mat is made from) in various thicknesses. Sculpting it is fairly easy (hot knife or wire) and can be sanded to shape.

I'm currently customising my pillion seat and looking at renewing the foam.

I usualy get my foam from http://www.pentonvillerubber.co.uk/ near kings Cross, London, they usually have some off cuts kicking around. Then again I pass the place everyday!!

My fingers hurt because I had to hand sew the leather.... Apparently girls use thimbles...
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Old 28-11-2006, 06:23 PM
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Old 28-11-2006, 06:42 PM
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Old 28-11-2006, 06:51 PM
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excercise mat at lidl 12.99 brill high density stuff
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Old 29-11-2006, 12:05 AM
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Highest desity at the base then a layer of softer stuff and the squishy stuff on the top. Use an electric carving knife to get the shape you want.

OR

PM me and I'll give you the nimber of the guy who did mine, fits my bum a treat!
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that quote was ripe for a mis-quote
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Old 29-11-2006, 05:54 PM
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excercise mat at lidl 12.99 brill high density stuff
You didn't really pay that did you??? Wilco's 2.50
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:21 PM
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