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recovering a seat #780146 07/31/19 12:26 pm
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Recovering a seat: assume the pan is in good shape and restored, assume the seat foam is still pliable and in good condition, assume the new seat cover is of decent quality......

do you put a thin layer of plastic between the foam and new seat cover? I haven't seen OEM british seats done this way, but I have seen OEM japanese seats done this way.....why? advantages?

I would think the plastic would aid in the cover NOT sticking to the foam and providing a moisture barrier between the foam and cover. Opinion?

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Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780147 07/31/19 12:34 pm
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The plastic allows the cover to slide freely over the foam so make the job easier, later it also keeps the foam dry so the base stays rust free and the foam does not go solid if parked outside overnight when its freezing.

Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780155 07/31/19 2:30 pm
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I was just wondering, since 99.99999999999345623% of youtube vids don't show plastic over the foam during install.

Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780158 07/31/19 2:38 pm
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So they are all wrong wink .

Anyway works for me.

Re: recovering a seat [Re: kommando] #780161 07/31/19 2:49 pm
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Hey Kom; devil's advocate here; then why didn't the brit bike mfr.s have plastic? too cheap, or couldn't be bothered?

Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780184 07/31/19 4:42 pm
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Not sure why but when I rode every day and parked outside the plastic bag trick was given to me by an older rider after I complained about riding into work on a solid seat.

Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780219 07/31/19 11:35 pm
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I have to do a seat too and the plastic sounds like it's a no brainer. Any particular type used for this purpose ?


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Re: recovering a seat [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #780226 08/01/19 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
I have to do a seat too and the plastic sounds like it's a no brainer. Any particular type used for this purpose ?

https://www.sailrite.com/Cushion-Wrap-Silk-Film-Center-Fold-54

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Re: recovering a seat [Re: rocketscientist] #780247 08/01/19 6:33 am
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I use a bin liner, thin one not heavy duty.


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