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I was just wondering if anyone has had success with a specific type of foam or other material for a DIY seat?
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Not yet - I just got some foam, and will begin to completely re-do a 450 seat as soon as my job slows down a bit.
I've done seat covers, which are simple enough, but I've never re-foamed a seat before, so it should be interesting.

I'll post regarding it as soon as I have something.

The foam I got was high-quality extra-firm, 6" thick, I'll attempt to sculpt it as one piece - we'll see.
Gotta do something - riding on the battery the other day really sucked......
 

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Bill, I've HEARD (never tried) that soaking foam in water,wringing most of it out (but left damp) and freezing it allows it to be sawn, ground, and sanded to contour.... You might try a small piece experimentally.... Steve
 

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I've done several seats and the easiest way to shape the foam (or ruin it QUICKLY) is to use an electric filet knife. It's like butta!! Then a small 90 degree air sander with fine grit discs smooths out the shape to perfection. It worked for me.

Save any small scraps you may end up with, just in case. They can be reglued and reshaped with 3M upholstery spray adhesive (contact cement basically), should you have a mishap.. :roll:

GB :mrgreen:
 
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