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Old 05 July 2015, 18:53   #1
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Custom Seat Cushions?

Hi,

I'm looking to get some cushions for the seat on the front of my console. Looking to see if anybody has a recommendation for a manufacturer? Just two, the seat and back rest cushions.

Second question, is sticky velcro an acceptable way to attach them? I know snaps are common but I don't want to drill and I don't want little protrusions when the cushions aren't on.

Thanks,
Jason
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I had sticky velcro and almost lost them one of the pads on the freeway - but, it was the original velcro from 1994. Your mileage may vary...
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Did the Velcro connection fail or the stickum on the bottom?
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It was the adhesive. I now just take them off for trailering.
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Snaps here. The protrusions are no big deal.
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The industrial velcro uses larger hooks and a non-mat type mating surface (more like meshing plastic projections.) I suspect it will last longer than regular velcro (hooks and a fibrous mat.) If you're nervous about the adhesive lasting on the plastic, hit it with a few staples.

As far as the cushions, cut a backing of Starboard to fit your space, and have an auto upholsterer supply the foam and vinyl and sew it all up. Make sure to specify Monel or stainless staples to secure the vinyl to the backing.

That said, mine are screwed to the seats.

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I've used the local auto upholstery shop - they ordered some marine vinyl - redid all the cushions really relatively cheaply and they look new. perhaps explore that avenue - any time you can get away from marine specialists, the prices go down a lot for often equivalent work.
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That's what I did, got on line bought the materiel found a local upholsterer and got some great results, cut out foot prints of the desired fusions and am happy with the results
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Hi,

I'm looking to get some cushions for the seat on the front of my console. Looking to see if anybody has a recommendation for a manufacturer? Just two, the seat and back rest cushions.

Second question, is sticky velcro an acceptable way to attach them? I know snaps are common but I don't want to drill and I don't want little protrusions when the cushions aren't on.

Thanks,
Jason
Jason

just had seat cushion made for my SIB stuck on with 2 inch velcro i have used gorilla glue on top of the flow coat seams to hold well.
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Thanks. I've actually come around to mounting them permanently. I realized if I make them removable it's one more thing in the checklist before and after using it. I tow my boat everywhere so it subject to freeway speed winds.

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