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Old 26 July 2018, 15:39   #1
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Best foam for rib seats

I’m about to redo all of my jockey seats but there seems to be some difference of opinion regarding type of foam to use.

Most people say it should be reticulated foam as it’s more porous and will allow any water to pass through thus making it quicker to dry, but some others are saying use the high density type.

I think I’m gonna go with the reticulated type but has anyone used it before and if so, is it firm enough for jockey seats??

Thanks in advance
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Old 26 July 2018, 16:13   #2
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12lb reconstituted foam
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Old 26 July 2018, 16:20   #3
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pm last tango he used just about every foam available on the market
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Old 26 July 2018, 17:02   #4
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if you use closed cell the water will not be absorbed ,sorr i dont know the tech stuff but someone maybe will put a little meat round the bone
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+1 Looks like it's made up of multi-coloured chips of foam then put some thin (10-15mm) "high density" over it.

The normal "High Density" isn't dense enough.

Contact this guy and tell him what you're doing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/quality_c...72.m2749.l2754

Really helpful and he'll cut it to size for you.

PS. if you're cutting it your self....electric carving knife.
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+1 Looks like it's made up of multi-coloured chips of foam then put some thin (10-15mm) "high density" over it.

The normal "High Density" isn't dense enough.

Contact this guy and tell him what you're doing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/quality_c...72.m2749.l2754

Really helpful and he'll cut it to size for you.

PS. if you're cutting it your self....electric carving knife.
Brilliant, thank you
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12lb reconstituted foam

Hi Matt, I can only seem to find 6 or 9lb foam, not 12. Would this suffice??

Im gonna try the ebay link as well
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Try the specialists rather than ebay. 9ib would be ok ish. depending if you want it to hold its shape completely when sat on it.
with 12lb foam, clench your fist and push down hard, 12 lb will compress 2 inches ish where as 9lb will compress 4-5 ish,

top choice would be:
01543 275051 Email kate@quayslideleisure.com or louis if he still there
at Quayside and Leisure Ltd

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Transcal Ltd
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Try the specialists rather than ebay. 9ib would be ok ish. depending if you want it to hold its shape completely when sat on it.
with 12lb foam, clench your fist and push down hard, 12 lb will compress 2 inches ish where as 9lb will compress 4-5 ish,

top choice would be:
01543 275051 Email kate@quayslideleisure.com or louis if he still there
at Quayside and Leisure Ltd

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Transcal Ltd
Firth Road
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EH54 5DJ

T +44 (0)1506 440 111
F +44 (0)1506 442 333
Thanks Matt, will do
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Guy on eBay is a specialist. Knows his stuff and won't charge silly prices. 👌
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Guy on eBay is a specialist. Knows his stuff and won't charge silly prices. ��

Tried them today. Lady says that the machine they have cannot cut the rounded part at the size I wanted. It won’t go that big. Loads of companies on google can do it but it’s only at 9lb not 12lb.

I didn’t think the size was that big to be honest, but she says it can’t be cut. I could do it myself from a blank I suppose.
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