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Old 31 January 2010, 14:40   #1
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This has probably been asked many times before but what is the best type of foam to use on a rib jockey seat?

At the moment i have chipped foam but it seems to hold a lot of water and has lost it's support and only just over 6 months old.

Is there anything better out there or do i stick with chipped foam and possibly a waterproof cover?

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Old 31 January 2010, 14:41   #2
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Chipped foam seemed to be the thing to use when I was looking.

Hows things?
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This has probably been asked many times before but what is the best type of foam to use on a rib jockey seat?

At the moment i have chipped foam but it seems to hold a lot of water and has lost it's support and only just over 6 months old.

Is there anything better out there or do i stick with chipped foam and possibly a waterproof cover?

Cheers
Whn I had some pads made they bagged the chip foam in heat sealed bags.
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Old 31 January 2010, 14:52   #4
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This has probably been asked many times before but what is the best type of foam to use on a rib jockey seat?

At the moment i have chipped foam but it seems to hold a lot of water and has lost it's support and only just over 6 months old.

Is there anything better out there or do i stick with chipped foam and possibly a waterproof cover?

Cheers
I made a trip to a local foam supplies shop and ended up with two types of foam .
the bottom foam was slightly firmer than the top 2 inch layer.
Glued together before they were covered.
Still soft to sit on ..
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PLEASE don't ask me where to get it ('cos I don't have a clue) but I gather you need a "closed cell" foam and then do a "Big Chris" on it and either seal it or wrap it in film before covering it. I'll be experimenting this season 'cos me seats are "end of life"
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I made a trip to a local foam supplies shop and ended up with two types of foam .
the bottom foam was slightly firmer than the top 2 inch layer.
Glued together before they were covered.
Still soft to sit on ..
This process is called "dual density foam" and is often used in more expensive cars to produce a seat that is both supportive and comfortable. It also helps in making you feel you are sat 'in' rather than 'on' a seat.

If you can manage the complexity of two foam types it's a good way to go
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I have closed cell as recommended by the marine upholsterer whon did the job. It's a touch pricey, but wont hold water like regular foam. Dunno why you'd need to wrap it in anything though.
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Dunno why you'd need to wrap it in anything though.
"To be sure to be sure!"

Thanks Mollers, I could use your homolinear comedic support more often
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I have closed cell as recommended by the marine upholsterer whon did the job. It's a touch pricey, but wont hold water like regular foam. Dunno why you'd need to wrap it in anything though.
In case the closed cells become open cells.
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In case the closed cells become open cells.
How can that happen? If cut, water cant get beyond the one cut cell. Wrapping the whole issue in cling film is only likely to trap moisture and cause the seat to sweat. Only my opinion of course.
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