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Old 10 April 2012, 16:02   #21
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mmmmmmmmmmm i have 10 15 and 22mm fomex never thought of using it in the past does the staples not pull out with expansion and contraction with heat though? bloody stuff moves around like a crack addict
I only followed Sunseeker's lead as I was told they use a 12mm thickness, I guess only time will tell but I have been impressed to date with the way it takes screws and staples. Its a lot lighter than wood and less preparation i.e. no epoxying or sealing.
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Old 11 April 2012, 01:02   #22
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i may give this a go then,,,,,, we throw bigger bits away than required for a seat pod.
and yes no water absorbtion or rot to contend with,

suppose its a no brainer really,, now white or black ?
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Old 12 April 2012, 17:35   #23
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cheers for the reply, everything you have explained I have in hand apart from the stitching.

Not sure how the piping connects to the vinyl, does it have a flange to stitch to and will any decent sewing machine do the trick?

you will need a 'piping' foot to enable the stitching to be close enough to the piping. You can get either pre-formed piping (plastic) in basic colours or you can make your own from strips of the seat cover material and a piping cord inner, this looks best!
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Old 13 April 2012, 02:59   #24
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Just thought I'd add photos of my recently recovered jockey seat:

I went to B&Q for a new piece of 12mm Outdoor Plywood and cut it to shape. Fitted the locating edges and coated them with 2 coats of marine clear varnish.




Im in Plymouth so had a look on google to find local upholsterers and the most local was Dave Nicholls Upholstery (Davenichollsupholstery) Dropped the seat in and it was ready that evening with no previous booking. 60 all in.

Finished product:

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mmmmmmmmmmm i have 10 15 and 22mm fomex never thought of using it in the past does the staples not pull out with expansion and contraction with heat though? bloody stuff moves around like a crack addict
Do you think this is strong enough to replace my bench seat base 140cm X 50cm it is only suported at all the edges & out of ply at the moment, I like the idea of using something lighter in weight!

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Polywood would be better for a panel that size.
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I think you are right I have only just realised what Foamex is & it is far too flexible & dose not have the strength for what I need!
I will stick with what I know.
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