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Upgraded seat, commercial grade foam.

Hey all,

Just before I sold it I did upgrade the seat using 2 different grades of commercial grade foam and a commercial grade vinyl for the cover.

It was actually quite a bit of fun but after sculpting and testing then re-sculpting I ended up with a seat that gave me some height, much more width and comfort and I think it turned out very well for a first timer 🙂

What do you think?

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Looks good....I've modified quite a few seats over the years.
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Excellent job,well done! Ive studied all the different foams over the years (audio, memory, closed cell,open cell,etc) for different projects. Modern day Foam is absolutely amazing stuff and knowing which type of foam to use for your project is the secret sauce. For a seat, do you prefer stiff, soft or a combo? Then carving it. Comfortable seats on our motorcycles is paramount and everyone is different. Knowing how to tailor your own seat is a great skill,way to go!
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Excellent job,well done! Ive studied all the different foams over the years (audio, memory, closed cell,open cell,etc) for different projects. Modern day Foam is absolutely amazing stuff and knowing which type of foam to use for your project is the secret sauce. For a seat, do you prefer stiff, soft or a combo? Then carving it. Comfortable seats on our motorcycles is paramount
and everyone is different. Knowing how to tailor your own seat is a great skill,way to go!
I agree - looks great!
I'm interested in knowing your foam combinations too - and where you got your materials.
I'm currently debating a DIY seat modification or simply ordering the Seat Concepts version 2...

Thanks!
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I'm interested in knowing your foam combinations too - and where you got your materials.
So most of my foam applications have been with audio foam for my music studio. Soundproofing. Then dense audio foam for wall reflections and bass traps. Used some of that sound dampening audio foam for the ear well in my motorcycle helmet. Also tailoring my particular taste in mattress foam. And using foam for wall cavities for insulation. But heres an example of an amazing seat I got for my Ebike ,made in Nova Scotia. This foam is dense,no deforming after years now and perfect and firm. Dont know what it is but its what you want! There are shops like "The Foam Shop" in Van that carry specialty foams....
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Looks great!
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