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Old 08-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Seat foam repair on Corbin seat

I talked my wife into making a new seat cover for the Corbin seat on my K75. The foam under the area where the original cover was cracked has some pitting. Doesn't look bad enough that I want to add new foam.

Is there a type of spray that I can use to fill in the pitting and then sand after it dries?

Also can I spray Scotchguard on the foam to waterproof it? The passenger portion had clear plastic under the cover. The driver's portion didn't. Doesn't make a lot of sense. I plan to remove the plastic before recovering.

Here is the material she is going to use.

http://www.yourautotrim.com/shcafijbl.html

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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Easier to add a layer of 1/4" Polyurethane cushioning foam over the entire seat to smooth out the uneven area.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Easier to add a layer of 1/4" Polyurethane cushioning foam over the entire seat to smooth out the uneven area.
She is going to use the old cover as a template for the new cover. Any reason to think 1/4" of new foam will make it too thick?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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I may give Plastidip "Anything Foam" a try. See the video in the link (assuming you can make it through it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHgWZxCWiGY
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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Those pictures are lies! Lies I tell you! I firmly believe that the "padding" in Corbin seats is more closely related to Oak than foam.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #6
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She is going to use the old cover as a template for the new cover. Any reason to think 1/4" of new foam will make it too thick?
Good plan.

The smoothing foam will be significantly compressed when you tension the cover. It will not add any appreciable thickness to the seat profile. My second bike is a Moto Guzzi V7 which had been in a fire and the seat foam was partially scorched by the heat. I had seat professionally recovered using the smoothing foam to correct the uneven surface caused by the fire. It works great.

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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I may give Plastidip "Anything Foam" a try. See the video in the link (assuming you can make it through it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHgWZxCWiGY

That looks like a useful product. But , why in hell would Plasti-Dip use such an annoying spokeman?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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What you may want to do is cover the existing foam with a layer of close cell foam, the grey stuff. Hard to find in the 1/4" or so but it is waterproof so you wouldn't have to worry with further waterproofing.I have done that to just about every seat I have cut into or recovered. That's quite a few....!

Corbin.... Mine is the one with all the cooling holes and they even stitched "smoothing" foam under the cover so I can't really do the "close cell foam thing" unless I make a new cover.Spent too many hours recovering another Corbin last year, not doing that one just yet. Sure had the wet butt last week. Funny what they have to say about that on their website. I am sure glad I bought it used for a good price.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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go to Michaels craft store they sell foam sheeting thats 1/16 thick comes in 10 X 16 in sheets,
a few sheets with some Weldwood cement ( use the stuff in the red and yellow can, buy it at HD)
and the seat will be quite smooth.
if plastic sheeting was used on the seat around the edges it was so the cover will slide and not damage the foaming as it gets used .
It might be wise to refit the sheeting
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #10
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Hi rbm
Looks like whoever redid your seat did an excellent job.I'm also near toronto,mind sharing who did the work ? I have a seat I'm considering recovering
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #11
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I was pleased with the firm that did the work. The job was inexpensive and well done.

Mohsen's Custom Auto Trim Inc.
126 Manville Road
Scarborough. M1L 4Js
(416) 269-7171
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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^^^thanks

btw,bike looks great
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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What! There's foam under my Corbin seat cover?...As hard as my Corbin is, its still very comfortable. Thanks for the tips. Maybe I can use them in the future?
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