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Old 02-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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I bought a 2002 Mountain Cat that has a torn seat. I have a good seat cover but the foam padding underneath is also ripped. Does anyone know of a way to repair the rip in the foam rubber seat padding? Below is a picture of the seat to give an idea of what I'm talking about.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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yep, sure do...my seat and foam were torn pretty good when i got mine and i used a giant curved needle and some black braided fishing line...95 lbs test...very strong and not had one problem 1200 miles later...could go snap a few pics if you really needed to see it..just shoot me a pm....ok
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bckmstr @ Feb 26 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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yep, sure do...my seat and foam were torn pretty good when i got mine and i used a giant curved needle and some black braided fishing line...95 lbs test...very strong and not had one problem 1200 miles later...could go snap a few pics if you really needed to see it..just shoot me a pm....ok[/b]
Did you stitch the foam?? Never really thought of that. I was thinking more about adhesives for the foam but if it works what the heck.
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yep stitch the foam right up...worked perfect!...i thought about adhesives too, but with the moisture didn't think it would last very long....you'll be glad you stitched it in the long run and like i said..1200 miles later and no issues....cheapest solution in my opinion
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Good deal. I have a curved needle from another project. I will be getting the fishing line tonight. Thanks. It is funny how sometimes you get focused in on things and don't see the simpler solution.

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Good deal. I have a curved needle from another project. I will be getting the fishing line tonight. Thanks. It is funny how sometimes you get focused in on things and don't see the simpler solution.

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yea i know that feeling all to well....i uses just that line used for tip ups...nice, thick and heavy...i also stitched up my seat as well....i'll go downstairs and snap a few photos for ya..ok
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bckmstr @ Feb 26 2010, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Good deal. I have a curved needle from another project. I will be getting the fishing line tonight. Thanks. It is funny how sometimes you get focused in on things and don't see the simpler solution.

Thanks again.[/b]
yea i know that feeling all to well....i uses just that line used for tip ups...nice, thick and heavy...i also stitched up my seat as well....i'll go downstairs and snap a few photos for ya..ok
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Don't use adhesive, it will soak in and harden the foam in that area. and if you press on it before it drys, it will permanently compress the foam. Stitching sounds like it will work, and while you have the cover off, you could consider adding a 1/2" or so piece of foam over the whole thing.
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Well here they are, guess it was 72lb. test, and there's the needle. Also the foam was stitched the same way under that long tear in the back right under where you see it stitched on left. It was bad, almost 3 pieces, but came together nicely....hope these help ya...
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That looks like the ticket. I just happened to think that I have some 1/2" high density foam rubber and I can stitch the foam and then spray glue (spray adhesive will remain flexible) a piece of the 1/2" foam on top of the seat. That may help strengthen the ripped area a bit. Thanks guys.
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