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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thought I would share this evenings work...

How to soften the rock hard seat...some and maintain OEM look.

Tools needed:

3/8 drive and extension
10mm socket
2 sharp razor blades
Staple Gun
T50 Staples
Marker


1: Remove the seat using the 3/8 drive and 10mm socket.

2: Take a thin flat head screw driver and carefully pry on the staples. I started at the rear of the seat and worked around the right side, then left.

As you can see from the picture, I left approximately 8 staples on the front, carefully peeled the upholstery, and gently pulled the foam out.

3: Mark the desired area in a grid system on the bottom side of the foam.

4: Cut foam slow and with light passes along the grid lines. You can make a mark on the razor to set depth. I chose approximately 9/16th deep.

5: Once you have a uniform depth along the grid lines, flip the foam up and dive in on the profile.

Again...short, light passes. Pry up with your free fingers as you make a pass.

You can see, I kept the blocks that was removed...just in case I needed to put some back!

6: Clean it up and test fit.

I ended up removing slightly more material to my preference. Making more of a square instead of a trapezoid.

7: Once the desired material is removed, place finished foam back on pan and stretch upholstery back over.

8: Hold stretch and staple.

This is where getting the smooth OEM look again comes into play. Check top side smoothness and lines after each staple. Stretch as needed.

Try at your own risk, don't cut too deep!
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