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Old 02-11-2019, 01:47 PM
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At first I thought my seats had just collected a LOT of dust over the years, since so much dust comes out when patting them. Then I realized that no matter how much I vacuum or beat on them, the dust doesn't stop. This makes me think that maybe the foam is deteriorating and that is what is coming to the surface. The covers are in fantastic shape, so I really hate to tear them down to discover I'm wrong. Anyone have any thoughts or have experienced this with their seats?

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:57 PM
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I had the same issue it's not the foam it the backing on the under side of the seat cover. I ended up getting new covers and foam I hope this will help.
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I had the same problem on my 73 with vinyl seat covers. Turns out it was not the seat foam it was the scrim foam in the seat cover itself was detiorating and coming through the vinyl upholstery. Google scrim foam and you'll see what I am talking about. I don't think the leather seat covers have the scrim foam so if you have leather it may be the seat foam.
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All that "dust" is the foam padding in your seat covers as the others above have stated.
Someone on here did a nice post on replacing that foam but personally I don't think it's worth the trouble.

Here's the thread https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...placement.html

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replace the foam the new firm seat will be like new,
your old foam will feel like sitting in mashed potatoes.
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This is great information. Glad to hear the problem, although I don't really want to spend $600+ on covers and foam. I guess I put that on the bucket list and get to it eventually.

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I rebuilt the vinyl seat covers in my '71 coupe because they were still in very good condition on the surface....but the foam padding in the channels had all turned to yellow dust!

I put together a paper on how to do that, if you are interested. Send me a PM with your e-mail address and I will send you a copy of it. Several CF members have done this repair with good success. My seats have been repaired using this method for over 10 years and they still look like they were just redone.



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