I believe these to be the original seat cushions in my 1957 Pathfinder. They are in good shape other than the foam being compressed over time so the seat cover isn't nice and tight. At least that's what I assume is the issue. Is it possible for someone knowledgeable in upholstery to some how carefully open a seam on the vinyl cover and replace the foam with new so the cushions are nice and full again? I don't want to totally replace the cushions so I would just leave them as is otherwise. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thank you. imgur.com/Cp539bS
Post by ladywendolyn on Jan 13, 2020 18:35:36 GMT -8
Ok I’m the most likely candidate I. The group to answer this as I ran an upholstery business for ten years... If you want to upgrade the interior and they are foam when you open them, then you can do that. I can’t see the whole cushion but if you post some more photos from all angels I can likely suggest where to unpick it. Normally on cushions we would install a zipper, but it appears this does not have one. I would suggest once it is open that you have new foam cut that is 1/2 inch bigger in width, depth, and length. Then you want to use upholstery spray glue and attach one inch of two inch thick Dacron fibre all the way around. That’s what we do in the upholstery business to fill out cushions properly. We basically overfill and then close them up and the foam and fibre compresses down and gives everything a fat and puffy look.
If they are springs that’s a whole other story you need to check and retie anything saggy and then use Cotten wadding and burlap to build up the curve. You would need to watch some YouTube to learn that.
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Thank you. I will need to look into it further. It is not something I really plan on doing myselfoh, I just wanted to know if it was even something that is able to be done and still retain original vinyl.