Post by christinewv on Feb 21, 2017 4:44:56 GMT -8
Hi All - are there any links or tutorials as to how to check whether or not the foam from my 1969 scotty is usable? or exactly how to clean it with vodka? the website link to cushion recovery seems to be defunct. any help appreciated.
A quick Google search yielded several how-to tutorials. It's cheap enough to do. I'd try it and if it works, you've saved a ton of money over buying new. If it doesn't work, you're still not out much.
EDIT: I just realized the post I linked to was about cleaning mattresses. The foam cleaning tutorial I'd read before was basically the same steps. People used varying amounts of vodka and some with/some without essential oils to add a fresher smell. Some people merely sprayed it onto the foam and let air dry. Others completely saturated the foam in a bin/tote, then squeezed it out and let it air dry.
Are you planning on cleaning them with the covers still on. Are the cushions all foam, or do they have springs? If they have springs, I'd try cleaning them. If it's a trailer from the seventies or later, the foam is probably polyurethane. It may clean a little more easily than natural rubber foam, which usually will have disintegrated at least somewhat after 40 years or more. Spring cushions are worth restoring/rebuilding, etc. It can be speedy, but they are gorgeous and can withstand a lot of wear.