Assuming you can/will take the seats apart, run the seat foams through a
washing machine. Perhaps at the laundromat? I'd be leery about bleach - not
sure how that would affect the foam. Avoid the dryer - might be too hot. Just
let them air dry with lots of air circulation.
Or talk to an auto upholstery shop. They can either tell you how to clean them
or give you a price to replace the foams.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Stone
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:50 AM
Subject: RE: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
That was my first thought, but I didn't know how well Febreze worked on foam
rubber. I was also concerned about the effects of the sun directly on the
foam. But, I certainly can't use them as is, so I'll give it a try.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
> Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 21:36:58 -0400
> Air them out well, spray them liberally with Febreze?
> Eric Russell
> Mebane, NC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Stone" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:20 PM
> Subject: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
> >I was recently given a set of Fiat 124 Spider seats that I am thinking
> > recovering for use in a Alpine hot rod I am building. The upholstery is
> > completely shot, but they are complete and appear to be salvageable.
> > what I can see, the foam is damaged but repairable and usable. Except
> > they
> > stink!
> > I think it is just mildew that has permeated the foam. I don't mind
> > spending the $300 or so to recover them, but the costs would escalate
> > past what they are worth to me if I started screwing around with new
> > foam. Is there a reliable way to get the stink out of seats that have
> > seen better days?
> > Thanks.
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