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Re: [Shop-talk] Musty seats

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 16:47:36 -0500
I would never have considered washing them, but why not?  I'll give it a try
if the Fabreeze doesn't do the trick.

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 11:16:30 -0400

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
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

Eric Russell
Mebane, NC

  ----- Original Message -----
  Jim Stone

  To: ;
  Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:50
  Subject: RE: [Shop-talk] Musty

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:
> To:;
  Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Musty seats
> Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 21:36:58
> Air them out well, spray them liberally with
> Eric Russell
> Mebane, NC
> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "Jim Stone" <>
> To:
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:20
> 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. From
> > what I can see, the foam is
  damaged but repairable and usable. Except
> > they
> >
> > 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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