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Re: [Shop-talk] [zzzzzzzzShop-talk] Musty seats

To: Jim Stone <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] [zzzzzzzzShop-talk] Musty seats
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 20:38:35 -0400
On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Jim Stone <> wrote:
> This is a good discussion and it made me realize that the obvious thing to do
> was to Google "washing foam rubber".

One thing that make a difference is whether they're closed-cell or
open cell foam.  Open cell foam has cells that have holes in them
(sponges are the common example.)  Closed cell foam has cells that
don't.  If you've got open cell foam, you're probably SOL.  You won't
be able to kill mildew if it's inside with out damaging the foam.  If
it's closed cell, the mildew should be contained on the surface
(including any holes, such as for mounting hardware.), and you can
wash it away.  Both sorts of foam are used in car seats (sometimes in

David Scheidt
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