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Old 02-26-2018, 08:21 PM
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Recovered the seat

Stock seat was very hard and stiff and had some holes so I decided to try my hand at recovering it.
Never done a bike seat before and man this thing put up a fight. After about 2 hours I got it nice and flat. The only issue spots are the divot in the foam that I didnt think would show through and a little wrinkle that will work its way out once its heated.
Take a look and let me know what you think of my first time job.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:16 AM
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Nice job! Yeah like everything it's a learning process so it may not be PERFECT the first time. Putting the cover on is much like stretching a canvas for anyone who ever painted. The hardest and most frustrating part of the job for me (I've done several) is that without a pneumatic (or electric?) staple gun with a little oomph, the seat pan is simply too tough for anything sold in a hardware store (I tried them all). I'd have to staple several times to get one to go in perfectly straight and then push it the rest of the way in by hand, one side at a time, with a large flat screwdriver. Took forever and had some sore fingertips haha. The prefitted covers (I've done several from Second Look) really make the job easier. I'd imagine recovering it from a flat piece of material is a lot more challenging.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:45 PM
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This was done with a pneumatic staple gun.
The hardest part was the hump in the seat. If it wasn't there it would have been easy as pie.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:20 PM
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very good work
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:40 PM
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Yeah pneumatic staplers are the bees knees for upholstery stuff. Even the cheap-o harbor freight guns work well.
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