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Author Topic: Yamiya Seat Foam and cover  (Read 3448 times)
Bickle
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« on: February 20, 2010, 02:51:01 PM »

Hi there...just wondered if anyone has installed these? I have done a preliminary fitting and it looks like the foam may have to be trimmed? (at the back anyway) Anyone else install these and if so was it a slam dunk install? No adjustments?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 02:51:26 PM »

Hi Steve,

I have a freind who works with upholstrey, he does all my work, the Yamiya covers look great after installed, i don't know about trimming any excess, sorry, i am of no help.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 02:51:55 PM »

Steve:
The foam being a little bit wider/longer than the seat base is not necessarily a bad thing. The cover should be a snug to a tight fit as the foam will give and settle over time. Foam is sold by the property of density. The more dense the foam the more it will hold its shape with less give. If your cover fits over the foam with minimal effort it should be fine. The seat base and foam should be as close a match as possible 1/8 inch over the circumference of the base is do-able . Marty
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 02:51:55 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 02:52:13 PM »

Thanks guys...I'll take another look at it and see if I want to take it to someone that knows what he is doing   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 02:52:55 PM »

Steve
I had one of my seats trimmed (professionally) using the foam and cover from Yamiya. Mate, it's as good as you'll get. The only issue I had was the strap hardware. Not good repo stuff, so save your original hardware and have it rechromed and use that. I just saw one of his $700 Ebay seats another member bought and I was very impressed with the finish. One needs to be aware that these complete seats have the very early seat base that are a little different to the run of the mill K0 bases. Good if you got an early VIN so use your base if you want original finish (unless you have an early VIN) KP  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 02:53:11 PM »

Thanks KP

I also have noticed that the Honda logo is pretty white....as opposed the the greyer original. I have heard someone say they used a grey felt marker to darken it....any other opinions on achieving "the look"

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 02:53:24 PM »

Steve
I think Andy Morris may have posted the use of a marker pen of some sort. Maybe need to revist some old posts. Cheers KP
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 11:37:56 PM »

  The seat trim pins are bent over, is it a problem to straighten them and take the speed nuts off and then put them back? I have a new red foam but want to re-use the cover.  There's no competent shop near me right now at least that I trust.
 I have considered just running a new seat and keeping this one on the shelf but, doesn't seem to follow the theme of not replacing any more than necessary.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2015, 04:52:58 AM »

I've done what you intend in the past and it worked fine. Doing it twice may not work though
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 03:06:51 AM »

 Update, I removed the cover, installed the Yamiya red foam and re-installed the original cover with great success. The Avon skin so soft worked wonders on the vinyl.
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