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Old 01-15-20, 05:35 PM
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Saddle Recover Questions

I am going to recover this Turbo. I tried to keep the material in once piece as I took it off so I have a pattern. Seems to not be a whole lot of information out there (I see why this is not a desirable route) so I am hoping someone can give me a few tips. I am thinking heat, stretch, glue, and little clamps.

Anyone have experience with this or ways to make it easier? What material will be easiest to work with? What is the best glue? Thank you.

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This thread has some good advice: Recover Your Saddle
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There are plenty of online guides, but one I've been meaning to try this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/ref...-with-leather/

It includes soaking the leather to make it more pliable.

Also, if you can get Kangaroo leather, it's way more durable.
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Somebody got their money’s worth.
The threads posted above should answer most of your questions. I have always had good luck with Weldwood contact cement. No heat, no soaking, no clamps. Also no re-positioning, so you have to be pretty careful.
The difficult part for you will be filling the foam losses before you cover. You can skip it and it will probably still ride OK, but the depressions will show. If you find a good material for filling in, please share!
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Somebody got their money’s worth.
The threads posted above should answer most of your questions. I have always had good luck with Weldwood contact cement. No heat, no soaking, no clamps. Also no re-positioning, so you have to be pretty careful.
The difficult part for you will be filling the foam losses before you cover. You can skip it and it will probably still ride OK, but the depressions will show. If you find a good material for filling in, please share!
Interesting, and there is no worry of contact cement on the foam? If so, ill do this. I know that stuff will melt through insulation board.
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This thread has some good advice: Recover Your Saddle
Thanks for the redirection, had trouble finding a relevant thread!
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This thread has some good advice: Recover Your Saddle
Big thanks for the link.
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Interesting, and there is no worry of contact cement on the foam? If so, ill do this. I know that stuff will melt through insulation board.
I have done about a half dozen saddles and never had a problem with it. Some people seem to prefer 3M spray adhesive but I believe that’s a contact cement as well. Both are pretty volatile and should be used with good ventilation and away from gas pilots.
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