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This is basically what I did with the seats on my C5 (three years ago). One thing to note, the seats frames are not made of steel, they are made of fiberglass. I did a heck of a lot more reinforcing to my foam than you did and my seat foam has really held up compared to the first time I dissembled the seats. I recently added new seat tracks and my foam still looked new.
 

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You're right, I need to be more clear and rearrange my thinking. The seat is basically 3 parts. The tracks and bottom (which are steel), and the back, which is fiberglass. When you said bolster, I thought you were talking about the seat back bolsters where the fiberglass back eats through the leather. The bottom of the seats have bolsters too, I just never thought to call them that. Now I understand what you meant. :thumbsup:
 

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No war at all, just exchanging information. ;)

Here's the photo I think you missed:



Using the same piping that I lined the fiberglass with, I also lined the steel seat too. As you can see in the following photo, three years of bouncing in and out of my seat has put no wear on the bottom cushion.



That foam is in as good of shape as the day I installed it. :thumbsup:
 

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While I have a couple of seat experts on board, let me ask you a question. My '09 developed a huge spontaneous crack in the upholstery of the seat panel shown below. I'm assuming I need to take this to an upholstery place to get the panel replaced. Can you take the seat back off without removing the whole seat? I think this crack developed from the inflatable cushion being max inflated for too long. I had the car for a year before I even noticed that adjustment was there. It came from the dealer max inflated.
Sorry Doc, you can't replace just a section and have it come out looking right because the stitching will never hit the original holes in the leather that remains. You can, however, just replace the upper leather section. DON'T get it from the dealership, they'll crack your skull on the price. I got mine from a guy at Bloomington Gold. I mention him in my seat covering thread.
 

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Yea, they do that. That section of the seat is not leather and that's part of the reason it cracks. It may be under warranty. I'd check that out for sure. The dealer wants close to $600 for just the top half of the seat if I remember correctly.
 

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Yes, I saw that.

I think you miss my point. My kit adds supporting foam in the gap between the frame and the steel wires while you do not.
Oh, I see. I have not experienced that being a problem with any of the seats that I have done. I will say that all the seats I have done are on a C5, not a C6.
 

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I hear there is a guy in Cedar Park that installs the seat repair kit for the bottom cushion. Reinforces the center and adds the foam under the bolsters to keep them from sinking down.

Contact me if you need the contact.
I can't imagine what someone would charge for supplies with this. A piece of carpet you can get for free at most carpet places and the seats don't need anymore foam if you use good foam.
 
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