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Wrapping on seat foam 22 Aug 2017 00:31 #1

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The removable walk through pad on my sun pad on my 185 BR sport seating keeps getting waterlogged and wont dry out. So I unzipped it and found that the foam was in a sealed (but now torn) plastic bag. It lets water in, but not out easily. So, how do I deal with it? Try to seal it in another bag, or just leave it off?

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Wrapping on seat foam 22 Aug 2017 02:52 #2

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You may be better off getting rid of the inner bag. That way you can hang the pad and the water will drop out.....eventually.
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Wrapping on seat foam 22 Aug 2017 04:43 #3

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O Pete is correct. The wrapping is to help insert the foam into the cover. It is not meant as a waterproof insulator. A popular misconception. Padding should be dry stored when not in use. The older padding lets water in through the seams and then water gets into the foam. I
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Wrapping on seat foam 21 Sep 2017 13:21 #4

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It's probably a good idea to bring whatever will easily come off in the seat department right inside for the winter. It's a lot more stable conditions in your basement and you're very much less likely to have mice decide they're going to sample the fabric .

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Wrapping on seat foam 21 Sep 2017 14:42 #5

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Ideally the bottom of your cushion should be covered with Phifertex. This is a material that will easily let the water drain out of the cushion. ( If the plastic around the foam is removed) If the bottom is currently vinyl you may want to have someone change it to Phifertex.

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