With the fabric off the seat, Tony was able to start the process of restoring our factory 91 CRX Si seats back to its original condition.
The process starts with fixing the original foam. One of the bolsters was in pretty bad shape so Tony had to repair the worn down area with some precisely cut foam. We were quite happy with the work as it looks like filler in the photo.
Here, he's cutting the new foam from a larger stock. Decades of experience allows him to eye ball the size of the bolsters and fine trimming it later.
Bolster reinforcement foam all cut and ready to do. Looks really rough around the edges, for now...
Test-fitting the reinforced cushion foam and getting ready for the adhesive spray.
After the adhesive dries, the excess foam needs to be cut to ensure that the transition between the new and old foam is smooth and unnoticeable when the fabric is on.
More trimming. Devil's in the details.
Here, Tony is applying the adhesive to the sides of the new foam. The foam is then folded downward onto the old foam, providing a smooth transition.
Here's a short clip of our bolster being worked on. In total, each seat took about 2-3 hours to complete.
This was our first experience reupholstering a pair of seats and we're incredibly thankful that Tony and his team at Valencias allowed us to get a first hand experience at his craft.
We're told that the new fabric should arrive sometime this week so we'll get that covered (see what we did there) next. Cheers!