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Foam backing for marine vinyl

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 30 September 2022 at 1:47am

Topic: Foam backing for marine vinyl
Posted By: ral6639
Subject: Foam backing for marine vinyl
Date Posted: 28 March 2013 at 3:46pm
What type of backing foam is best for marine vinyl on seat cushions? I want to use a 1/4" foam on top of my 3" firm OC foam to make my vinyl look full and tight. I am using Nautolex Vista which is a very soft and flexible vinyl. I am contemplating using a CC Polyethylene foam which will not allow water to soak into the rest of the foam? Is this a good idea or is it better to have a foam that will allow the cushion to breathe?

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 29 March 2013 at 10:07am
Most of the time a batting is used. It breathes and it makes the cushions look more plump. You could use a closed cell foam but it will make for a harder and flatter looking cushion.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

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