Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

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Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 pm

https://www.grainger.com/product/48RL51 ... 2:20500731

The metal trim on the bottom of the seat spring has already cut through the upholstery fabric. I am planning on filing it down a bit, and then applying something so it does not continue. I think I am looking for something like this edge trim product, but I do not need $154 worth. Any suggestions? Another method? Thank you.

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Re: Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:59 am

Loosen the cover and glue on some indoor outdoor carpet. It is what we did back in the older days in the upholstery shop.

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Re: Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

Post by Chuck Stevens » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:07 am

How about splitting a 3/8 vacuum hose to slip over the edge. It may need some trim adhesive to keep it in place.

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Re: Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

Post by GrandpaFord » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:34 am

There are many different solutions. I used a rattle-reducing flocking tape from McMaster Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/7417A5/). It comes in different widths and has an adhesive on one side. It is wear resistant and can be stuck on the outside of the upholstery fabric. After several years it has not worn through. It is black so not noticeable.

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Re: Metal seat frame cutting my upholstery-looking for protection

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:06 am

Cheaper than TRIM Lok https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PSKBMVV/re ... 0cnVl&th=1
https://www.grainger.com/product/38EH43 ... A:20500731
I like the idea of carpet - the exterior surface would be softer than these other "edge" products. This nay work too https://www.amazon.com/Black-Channel-Ed ... 3432&psc=1
Or car door edge protector with of Gorilla tape

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