Ply seat back replacement

Discussion in 'Materials' started by gtflash, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. gtflash
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    gtflash Senior Member

    Hello I am looking for an alternative to the rotten ply in my bucket seat backs. This panel offers some strength but is supported by the fibreglass shell behind it. Currently 10mm ply. I have read about HDpe and a few other products. Ideally I’m looking for something light weight that will not rot and will take a staple.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Ply is hard to go past.
    If you are worried by rot, seal it with Epoxy.
    I bet the old one wasn't epoxied, and it probably lasted 10 + years,
     
  3. gtflash
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    gtflash Senior Member

    Agreed. Almost 17 years old.
     
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