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Old 29-05-2007, 09:08   #1
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New Cushion Material

Any recommendations on what to use to replace the original 3 inch foam cushions in our boat. Has anyone found something that does not attract mold? Best material and place to purchase is appreciated. We are in the NE of USA from a location.

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Try this stuff..the cause of mold and mildew is moisture,warm and wet..this foam helps with the wet and has an active biocide to boot!
Dry Fast Foam Open Cell 2" Thick 48" x 72"

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We prefer cushions of more than 2" for interior seating. There are foams out there that are mold and mildew resistant and the key word is resistant. Ask your supplier if they carry any of these types. We have 4" high density foam on the seats and 3" on the backs. This also helps when your seating becomes berths.
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Sorry Chuck,
Regarding the foam l guess i just sent the hyperlink for the 2" foam they do also carry thicker foams if you search the site, l have also heard of people spraying bleack onto the cushion foam every now and then however l have had no firsthand experience.
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I redid my cushions, late last fall. I increased my back cushions from 3 to 4 inch. I also increased my seat/sleeping cushions from 4 to 5 inch memory foam. What a difference.
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