Expert Seat Restoration – The Beginning
Seat restoration is an important step in the maintenance of your Corvette. The process begins by removing your seats and shipping them to a restoration facility through UPS or another shipping outlet. Once the seats arrive at a restoration facility, the experts assess the condition of your seats and determine if reinforcements or other add•ons are necessary.
You approve the project details before the experts remove the existing seat covers and foam to begin the restoration. On C3 Corvettes, a full frame restoration is also available, including sandblasting the frame, adding reinforcements if they are needed and painting the frame to prep for new seat foam and covers. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generation Corvette seat frames were built differently and don’t typically break, but painting is available to prevent rust and corrosion. A new trapeze can be installed on the C4 Corvette seats if you are experiencing sag.
Seat Foam – Is It Important?
While some seat covers are available by themselves, we always recommend that you purchase seat covers mounted on seat foam for the best fit and function. Seat foam deteriorates over time, in as few as 5 years. Not only will putting new seat covers on old foam sacrifice the appearance of the restoration, it can also cause rapid wear in areas where the seat foam is compromised. To be sure that your restoration is worth the time and anticipation, opt for seat foam.
For the C5 Corvette, Mid America Motorworks created seat foam that has been engineered with a reinforced seat bottom and reinforced bolster pockets to extend the life of the foam.
Seat Covers – From OE To Custom
A variety of seat cover options are available to suit the needs and wants of every owner. From OE-style leather and vinyl, to the rugged AltraVinyl and durable 100% leather, you select the seat covers that fit your needs. Once you determine which material you want to use, there are several style choices to make your interior perfect. Choose from any of the below options, or contact the restoration experts directly if you have a custom project in mind.