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Old 08-18-2016, 11:22 AM
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Default Dirty RV-12 Seat Cushions

I am the owner sole pilot of a 2015 RV-12 SLSA with under 100 hours and the pilot seat is filthy and evidently uncleanable after trying about 10 different cleaning agents. I have owned many luxury cars and never had this problem. I am getting ready to try and order a replacement seat cushion and asking for suggestions. No I don't normally fly with dirty shorts! I would post a photo but don't know how yet.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:01 PM
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Default Flightline Interiors

I believe that Abby at Flightline may have provided the interiors for some RV-12's. You might try contracting them regarding cleaning or replacement.
http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:55 PM
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Are you stepping on the seat when you get in? If so a new cushion won't last long.
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:48 PM
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You could also have it custom upholstered with different material, or make a "foot pad'' so when you step on the seat you don't soil it.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:30 PM
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Default No Step

To enter or exit an RV12, it is not necessary to step on the seat cushion.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:38 PM
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Default What color do you need

What color do you need I have a set of gray with blue inserts in great condition. I just install leather custom ones.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:03 PM
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Default Have you tried brake cleaner?

I used it to remove grease from seat belts - worked a treat. Apparently it's the same or very similar to the fluid used in dry cleaning. Would suggest trying on a very small area first, though.

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Old 08-20-2016, 08:59 AM
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Are you stepping on the seat when you get in? If so a new cushion won't last long.
No I don't normally step on the seat cushion although I have a few times when loading a folding bike in the back .
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:02 AM
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What color do you need I have a set of gray with blue inserts in great condition. I just install leather custom ones.
Mine are grey as well and I'd be I interested in buying yours if they are available. I'm also interested in your experience having new leather seats made. Who made them, why did you change and how much if you're comfortable sharing that. I'm located in Bellingham, WA area.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:02 AM
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No I don't normally step on the seat cushion although I have a few times when loading a folding bike in the back .
I'd be interested in which folding bike you were able to get into the back, I've got a Dahon but I can't imagine it fitting, might be one of those situations that I'll be able to get it in but not out;-)
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