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post #1 of 10 Old 12-02-2013, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone. I have just joined this forum and although I am not a Ferrari owner, i am an enthusiast. With that in mind I would like to do some research into the issue of the seat bolster scuffing / wear problem which I am certain we have all come across. I am an engineer by profession, and in my spare time I try to come up with solutions to common problems encountered with owning autos and maintaining ones pride and joy.
I have spent the past 12 months pondering the seat bolster issue, and believe I have come up with a solution which will preserve the seat bolster in pristine condition without any alteration to the original OEM status of the seats. I would like to guage the level of interest in the subject as a guide to the viability of proceeding with manufacture / marketing etc.
Please understand that at this time I will not divulge / elaborate on the product except to say it will be easy to fit and remove...in fact fitting and removal and refitting again can be accomplished in under 10 seconds...and can be repeated. Also to say that the product / remedy envisioned will possibly retail at around $25.00. which will provide protection for up to a year at a time. The product will be small / compact enough to remove and store in the glove box if required and replaced on the bolster again when needed.
I look forward to comments about your specific concerns and possibly even suggestions as to what you would consider acceptable from an aesthetics point of view.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-02-2013, 06:23 AM
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Never had a seat bolster wear problem. I just don't treat the car like a rental and it hasn't been a problem.


There is a dash shrinkage problem and a very good and cheap fix yet very few care to use it so I suspect people will have a similar acceptance for your product.
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I am very concerned with wearing the side bolster on my Spider.
However, I solve the problem by gently/carefully getting in and out.
If need be, I place my hand between me and the bolster so I don't rub it.
So I would be interested, but it would have to be mighty simple.

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There is a dash shrinkage problem and a very good and cheap fix yet very few care to use it so I suspect people will have a similar acceptance for your product.
Sorry to sidetrack the gentleman's thread, but what's the good & cheap fix for the dash shrinkage?

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Sorry to sidetrack the gentleman's thread, but what's the good & cheap fix for the dash shrinkage?


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Thanks - now back to the thread topic....

Scarab, your device could be interesting, but would it affect the comfort or support of the seat?

Too, for a Ferrari, I think you'd have to make it fairly attractive and/or make it blend in.

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david, al would be happy to put his hand there for you when you arrive at C&C. hope that is helpful.



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david, al would be happy to put his hand there for you when you arrive at C&C. hope that is helpful.
Like the beer commercial says: it's only weird if it doesn't work....

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Sorry to sidetrack the gentleman's thread, but what's the good & cheap fix for the dash shrinkage?
I bought a thin carpet black dash cover for the TR (black interior).
It fits incredibly well and only cost me $39.95 and free shipping from CoverKing.
The best product for the car is Polycarpet, IMHO.

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I always use a sunshade for the TR and 360, that should help.
I also clean and condition the leather annually.

I'm not sure if there is a quick, easy, permamnet and cheap fix for shrinkage.

Perhaps Wetpet might share how he addresses his shrinkage problems.

I understand Ed's method is cheap and quick, albeit very temporary.

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