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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: horsehair pads Reply with quote

wondering what is being used when restoring your split seats, i don't think anyone is reproducing the split horsehair pads. are the originals being used if they are in good condition?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The horse hair paddings are made by hand by the upholsterer. I have done several couches and other furniture the same way. And if you have your originals they are reuseable, if not you have two options:

1. Find an upholsterer who can restore them for you, (not easy for him either unless he have not seen how it was originally assembled.

2. Use the foam paddings that are available nowadays... (Not my thing either though ...)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my standard split doesnt have any horsehair in it, just recycled cotton/wool padding the dark grey/black stuff with all the multi colored threads in it made from leftovers and scrap, my 54 and 55 have half horsehair, half natural foam rubber on the edges
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:07 am    Post subject: Horse Hair Padding Reply with quote

Don't they sell reproduction ones? I'm sure I saw them somewhere.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: Horse Hair Padding Reply with quote

phibertek wrote:
Don't they sell reproduction ones? I'm sure I saw them somewhere.

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Yes Wolfsburg West sells them that is were I bought mine at.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: Horse Hair Padding Reply with quote

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Don't they sell reproduction ones? I'm sure I saw them somewhere.

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Yes Wolfsburg West sells them that is were I bought mine at.


They have only from -56 and up according to their online catalog.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: Horse Hair Padding Reply with quote

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phibertek wrote:
Don't they sell reproduction ones? I'm sure I saw them somewhere.

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Yes Wolfsburg West sells them that is were I bought mine at.


They have only from -56 and up according to their online catalog.
I bought the rear firewall 3 pc pad it was a little wider, but with a little triming worked out great.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that the"horsehair" type seat pads sold by Wolfsburgwest are actually made from coconut fiber. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I believe that the"horsehair" type seat pads sold by Wolfsburgwest are actually made from coconut fiber. Wink


Haha. Thats better than the idiot who said it was made out of Jews hair a while back. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:50 am    Post subject: Well I was told!! Reply with quote

Well when I ordered the 3pc pad set they were sold to me as horsehair pads.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have understand that paddings are made from alva (hay from water).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Well I was told!! Reply with quote

TDC VW Parts wrote:
Well when I ordered the 3pc pad set they were sold to me as horsehair pads.


I think they print that because its always been reffered to as "horse hair"
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