Arm rest too hard

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tommo, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Tommo

    Tommo Guest

    I have a 2002 OBS (great car) that has the arm rest option. I believe the
    arm rest lid is too hard as it is somewhat painful to rest my elbow on. I
    am 6'4" and my elbow rests heavily on it while I steer with my right arm.

    Does anyone have a simple solution to permanently cushion the lid. The key
    here is permanently not temporarily.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
    Tommo, Sep 30, 2005
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  2. Tommo

    mark jb Guest

    Does anyone have a simple solution to permanently cushion the lid. The key
    Get it reupholstered to your liking. Won't be too expensive, it's just the
    top of the armrest.

    -mark
     
    mark jb, Oct 1, 2005
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  3. Tommo

    QX Guest

    Places like overstock.com (and many others - do a web search for
    "memory foam" or "visco-elastic foam") sell memory foam like they use
    in the tempur-pedic beds You could get a mattress topper and cut it
    up, or just buy a pillow and use that as your source material. An
    upholstery shop should be able to do a nice job removing the old
    stuff, though the increased thickness will probable require a new
    outer cover.
     
    QX, Oct 1, 2005
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  4. Yeah, I was thinking maybe a gel pad from a computer mousepad wrist rest.
    Or trade the extended armrest back for a normal one - there are folks
    here that I'm sure would do that and cover the postage both ways.

    Carl
    1 Lucky Texan
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Oct 2, 2005
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