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 jb, Oct 1, 2005
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  3. Tommo

    QX Guest

    Places like (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
  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.

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    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Oct 2, 2005
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