Many seats get ripped, punctured, and burnt…. Bring out the duct tape. Unlike the beliefs of Red Green, duct tape does not fix everything.
When the foam is exposed you have a little problem. When the foam has been exposed all season you now have a large problem. When exposed for years.. well forget it, you’re starting new
As seen here, this may look black still but this ATV seat is rotting away more and more everyday.
As you can see in this picture with the covering removed. Weather (water, wind, cold, friction) has eaten the foam away.
If this was a flat seat, made out of cushion foam, we would have replaced it. However we were left with no choice but to carve it down and hope for the best. As you will see, imperfections in the foam create visual imperfections in the seat.
So, when should you get your seat fixed. The answer is right away to stop the foam from deteriorating and the wood base, if present, from rotting.