Creafoam Bead Seat Kits are now offered in six sizes. In determining the size you need, consider what type of racecar you have, the available space to fill in the cockpit or tub, and the body mass of your driver. While all Creafoam kits are supplied with a generous amount of foam bead compared to the competition, the main differences in the sizes are the amount of bead and the size of the vacuum seat bag. While it is easy to remove extra seat material after construction, having way too much will only make it difficult for you to get the best fit and race position for your driver. If you would like help determining the best size for your racecar, please contact Pegasus at 1-800-688-6946.
You can do this yourself or with a helper. Plan on a few hours to fit and a day to finish.
Step 1: Clear / cover all sharp objects or edges in the cockpit using racer's tape. Use small cardboard pieces to cover anything tape won't cover by itself.
Step 2: Mix resins "A" and "B" thoroughly in the bucket provided.
Step 3: Open vacuum seat bag and pour mixed resins into the bag.
Step 4: Attach the vent tube with breather cloth to the corner of the seat bag. Seal the top of the bag with provided sealer tape.
Step 5: Knead (mix) Creafoam beads and resins together in the sealed bag. Make sure the consistency of the beads starts to become thick.
Step 6: Now that the beads are well-coated with resin, lay out the seat bag on the floor.
Step 7: Attach vacuum source while the bag is still on the floor. Apply enough vacuum pressure to make the bag firm enough to be picked up and placed into the cockpit tub (approximately 3 psi of vacuum).
Step 8: Keep the seat bag under vacuum. Pick up the vacuum seat bag and place it into the cockpit of the car.
Step 9: Disperse the beads evenly throughout the tub area before the driver gets into the car. Push aside as many beads from the "floor" area of the tub as possible.
Step 10: Have the driver enter the cockpit carefully. Position him/her directly over the top of where he/she will sit. Have the driver sit down and remove the vacuum.
Step 11: Have the driver slowly grind while sitting from left to right and front to back to disperse the beads out around the driver. Make sure to leave enough beads behind the driver.
Step 12: Start the vacuum again. Smooth out any wrinkles from the bag while at the same time moving any dispersed beads evenly along the lateral areas of the body (leg, torso, and rib area).
Step 13: Make sure your driver is in position and comfortable. Have the driver maintain that same position for no less than 35 minutes.
Step 14: After 35 minutes, help your driver carefully exit the seat. Be careful not to step or lean on the seat.
Step 15: Allow the seat to cure under vacuum for approximately 3 hours. Warmer temperatures speed up the curing time.
Step 16: Remove the vacuum. For a full cure, allow 6-7 hours.
Step 17: Once your seat has cured, cut the excess material away from shift linkage and any areas that might obstruct your driver's movement while driving the car.
This article was first published on 1/4/2009.
It was most recently modified on 3/26/2015.