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Re: Anybody try this - YES? (archive)

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Posted by Drew'91M3 on June 08, 2001 at 16:21:33:

In Reply to: Anybody try this? posted by David on June 08, 2001 at 11:07:09:

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Yes, I've seen this product used on cigarette burns to leather seats. Takes a little practice to mix the content and color just right. I wouldn't recommend using it on a "high traffic" area like the bolster (it could potentially flake or crack off looking even worse), but in the case of cig burn on seat bottom it worked and holds up fine.

Follow the instructions exactly as directed, practicing first on a scrap piece of leather, and properly texturing the patch (to resemble natural leather) is the key to a professional job.

If you are a perfectionist, don't waste your time with this as close inspection or a repair up high in an obvious area (up high on side of seat) will be detectable sooner or later.

It is a cheaper form of repair that, in my opinion, creates a "hard spot" on the leather. In the case of leather, there are no shortcuts - that's why a leather interior is a $1000+ markup on a new car.

Drew
P.S. - By the way, if your seats are dried out and have become stiff leather, Leatherique's "Rejuvenation Oil" is an AWESOME product. Use it like the directions say and you'll have soft, flexible leather that even smells like new.

Was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to repair the scuffed left hip and side bolsters on the driver's side seat of my E30 M3. I have gray colored leather seats.

TIA.

Giovanni





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