Cars with leather seats are very popular with everyone. Besides their comfort, they also look elegant and luxurious. But what happens if the car’s leather seats are cracked and torn? Therefore, consider the following review on how to repair a broken leather car seat.
For your car to retain its good looks, you need to repair the seat cover if it’s ripped. The right side is that it’s straightforward to fix it. The first thing that you need to do is to clean the leather around the rip with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.
After cleaning the area, you should let it dry completely, and if there are any loose threads, you should push them into the damaged area or cut them off.
Before you begin the next step, you should fix any loose flaps with a small amount of repair compound. After doing this, you should remove any ragged edges with scissors then press the sides of the rip together.
You should then spread a thin layer of the repair compound over the area that you are repairing. For ideal results, you should ensure that the repair compound overlaps about half an inch around the damaged area.
You should smooth out the compound on the damaged area and let it dry completely. If there is any excess compound, you should wipe it off. You should apply another layer of the mixture until you are satisfied with the repair.
To create a strong bond, you should place a metal cookie sheet under the leather cover (where the rip is). You should then activate the heat bonding tool and press it against the adhesive-covered split.
After doing this, you should smooth out the surface using a new alcohol pad. When smoothing you should be careful and avoid removing the repair compound. If necessary, you should use a 600 grit sandpaper to sand the area lightly.
You should then remove any particles from the sanding and apply a light coat of the colour-flex with an applicator brush. You should repeat this process until you are satisfied with the result.
Once you apply a coat, you should allow 15 minutes for it to dry. After using the final layer, you should leave the leather to dry completely for 24 hours. After the entire area has completely dried, you should apply a conditioner.
These are the steps that you should follow when repairing a leather seat cover. To ensure that you don’t keep on fixing the cover now and then, you should buy a high-quality cover from a reputable store. You should also ensure that the repair work is done by a professional.