How do you fix a rip in a leather car seat?
Are you looking for a leather car seat that is not in good condition? You may have a damaged leather car seat. The best solution is to use seam tears that reach the seat cushioning. Surface cracks and tears (which spread the more you drive) are less effective. This is more difficult. Both types of damage were found in my driver's seat. This guide will show you how to repair two types of leather damage. It's easy and durable.
HOW TO FIX A TEAR THAT IS THROUGH A LEATHER CAR SEATING (SUCH AS A "SEAM EAR")
- Take a larger piece of denim than the area torn.
- Place the denim in the hole and place the patch underneath.
- Put Tear Mender in a bowl and dip your finger in it.
- Apply a thin layer of Tear Mender to denim with one finger. The other hand should hold the tear open.
- Let the leather dry on the denim for three minutes by pressing it down.
HOW TO REPAIR SURFACE DAMAGES OR CRACKED LEATHER IN YOUR CAR SEAT
- Dispense Tear Mender into a disposable bowl or cup. Use the Tear Mender to moisten the cracks and surface tears. Let dry. It will dry completely.
- Depending on the extent of the damage, you might need to repeat step 1 several times to fill in the area and restore leather strength.
- To remove excess fabric glue, use an emery board (a disposable nail filing) for sanding the affected area. This is similar to patching a wall: use the emery board to sand the area damaged and dry Tear Mender to create a matte, flush surface that will allow you to apply the finishing compound in the following steps.
- Use an alcohol pad to wipe the area, so the finished compound sticks to it.
- To match your car seat color, mix a mixture of the three finishing chemicals in the Tear Mender Leather Repair Kit (white, brown, and black). (My seat was dark gray, so I mixed black and white until I got the right shade).
- Use a plastic spatula to apply a layer of the finished compound and allow it to dry.
- Continue repeating Step 6 until the repair is complete. To add texture and match leather, you may use a sponge to blot the finishing compound's last coat lightly.