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morgangibb 10-03-2012 11:59 PM

Fixing cigarette burn in seat
 
so, this happened the other week, and im not happy about it. im not going into details, but i got a cigarette burn in my back seat. it was pretty bad. i researched online and found furniture clinic to be my best chance at fixing it.

http://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI17bLQHJPo

end result, almost, un-noticable. im very pleased with the result. now...ive never done a write up...so here it goes.

i bought the leather repair kit as well as the leather touch up kit in grey. they shipped it from europe and it arrived in San Diego in 3 days

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG906.jpg

i started with the leather repair kit. using the scalpel i scrapped away all the burnt leather down to fesh leather. the burn was bad, so i had to cut a hole in the seat.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG887.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG890.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG888.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG893.jpg

then i inserted a small piece of fabric that was included and glued in underneath the leather

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG894.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG897.jpg

after that dried i was ready to use the heavy filler. it took about 3-4 layers of adding filler, letting it dry and finally sanding.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG898.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG900.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG902.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG903.jpg

finally i did a color match to get the right grey and slowly blended a spot over any damaged leather. and then a clear sealant over the top, you need about 3 parts gloss and 2 parts matte for these seats, this is difficult to get right and may take a few tries. getting it just right makes all the difference

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG908.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG904.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...eat/IMG905.jpg


ill get better pictures of everything during the day tomorrow. it turned out great. let me know if you guys have any questions, id be more than glad to help.

morgangibb 10-08-2012 09:24 PM

120 views and no posts?!

wvBimmer3Series 10-09-2012 07:44 PM

I'll say it... Awesome job! I've always wondered how good those kits worked. Maybe everyone is waiting for the "details" of how that happened in the back seat. ;)

Bavaryan 10-10-2012 08:58 PM

Good Job! Cigarette burns have happened to everyone, don't beat yourself up too bad. Of course, no one smokes in my 330i so I better not ever get a burn in it. I used to smoke black and milds, and one day on the way home from work it blew into the back seat of my IS300, left a nice scortch in the alacantra. I wasn't nearly as anal about that car though....

morgangibb 10-11-2012 09:46 PM

trust me, its definitely the last time anyone will ever smoke in my car

peytonracer4 10-11-2012 11:26 PM

Nice job!

Cobra 10-12-2012 07:13 PM

:clap: :thumbup:

benzovs 10-13-2012 12:37 AM

Good write up and nice work! :thumbup: I have a hole in my driver seat right where my pants rub when I get in. It's about 2 inches in diameter. I think the PO ripped it somehow and it got bigger with time. I doubt a kit like this would work. I think I need a real patch, and then something like that filler and then try to color match. What do you think?


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