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Old 10-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
morgangibb
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: san diego
Posts: 24
My Ride: 2000 328i
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/



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



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.






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




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.






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






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.
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