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Old 07-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Leather repair - small cracks in seat

I have a spot on my drivers seat where the leather cracked a little, almost looks like it was cut a few times with a razor, anyway what do all of you use/recommend for repairing the leather? I just want to seal it up to prevent further damage/tearing. Lots of leather repair kits out there, looking for the best quality.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Doc Bailey's is one of the only products out there that has a dye in the product that will fill cracks and will cover up wear spots. Then apply a conditioner a couple days later. The best conditioner out there is Leatherique, but Leather Master by Mothers at Autozone is pretty good for monthly application. When you use it, some of the black from Doc Bailey's will wipe off, but the repair work that it did will remain. It's a really great product. I have been using it and it basically restored my worn side bolsters to practically new after many applications. Only use Leather Black if Black Leather, if other colors, use other products on the site and give them a try. I don't have any experience with any but the recommended products above however. Many people may suggest other cleaners but it won't repair, just condition. If that doesn't work, you'll have to order Leatherique Leather Dye or buy new seats (not hard) if it really bugs you.

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for the good info. The crack is only about 1" in length, so not too bad. I'm actually selling the car, so just need to touch it up to prevent further damage.
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