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Old 02-24-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Magic Mender

I purchased my car in late December and it had the typical wear on the seat bolsters. My armrests and center console lid were also very dirty and worn. After doing some research, I decided to try the Magic Mender and am very pleased with the results. It is easy to use, blended well, and was only $35 with shipping.

The specifics:
I did not have any tears or large cracks, so I just used the colorflex.
I wiped on the colorflex using the sponge included.
It takes several thin layers. Be patient - it looks streaky until you get three to four coats, but dries very evenly.
I am very happy with the match. One seat didn't blend quite as well, so I masked along the seam between the bolster and the seat. It is close enough that you can't tell.
If you have a tan interior like me, get the color code from the dealer and email Magic Mender to find out the correct match for that color. There are a bunch of similar colors and the names and numbers don't match.
If you do order the wrong one, an ammonia based cleaner will remove the colorflex and you can start over (yes, I learned the hard way). The Magic Mender exchange process is only $15 for exchanging a like color :-)

The first three pics are the "before" and the last three are the "after". I will see how it wears, but so far I am very happy.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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Your "after" pics are further away or more blurry than your "before" pics. Can you post better "after" pics?
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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Your "after" pics are further away or more blurry than your "before" pics. Can you post better "after" pics?
Here's a couple more. On the driver seat, you can see the blend a bit. I would say the camera/flash exaggerates this and it looks better to the naked eye. If you want anything else, just PM me. Overall, it is not perfect, but much better looking than before.
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