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BillTheButcher
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:48 am  Reply with quoteBack to top

Is the damage in the attached picture something that can be repaired or is it irreversible?

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Greig300
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes it can be repaired. Any good leather repairer would take the seat for a day or so and repair it.
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BillTheButcher
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Greig300 wrote:
Yes it can be repaired. Any good leather repairer would take the seat for a day or so and repair it.

Thanks. So you reckon it's definitely a seat-out job rather than something that can be fixed in situ?

Do you know what's likely to have caused it? Is it gel or some other hair product or did the previous owner have an exceptionally abrasive scalp?    
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That panel would have to be re coloured or sprayed. Something you don't really want doing in your car!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It could be done in the car.... The wear could be the way it's been cleaned in the past More than your head or gel. Any decent leather specialist will tell you instantly when they see it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It definitely shouldn't be hard for a decent leather repairer to repaint that panel on the seat. I did the whole interior in my girlfriends BMW myself and it came out good as new.

Definitely worth taking the seat out the car as CJ said, although some places may just mask / cover the whole interior with sheets (I know a lot of mobile repair specialists use this approach).

Here's how mine turned out when I did them.



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BillTheButcher
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the replies.

Calum, that's an amazing job.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BillTheButcher wrote:
Thanks for the replies.

Calum, that's an amazing job.
mine are in the before stage the after shots are amazing got to do mine soon where did you get the paint from, the Bay ?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

mckay9 wrote:
mine are in the before stage the after shots are amazing got to do mine soon where did you get the paint from, the Bay ?


I used the medium leather colourant kit from Furniture Clinic

https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Leather_Colourant_Kit

They can colour match to manufacturer leather colours as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BillTheButcher wrote:

Calum, that's an amazing job.


Thanks, I'd like to get around to doing the Recaro interior on my S4, although it takes a lot of time and patience, neither of which I have at the moment  

Definitely worth learning to do, as if you ever get an older car where the leather is a bit tired, you'll save yourself a fortune!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Isnt that mark on the seat from a helmet? Looks to be in the right position and shape for helmet wear.
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