Do you find your car seats got crack or tear? And thinking that if you could repair the damage then it will be economically helpful. No need to worry about that. It is repairable if the damaged portion is a small amount. For fixing tears, you need leather repair kit and for fixing crack liquid leather can do the job perfectly.
So, do you want to know that how to repair leather car seats with cracks, tears? Read the whole article carefully.
Prevention is better than cure
Is it possible to prevent cracks and tear? The answer is, most of the cases it is preventable. One more thing is, prevention will cost you less than repairing damaged one. So, the question is how? Well, the follow the following tips and tricks to prevent your leather from unwanted damage.
Protect from the sun
Direct sunlight for a longer period on cars leather interior is the prime cause of crack and faded color. So, always try to park your car under a shaded area. If that is not possible then protect your car windshield from a sun shield.
Do not put sharp and larger object on the seats
Most tears and scratch occurred due to sharp and heavy object. So, always avoid putting metal tools, sharp objects on the seats of your car. If there is necessary to put such objects then you can use a thick cloth-like blanket.
Take care of seats regularly
To prevent unwanted circumstances cleaning your seats regularly is a mandatory job. A good cleaner that is made for leather objects is needed to take good care. After every cleaning process uses leather conditioner. Conditioner will make it flexible and that can prevent crack.
Let’s proceed to the repairing part.
Repairing cracks and tears
It is not that tough you are thinking. With the help of repairing kits, it can be done easily. But keep in mind that once you found damage on seats then do not waste your time to repair it. Otherwise, the damaged part will be bigger and bigger day by day. So, repairing quickly it will prevent the inner part and you will don’t have to buy the whole seat.
List of necessary equipment needed
- Mild hot water.
- Dishwashing soap.
- Microfiber and cleaning cloth.
- Rectified spirit.
- Soft sandpaper
- Repair kit for leather.
For crack leather use car leather repair or patch. Before buying kits, ensure that the color matches with the cracked leather.
At the beginning use mild hot water and dishwashing soap to clean the cracked area. Soak well the affected part. Then rag the cloth to use rectified spirit on that cracked area. Wipe carefully and let it dry that part with the help of microfiber cloth.
Now it is time to sand the area gently with sandpaper. Again, dry it with the microfiber cloth. The next job is to use the repair kit. Before using repair kit read the given instruction. Now apply the liquid leather according to given instruction. Color matching is mandatory. So, use the dye until it matches.
The final part is to let it completely dry. while drying note that the car window must be closed to prevent entering dust on the repaired area.
Necessary equipment for repairing tears:
- Scissors and leather needle.
- Leather thread, leather putty and leather dye, all are should be matching.
- Matching leather strip.
Two possible ways that can repair tears. One is stitched the tears part and another is using color matched leather piece to attached over or under the affected area.
For stitching, you will have to use scissors, needle, thread, and thimble. At first, cut the loose thread from the area. Start from underside to sewing the two parts with needle and thread. Make a strong knot for the very first loop and use the thimble to push the needle. Tightly stitch together both broken part. At the finishing line, again make a strong knot. So that, the thread can’t be visible or less visible.
To insert leather strip, use the scissors to cut the loose thread from the affected area. Matched leather strip from the underside of that broken part. You can also put it from the upper side. Now stitch the piece of leather with the car’s leather. To stitch follow the above-mentioned process.
Other than stitching you can use adhesive to stick them together.
So, you may find the answer to the question how to repair leather car seats with cracks and tears? The above method will help you to repair your car seats. It is better to prevent damaged and after repairing use the prevention method to keep seats safe.
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