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April 14, 2020

Although there are many possible ways to repair large tear in leather car seat yet the method with a repair kit is the most celebrated. To be straightforward, it’s the most effective one. Want to learn how to accomplish this popular method of repairing? Then, stick to us till the end.  

How to repair large tear in leather car seat with a repair kit

Step 1:

The first and foremost duty of you is to look for a leather repair kit that is essentially manufactured by the same company of your car. In case, the company doesn’t produce something like a repair kit then you will move on. Your second yet important duty is to find a repair kit with the same color of your car upholstery.

Step 2:

Take a clean rag piece and a small pot of soap-mixed water. Be serious about the mildness of the soap, otherwise it may cause additional although gradual damage to the seat. However, dip the rag piece into the pot water and mop the torn area well. Keep mopping until you feel like all the dirt and grime are gone.

Step 3:

Does the torn part feature hanging threads? Then, take a sharp scissors to trim those threads properly. Don’t dare leave those untrimmed; otherwise your next steps are going to be tougher.

Step 4:

Have a piece of backing cloth. Insert it gently in the back of the torn part. Is it placed well? Now, take the glue from the collection of the repair kit. Apply the glue on the edges of the torn part. Leave the part untouched for some time to let the glue dry up naturally. Make sure that a good bond is created between the edges and the backing cloth. 

Step 5:

Take a palette knife and a pot of leather filler. Use the knife to take up a bit of filler and apply it onto the visible part of the backing cloth. Once a layer of filler is applied, you must take some time to let the filler dry up naturally. Repeat the process until you find the filler is overlapping the leather.

Step 6:

Has the filler dried up well? Now, have a sanding block that features a fine-grit. Rub it all over the dried up filler to sand down the extra layer. Be careful here otherwise, you may end up rubbing the main leather part. Another vital matter here is that you should prefer a sanding block to a sandpaper to have better control.

Step 7:

Using a damp clean rag mop the sanded down area so that no particle of filler is left over the leather. Let the mopping part dry up naturally.

Step 8:

It’s the time for applying colorant. Take the clean rag piece and dip it into the colorant or pour down the colorant over it. Rub the rag piece all over the filler. After the application of one single layer, wait for some time so that the layer can dry up on its own. Repeat the process until you find that the filler is completely invisible and the color matches with that of your leather.

Step 9:

To prevent the colorant from rubbing off apply a little amount of sealant all over it using a clean rag piece. Don’t sit over the seat before the sealant is completely dried up.

Final words

In the end, we are left with one more vital piece of advice for you. And that is - you must be sure of the high quality of the repair kit. Otherwise, you yourself will be responsible for the deteriorated condition of the leather.