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Old 01-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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How to fix cloth seats with burns?

Hey guys,
Does anyone know how to fix cloth seats with cig burns or hole? Any good DIY repair kits out there? I need to know ASAP! Thanks guys...
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Re: How to fix cloth seats with burns?

I'm not sure of anything besides re-upholstery.
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Re: How to fix cloth seats with burns?

Take a razor blade and scrape the seats to remove some fibers and lint. Place a dab of super glue in the burn mark and place all the fibers you collected right on top to fill them up. Let the glue dry a few minutes and trim. Its not a perfect fix but it makes things look a lot better and cheaper than reupholstering.
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Re: How to fix cloth seats with burns?

Hmmm good idea... I will maybe try it. Has anyone ever used a DIY repair kit?
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Take a razor blade and scrape the seats to remove some fibers and lint. Place a dab of super glue in the burn mark and place all the fibers you collected right on top to fill them up. Let the glue dry a few minutes and trim. Its not a perfect fix but it makes things look a lot better and cheaper than reupholstering.
Depending on the vehicle, it is sometimes possible to get the fill in fuzz from the carpet. The advantage being that you can get the material form under a seat.
Like Lasthope05 says, it isn't perfect, but it does make a defect much less noticeable.
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Re: How to fix cloth seats with burns?

I went with Dr. Vinyl. They're a franchise, and I believe they'll come out to your home and fix it. I had a couple burn holes in my driver's seat that the previous owner had left (he was a smoker, but he only had the car for a couple months). I think it cost about $30 to get those few holes repaired. I went to Dr. Vinyl's website, and came up with this contact info for Dr. Vinyl franchisees in KY:

Linda and Mike Hook
Dr. Vinyl of Louisville, KY
(502) 447-6422

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Here are a couple pics of my seat. You can kinda see where the holes were. Maybe not the best fix, but better than a couple holes in the seat.



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Re: How to fix cloth seats with burns?

Hey Ciera.... It is actually for a customer car.... not mine! But thanks...

and also..... thanks for the suggestion guys. Do you actually take a razor blaze used for shaving or just the blade alone (like the one used for box cutters?) Anyways... I will give this a try! Should I scrape the burnt fibers around the edges first? Thanks again
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Fabric Upholstery Repair Kit from Business Supply ... I was going to give this a try too...
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You'll want to use a box cuter razor. Yes you'll want to scrape the burnt fibers out first to have a good base. After you've applied the glue dont press the fibers down hard. Just place them on top and lightly pat down. Let dry and trim. Repeat if necessary.

Its similar to this process but your not gluing a piece of fabric down but the fibers themselves.

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Do you actually take a razor blaze used for shaving?
I actually used a safety razor.

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Should I scrape the burnt fibers around the edges first?
I trimmed as much of the burn area away as I could without getting into the undamaged seat fibers.

I also used a fabric cement from a fabric store rather than super glue.
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