How much money will it cost to fix a Cigarette burn in Leather seat?

My friend burnt a cigarette in the back seat and the hole is about the size of your nail (8 mm). The hole is about half an inch deep too. Do you know how much money it will cost to fix the leather seating professionally?

Who do I call to fix my problem?
And its an Infiniti Car!

Chosen Answer:

There are a couple of options I know of. First, you can take it to a car upholstery shop. What they’ll do is cut out the burn and stretch the fabric over the hole and then sew it up. This usually turns out really well, especially with velour which will help hide the damage. But it can be fairly expensive. So you might want to try a repair kit There are some relatively cheap ones that *might* work if the burn isn’t too big and if the color is pretty common. One option would be one like this:

Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit
Price: .99

Product Description
Repairs automobile upholstery carpet clothing and furniture. Matches popular colors and textures. Contains: 7 cups fabric repair compound in assorted colors (net 1/8 fl. oz.) 2 cups fabric air dry adhesive (net 1/8 fl. oz.) screen applicator application spatula mixing bottle instruction card with color-matching chart. Suggested Applications:Automotive and home fabric upholstery and carpet clothing
http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-25247-Fabric-Repair-Kit/dp/B0007TQWKQ/

Or there are some that are slightly more expensive that might do the job, too, like this one:

Cloth, Velour, and Cigarette
Burn Repair Kit .95 + S&H

Kit Includes:

Your pre-selected auto interior color fibers. And additional tinting fibers.
1 Tub of cloth bond blemish fill.
1 Bottle of lock down stay adhesive.
1 pallet knife
Create your print pencils if your seat has print.

The way those kits usually work is that you kind of mask the burn by filling it in with their product. It usually helps but it’s not as good an option as a professional.

Anyway, I hope that helps!
by: Yarik
on: 18th August 09



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#1   Yarik on 08.07.09 at 4:43 PM

There are a couple of options I know of. First, you can take it to a car upholstery shop. What they’ll do is cut out the burn and stretch the fabric over the hole and then sew it up. This usually turns out really well, especially with velour which will help hide the damage. But it can be fairly expensive. So you might want to try a repair kit There are some relatively cheap ones that *might* work if the burn isn’t too big and if the color is pretty common. One option would be one like this:

Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit
Price: $13.99

Product Description
Repairs automobile upholstery carpet clothing and furniture. Matches popular colors and textures. Contains: 7 cups fabric repair compound in assorted colors (net 1/8 fl. oz.) 2 cups fabric air dry adhesive (net 1/8 fl. oz.) screen applicator application spatula mixing bottle instruction card with color-matching chart. Suggested Applications:Automotive and home fabric upholstery and carpet clothing
http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-25247-Fabric-Repair-Kit/dp/B0007TQWKQ/

Or there are some that are slightly more expensive that might do the job, too, like this one:

Cloth, Velour, and Cigarette
Burn Repair Kit $49.95 + $10 S&H

Kit Includes:

Your pre-selected auto interior color fibers. And additional tinting fibers.
1 Tub of cloth bond blemish fill.
1 Bottle of lock down stay adhesive.
1 pallet knife
Create your print pencils if your seat has print.
http://www.interiorautorepair.com/diy/burn_repair.htm

The way those kits usually work is that you kind of mask the burn by filling it in with their product. It usually helps but it’s not as good an option as a professional.

Anyway, I hope that helps!

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