This 2009 Volkswagen is an old vehicle in which needed some repairs to its bolster. It was also suffering from colour loss in areas as well as being severely dirty. In addition to this it also had a small tear in the seam of the bolster.
Our leather repairs began by cleaning the car seat. This was done using a scrubbing brush and leather cleaner.
After cleaning the seat thoroughly it reveals some colour loss areas that show up as pink. After this the technician uses sand paper to sand down the damaged bolster areas.
Next the technician uses leather prep and a lint free cloth to prep the seat. Now the technician stitches the burst seam on the side of the bolster.
Next the technician applies some filler and colour to the area sanding it down where necessary and drying coats off with a hair dryer. The colour is built up by thin layers each carefully dried with a hair dryer before another layer is applied. Finally once the layers have been built up the last layer of colour is applied evenly spread across the panel to ensure the repaired area correctly colour matches to the rest of the seat. Colour is also applied to the rest of the seat.
The technician then applies the final layer onto the 2009 Volkswagen car seat, this is of the lacquer which is used to seal the repairs. After the repairS have been completed the seat needs to be left for at least 1 hour until it is dry enough to touch if the customer wishes to have a closer look at the repair however we do not recommend it if you can help it. The seat should then not be used for approximately 48 hours depending on how much colour and filler is applied during the repair and on how much damage there was to repair.
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