Mercedes-Benz leather car seat repairs. This Mercedes Benz bolster had a hole in it. The customer had already tried to repair the damage themselves. Our technician arrived and began by setting up their equipment.
First the technician used 320 grit sandpaper to sand down the damaged area. After this had been done the technician used 400 grit sandpaper. This was to smooth the area. Whatever it was that the customer had used to attempt and repair it themselves was rock hard. This was inside the hole so the technician used a Stanley knife to cut out the hardness.
Once had been done the technician used 320 grit sandpaper to sand down the area. Then again using 400 grit sandpaper to smoothen it.
Once the area was completely smooth the technician began to apply filler. They applied a layer of filler and dried it using a hair dryer. After this they used the air compressor to spray a coat of leather dye. The technician used masking tape to cover the stitching to preserve its colour. The process was repeated several times to ensure it was fully filled. Each time using the sandpaper to smooth down the area.
Finally the technician used a sponge to apply texture paste. This gives the seat a texture and allows it to look grainy like the rest of it.
Now the texture paste has been applied the technician applies the final coat of lacquer.
Once completed the seat needs to be left for at least 1 hour until it is dry enough to touch. This is if the customer wishes to have a closer look at the repair however we do not recommend it. The seat should then not be used for approximately 48 hours. This depending on how much colour and filler is applied during the repair and on how much damage there was.
We advise that all leather is cleaned and protected every six months. This allows the leather to stay clean and fresh. The protection cream gives that extra barrier between the wear and tear and the seat.
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