Leather, Fabric, Vinyl and Interior Plastic Repairs
Leather has been used to cover car seats for centuries. However, in the last few years it has become increasingly common to see most cars with leather & vinyl seats. Unfortunately, due to use and over time leather gets scuffed. Light coloured seats tend to get dye transfer from denim and other clothing. Cigarette burns, key scratches and other minor damage is unavoidable. However, what most people don’t know is that scuffs, colour fading and most other damages on leather can be fixed.
At Premier Smart Repair & Detailing Specialists, we specialise in repairing rips, tears, scratches on leather & vinyl. We can touch up faded and scuffed bolsters and also undertake full scale restoration work and get your seats looking like new again. Having tested various products in the market over the years, we have now chosen the excellent Colourlock range of products for leather care, repair & restoration.
We have successfully attended and completed their 2 day training course following which we have taken a lot of time to ensure our skill set is up to date and we now follow their latest techniques to get the best repair done on leather.
Colourlock products are manufactured in Germany and are supplied to many OEM’s worldwide. Our skill set, professionalism and the desire to do the best for our customers means we choose to work only with the best products for the job. If you have any issues with other parts of the interior, whether that be leather, vinyl or plastic – please give us a call so we can advise on the best course of action. While you are here, feel free to check out our gallery of before and after photos of previous work done for our customers.
Cigarette burns are tricky. These days many seats cannot be recovered as the fabric is chemically bonded to the foam padding. This leaves two options: complete replacement or a smart repair. I replace the burnt fibres with new ones using a unique matching system to match the original fabric pattern as close as possible and making the repair almost invisible to the naked eye.
Interior vinyl, leather and velour upholstery seats, carpet or door trims which have become torn, scuffed or damaged can be quickly repaired at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Special repair techniques and materials are used to repair minor tears and holes. Special water-based paints are then used to restore the original colour to as good as new.
Plastic trim that has become scuffed or scraped can be repaired using a compatible filler which is then textured and finished with a matching colour to ensure the repair matches the original. Sometimes a graining texture will have to be added to replicate the original finish but this generally can only be achieved on a small area of damage.