3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit 08579
Repair leather and vinyl seats yourself!
Use the 3M Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit to repair leather and vinyl tears, burns, and cuts. The kit includes replacement vinyl, colored repair compounds, and even grain papers so you can get a near perfect match to your existing leather or vinyl. The 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit can save you the cost of getting auto seats or furniture reupholstered.
The 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit can be used on vinyl and leather seats in cars, trucks, and RVs. The kit works on both shallow cigarette burns and on deep cuts. This kit is an easy and inexpensive way to save your vinyl and leather upholstery.
The kit is designed to make repairs barely perceptible with a variety of colors and grain papers included to match the surrounding material. Most small repairs will almost disappear.
3M thought of everything when designing this kit. A piece of practice vinyl is included so you can learn how to use the kit before making the actual repair.
Don't let small tears, burns, and cuts ruin your upholstery. Use the 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit to repair the damage and restore the beauty to vinyl and leather upholstery.
The 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit works in seven steps:
Note: These directions are abbreviated. Complete directions are included with the kit.
- Clean area.
- Apply backing fabric to repairs greater than 1/4 inch.
- Apply the grain paper that most closely matches your existing leather or vinyl.
- Fill damage with the vinyl adhesive using the spatula if damage is more than 1/8 inch deep.
- Match color using the color match guide. Mix the correct color from the seven colored repair compounds.
- Apply color using the spatula to the repair.
- Heat cure the repair with the heat transfer tool.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do I match the color?
A. Follow the hints on the Color Match Guide.
Q. Is the vinyl piece included in the kit used to make a repair?
A. No, it is for practicing making a repair only.
Q. Why did the compound not cure?
A. The compound wasn’t heated thoroughly. Follow Step 7 on the practice vinyl included in the kit, and then repeat the repair.
Q. Do I need to use the filler material on every repair?
A. The filler only needs to be used on damage that is more than 1/8 inch deep.
Q. Why did the repair pull apart after one week?
A. Either the compound was not fully cured and/or the compound is too thick.
Q. Why isn’t the repair as glossy as the material I repaired?
A. Gloss can be increased by applying 3M™ Leather & Vinyl Restorer (3M- 39040).
7 Heat Cure Repair Compounds – 7 colors, 1/8 fl oz (3.7 mL) each
2 Vinyl Adhesives – 1/8 fl oz (3.7 mL) each
3 Grain Paper Packet; 3 x 3 inch (7,62 x 7,62 cm)
1 Backing Fabric; 3 x 3 inch (7,62 x 7,62 cm)
1 Practice Vinyl; 3 x 3 inch (7,62 x 7,62 cm)
1 Mixing Cup
1 Heat Transfer Tool
Color Match Guide
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June 8, 2014
This is a far too complicated procedural item. I am trying to fix a torn vinyl armrest here, not some wing insulation on the space shuttle.
Cons:Too complicated of a procedure. Save your money and tape over the rip.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
May 25, 2014
Gluing stage now. Seems like the ONLY solution out there....
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June 21, 2013
As usual, the "as seen on TV" stuff never works as seen on TV. Used this to repair tears in boat vinyl. It's been 36 hours and compound is STILL NOT DRY. I went over and over and over with both hot iron and "heat transfer tool". Forget vinyl texture. As soon as you pull of those texture papers you have gobs of goo sticking up in little pointed mounds. You have to spread it out like cake batter with the spatula and hope it drys eventually. Mine is still a sticky mess. What a freaking joke