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Old 7th July 2009, 01:12   #1
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Hi Guys, so I was smoking merrily on my way to work through Aarey colony and this place can get windy, so I lean my hand out to flick the ash and the next thing I know the cigarette has made its way to the back seat. By the time I could stop the car and get the cig, there was a prominent burn, a hole rather on the leather. It looks unsightly.

Now is there any way to repair this? Anyone in the Andheri Goregaon Malad area I can take it to?
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Old 7th July 2009, 01:31   #2
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Shouldn't be too tough to find someone to 'darn' the leather. If its black leather it'll be easier to find matching fabric.Sometimes upholstery workers use some of the fabric from other areas of the seat cover,so the results look much better.
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you gave the seat cover a smokers hole, Get it patched, but it will be visible slightly IMHO.

Edit: have a few on mine, but as its a towel cover over originals, it gets changed with much ease on pocket.

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That's a relief. I had asked around and most folks said leather cannot be repaired. But a google search throws up interesting results so I thought someone here will be in the know Its light grey.
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Light grey might be a bit hard to match,since the shades vary a lot. But trust me,there's gotta be someone out there who can match things and do a good job. My cousin had leather upholstery in an orange-red shade, and even that was easy to find when he needed some touch up work done.
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I can recall of 2 options for the patch.
1). Leather piece will be Glued. (usually called "solution" by seat repair walas)
2). Patch would be Stitched.

I think 1st option would be better.

If you don't find same color, use a flower or something and add another to opposite side, will give a balanced look.
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Thank god the lit end of a cigarette fell inside the car and only burned a seat, rather than fly straight into a biker coming behind this car.
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Thank god the lit end of a cigarette fell inside the car and only burned a seat, rather than fly straight into a biker coming behind this car.
This is dangerous and should be avoided. It would be better if you used the ash tray in the car for the ash rather than flick the ash out of the window. It will help prevent potential accidents on our already hazardous roads.
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Sorry to offend others' sensibilities, but I've been smoking inside my car(s) and flicking ash out of the window for the last 8 years. Using the car ashtray leaves a musty smell hanging inside the car for a long time. Inconvenient if you have non-smoker parents using the same car!

Coming to topic, this sort of thing has happened once each on my M800 (now sold) and Indica. Both have black art leather interiors. Raul, what colour is the leather on your seat? If its black, dark tan or any other darker shade, I can suggest a very cheap way of repairing it. Just take your car to a good cobbler. He'll charge some 50-100 bucks and get it "darned" in a very clean manner. Just the faint outline of the stitching will be visible. Saves you a lot of money as compared to taking it to a specialist leather seat maker.

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