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Old 05-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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Ripped my baby's seat pretty bad

Putting on the new plates... had screwdriver in my back pocket and climbed in. Big 1 inch tear in the front seat. So pissed.

What's the recommended technique for repairing this? Right now it's the only blemish on the whole car.



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Not a problem---get some color coded masking tape, cover the hole and then find a beaded Pakistani taxi drivers seat covers---case closed!!
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Bummer. Maybe try some fabric/leather glue from the craft store to put it back together. Your wife/gf will know where to buy this stuff. Good luck and post a pic of the fix.
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Take it to a car upholstery place that works with leather. I bet they can fix it or do something with it to make it much better. I needed some minor interior work done with our Volvo and was amazed with what they can do.
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^This, don't attempt DIY repair with Elmer's glue or whatever else was suggested because I guarantee you it'll just end up looking worse in the end or tearing even more.

Or if you want to get the insurance money for your car, I have a few guys that can help you out, capisce?
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Cut out the panel and replace or buy new seat back cover from MB. Dont' carry screwdrivers in back pocket, that's not the first to be damaged. Mine was in 1964 I learned that lesson but much cheaper in a 58 Ford pulled out of scrap yard I was driving.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:57 AM
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I've used the leather/vinyl repair kits from the auto store (soft clay like plastic, leather textured sections, and a heating element to set it), and if were on the non-perforated portion I would tell you to go for it, but the perforated is more difficult to blend. Take it to a pro shop and they'll fix it no problem.
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Carefully push the flap back in place push the fibers as close as you can get them. Go to "HOBBY" shop and buy Superglue THIN with the capillary tube applicator. Put small amount of superglue in applicator and allow it to wick on the tear. DON"T pour

Superglue from the hobby shop is much faster acting that from the grocery blister pack.

IF you wick it correctly it will ONLY bond the tear line and a very small amount is needed. My guess only one normal drop will to the total job. Using a capillary tube you can add very tiny pin head dropplets that will wick into the tear before it sets.

CAUTION the hobby shop THIN can set in 1 - 3 seconds. This might be good enough for a repair. I did this on my Truck Limited seats 5 years ago and it is still in place.
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Whip up some contact cement for that sucker
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Yet another thread without closure :(

Originally Posted by mampersat View Post
Putting on the new plates... had screwdriver in my back pocket and climbed in. Big 1 inch tear in the front seat. So pissed.

What's the recommended technique for repairing this? Right now it's the only blemish on the whole car.



So very, very sad,
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Ever get this repaired and what was the result? Would be nice to see a photo of the fix so we can all be amazed
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Very thin super glue (from hobby) shop with a capillary tube will work as I described.
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Yet another thread without closure

Ever get this repaired and what was the result? Would be nice to see a photo of the fix so we can all be amazed


I think we will have closure in his next thread.


Post #1 Does anyone know if this is good car
Post #2 Does anyone know an idea for a vanity plate
Post #3 Does anyone know how to fix a ripped seat after putting on plate


Post #4 should be something like "Does anyone know how to get your butt unstuck from the supper glue used to fix a small tear in the drivers seat?"


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OEM seat covers are relatively inexpensive for a luxury car. The bottoms and seat backs are $500 each. For a perfect repair, this is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by N_Jay View Post
I think we will have closure in his next thread.


Post #1 Does anyone know if this is good car
Post #2 Does anyone know an idea for a vanity plate
Post #3 Does anyone know how to fix a ripped seat after putting on plate


Post #4 should be something like "Does anyone know how to get your butt unstuck from the supper glue used to fix a small tear in the drivers seat?"



I would like to answer #2 for $500

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Ever get this repaired and what was the result? Would be nice to see a photo of the fix so we can all be amazed
I haven't done anything to repair it yet, and it hasn't torn any more. I'll update if I do fix. I'm thinking about the superglue repair. I called a local shop and they want $275 to replace the panel.

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275 is not a bad deal really when all things are considered... I would just get it fixed right the first time.
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Never tried anything to fix the tear, and after 4 yrs and about 60k miles it never got any worse. Sadly, that car got totaled last month and I replaced it with another 2006 E500 with the same mileage and no tears.
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