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Any tips to either repair or stop leather from cracking or splitting?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by justusforus, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. justusforus

    justusforus Member Founding Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    I have an older car with beautiful white leather throughout. The passenger seat is in good shape, the back seat is perfect but the driver's seat came with some slight cracking. I do keep up with a good leather conditioner and OTHER than replacing it, does anyone know of ways to repair or slow it down a bit?
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    You can get get the cracking repaired. I don't know of any Diy kits that are good. You could look for a shop that does leather repair. They could give you quote.

    Most can be repaired. I repaired some nasty damage on the leather repair course I took.

  3. rosa

    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

    Jan 20, 2014
    I didn't know those cracks could be repaired. I've always thought that the whole wrapping would have to be replaced so there is definitely a chance that some money can be saved here.
  4. David Scott

    David Scott New Member

    Apr 6, 2014
    The is a product called "Leatherique" that I have researched extensively as I have some badly damaged leather seats in my BMW that need repairing. It is possible to fill the cracks and re-dye the leather to bring it back to great condition. Although I haven't used the product yet I will be doing so soon. Spend some time looking at what other people have achieved using the leatherique process and you may just save some money by doing the job yourself rather than getting it recovered. I was genuinely surprised by the results I saw others get. It will take time, effort and care but at least you will have the satisfaction of fixing it up yourself.
  5. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

    Jul 18, 2014
    Spanaway, Washington
    I've been curious about those crack repair kits, my 4Runne has one small crack/rip on the side of the seat. I've been wanting to fix it before it gets worse, and seen these kits. I just wasn't sure if they actually worked, or make them worse.

    I guess I should just try it, don't want that rip to get any bigger.
  6. Velvetsongs

    Velvetsongs Active Member Founding Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    As others have mentioned here, I would check into the leather repair kits that you see (sometimes advertised on TV), I think they actually might work. Only way to know for sure is to try. It's good that you are using a good leather conditioner, because leather conditioner makes a huge difference. You don't know how much of a difference until you stop using it.

    My leather seats in my car have a couple of rips in them, but nothing too major, so at this point I'm not looking in to having them fixed, but if I was, I would definitely try the cheaper method first.
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