Repaired cigarette burn shown at actual size
While not invisible, cigarette burns and rips on areas of the seat which receive a large amount of wear can be repaired in such a way that makes them durable and hardwearing, while greatly improving the appearance of your car's upholstery.

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Repairs to seats, carpets,
vehicle headlining,
dashboards and plastic trim.

The problem with rips in upholstery is that they keep on ripping, they get worse. It's important to have damage to seats repaired as soon as possible, because this kind of repair is seldom completely invisible, so the smaller the area of damage, the smaller the area of repair. On areas other than seats, such as door panels and headlining, invisible mending is possible by using special techniques to fill the damaged area with replacement fibres. This is only recommended for areas which do not receive much wear.

Upholstery Cosmetic Repair


First Single Repair £38.01 *
Second Repair £33.00 *

We can also repair holes, gouges and discolouration of interior plastic trim, repair and recolour carpets; clean, repair and condition leather; and repair vinyl.

Torn interior
Mended interior
This fairly common kind of tear on a car seat is in a position which is obvious and visible and makes an otherwise clean car look tatty.
After repair, this damage was almost invisible. Although the photo looks wonderful, the stitching is actually on the outside. For higher value cars this level of repair is not acceptable and we recommend contacting an upholster or trimmer who will remove fabric and repair it from inside. [link]

See more photos of interior and upholstery repairs here [link]

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