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Old 04-28-04, 04:30 PM
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Hey there, I inherited this problem when I bought the car, I know its not major, but It really annoys me everytime I step into the car. It appears that a good chunk of the vinyl on the base of the drivers seat has been ripped off. I have no clue how this happened, it came with the car. Anyone have tips of fixing this? I already one of those cheapo vinyl/leather fix kit...worst $6 ive ever spent. Could I go to some vinyl shop and order a square foot of thick vinyl of the color, or closest to it.

Any advice would help thanks

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Old 04-28-04, 04:46 PM
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You already used a vinyl repair kit and it still looks like that?

I don't think that's vinyl. If that happened my my car I'd just find the closest paint match and dab it on. It's not like you'll notice it after that's done.
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hmm, i could try that. Yeah, I used the kit, but I lost the instructions for it, so I wasnt able to match the color OR get it to dry...so I just wiped all the goo off and forgot about it
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Originally posted by Buttercup
You already used a vinyl repair kit and it still looks like that?
That is funny! I had to laugh.

Hey guys I have the same problem too, never seem to bug me but now that the subject comes up, I ll try to fix it.

I would probably clean it real good and spray it with vinyl paint.
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All you have to do is find an auto detail supplier and ask for interior match paint. a couple coats will seal off the ridges in the paint from the inconsistencies.

My best buddy works as a master detailer. this will work. carbrite sells carpet paint, upolstry paint, etc... they have a paint for everything and they even have the correct color.
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PS this is a thread about Automotive Care & Detailing so guess where it is going?

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