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I see this spot often has problems on our cars. I was happy when I bought this low mileage gts the material in these spots was fine. Well it’s taken 1.5 years and 2500 miles for my now 5 year old son to tear it. I’ve talked to him before about his feet being up there but he hasn’t listened much. I wish I had covered it with something.
Does any body have any advice on how to repair this? It’s a burgundy color which probably makes it tougher. Would I just get a new one? Any idea on cost? How difficult would it be to R&R that piece?
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You can use stuff like this:


or stuff called “leather edge coat”

or have an upholstery shop do it
 

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Hi

I see this spot often has problems on our cars. I was happy when I bought this low mileage gts the material in these spots was fine. Well it’s taken 1.5 years and 2500 miles for my now 5 year old son to tear it. I’ve talked to him before about his feet being up there but he hasn’t listened much. I wish I had covered it with something.
Does any body have any advice on how to repair this? It’s a burgundy color which probably makes it tougher. Would I just get a new one? Any idea on cost? How difficult would it be to R&R that piece? View attachment 144970

I think this would do the trick both the dye and the repair kit. HERE I am looking at fixing the same thing.
 

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This type of damage happens when a car cleaner drags a ribbed vacuum hose over the corner. That's how it happened to mine.
 
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We have a guy that fixes that stuff on occasion for us..It is some weird voo doo shit...He would cut that flap off and then build up that area with super glue...He then sands that area with a light sand paper and then repaints the thing..Just old dude with a pickup...Matches paint by eye..Every time I see him do it I'm like WTF..It's not perfect because of the grain, but it is close...Jason
 

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We have a guy that fixes that stuff on occasion for us..It is some weird voo doo shit...He would cut that flap off and then build up that area with super glue...He then sands that area with a light sand paper and then repaints the thing..Just old dude with a pickup...Matches paint by eye..Every time I see him do it I'm like WTF..It's not perfect because of the grain, but it is close...Jason
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That’s horrible. I’m sure you were upset.
I realised it too late and theorised on how it must have happened. My rear seat section is in otherwise pristine condition despite the car being 15 years old. Probably only 10 times have I ever had passengers in the rear this whole time.

As for getting upset, what's the point? People make mistakes. Car cleaners aren't the highest functioning people, nor are they paid enough to care, or are in a job that inspires pride in their work. The only guarantee of care is if you do everything yourself. And I try. But it's exhausting. So some of QC is a worthwhile and inevitable tradeoff for sanity.

It's all part of living with others in the world, isn't it? :)
 
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