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This was a very badly cracked and worn leather seat on an old 3 series BMW M3. Its owner wanted to stop any further wear taking place thus extending the life of the seat. Smart Repair on badly worn BMW leather seat

BMW M3 worn leather seatBMW M3 repaired leather seat

The seat was thoroughly cleaned, the cracks were filled and the leather was recoloured with specialised smart repair materials. If this had been a newer vehicle then a replacement leather panel would have been the best option but the owner simply wanted to extend its life at minimum cost.
     
This was a three year old vehicle with a worn leather seat.




This damage was caused by closing the door on the seat belt buckle. We see a lot of this type of damage.

Range Rover Sport leather seat & door panel

Range Rover worn leather seatRange Rover repaied leather seat
Range Rover damaged trim door panelRange Rover repaired trim door panel

Once the repairs to the seat and the door panel were completed the vehicle looked great.





This type of repair in soft vinyl is probably the most difficult to obtain a truly invisible repair but as you can see this was achieved.

     
This is typical scuffed bumper damage on the textured area of the bumper. Grey Textured bumper on a Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai damaged bumperNissan Qashqai repaired bumper

The damage was repaired and the corner was retextured and refinished to the original colour.
     

Black coating peeling away near steering wheel switches. Many X5's are prone to this problem, caused by abrasion during repeated use of the switches.

Masking applied to other parts of steering wheel. A tricky operation which is time consuming around the switches but essential to obtain a perfect repair.


Black coating peeling off easily so careful feathering and sealing of the edges was required.

 

BMW X5 Steering wheel wear damage

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BMW steering wheel repairBMW steering wheel repair
BMW steering wheel repairBMW steering wheel repair

Careful masking of dashboard to avoid overspray. A real problem on a windy day. These repairs are always done outdoors in natural light.



Masking carefully removed to reveal the finished repair.




Repair completed without disturbing the airbag and electrical connections.
     
The cigarette burn was highly visible on an otherwise very clean car. Peugeot 1007 cigarette burn repair

Peugeot seat cigarette burn repairPeugeot seat cigarette burn repair
Repair completed and the car is ready for sale or return to the hire company.
     

Surface coating peeling off on top section of steering wheel.

Peugeot 308 Steering Wheel damage

Peugeot worn steering wheelPeugeot steering wheel repair

Damaged coating repaired, retextured and refinished to original colour.
     
Deep cut in vinyl section of O/S/R door trim panel
Vauxhall Astra rear door trim panel repair

Vauxhall damaged trim door panelVauxhall repaired trim door panel
Damaged vinyl repaired, retextured and refinished to original colour.
     


Large hole and scuff marks in O/S/F door panel caused by closing the door on the seat belt buckle.

Honda CRV front door trim panel repair

Honda damaged trim door panelHonda repaired trim door panel
Large hole repaired, retextured and refinished to original colour.
     

Unsightly cigarette burn in the centre of the N/S/F seat.

Kia Sedona front seat cigarette burn repair

Kia seat cigarette burnKia seat cigarette burn repair

This was the only damage in this vehicle and was done by a passenger. Once it was repaired the owner was very relieved.
     


This BMW 320 had a badly scratched handle on the O/S/F door panel. The damage was probably caused by the driver's ring or jewellery marking the handle.

BMW 320 scratched door handle repair

BMW scratched trim door handleBMW scratched trim door handle repair


This damage was very apparent as the door was opened. This was hampering the sale of the vehicle. After the repair was completed the vehicle was sold very quickly.
     

Badly scuffed and worn leather bolster, we see a lot of this type of damage to relatively new cars.

BMW Mini worn leather bolster repair

BMW Mini worn leather seatBMW Mini worn leather seat repaired


We always advise car owners to have this type of damage repaired at an earlier stage and not allow it to get to this level of damage to the leather surface.
     


Deep gouge in textured area of N/S/F front bumper. Masking applied to protect red painted area of bumper.

Citroen C4 Textured bumper repair

Citroen damaged textured bumperCitroen damaged textured bumper repaired

Damaged area sanded, filled, retextured and refinished to original colour.
     
This was a 10 year old Honda Civic with a badly worn & creased leather seat. The owner did not want to go to the expense of a replacement leather panel or replacing the entire seat cover.
Honda Civic Worn O/S/F Leather seat repair

Honda worn leather seat 
A smart trim repair extended the life of the seat for a few more years at minimum expense and without the loss of the vehicle to the trimming shop.
     
Some nasty deep gouges in the top of the vinyl door panel.
Vauxhall Astra O/S/R door panel repair

Vauxhall damaged trim door panelVauxhall repaired trim door panel 
A smart trim repair soon restored the appearance of the vehicle .
     
Unsightly burn in an otherwise very clean vehicle.
Peugeot 207 cigarette burn repair

Peugeot seat cigarette burn repairPeugeot seat cigarette burn repaired  
Repair completed.
     
Another example of damage caused by closing the door on the seat belt buckle.
Range Rover Vogue door panel repair

Range Rover damaged trim door panelRange Rover repaired trim door panel  
A common problem rectified using Smart Repair at a fraction of the combined cost of a new door panel plus fitting.
     
Large areas of the top surface of the leather missing in the top section of the steering wheel.
BMW Mini Steering wheel repair

BMW worn steering wheelBMW worn steering wheel repair  
We are seeing an increasing number of this type of damage to steering wheels.
     

Another example of door handle damage, but this one is peeling not scratched as shown in the other repair above. Again, probably started by damage from rings or bracelets on the driver's hand.

BMW 320 door grab handle repair

BMW peeling trim door panelBMW repaired peeling trim door panel  
Also seeing more and more of this type of damage on a variety of vehicles. The handle is not usually available separately so a repair is much cheaper than a replacement door panel.
     

 

Very badly damaged textured rear bumper on a Citroen Berlingo. The plastic bumper has been heavily indented and the plastic distorted and stretched.

Citroen Berlingo textured rear bumper repair

Badly damaged Citroen Berlingo rear bumperRepair to badly damaged Citroen Berlingo rear bumper  
The original shape of the bumper was restored, followed by retexturing and refinishing to match the original colour.
     

Another example of damage caused by closing the door on the seat belt buckle. This was a 57 plate Discovery and the door panel was particularly badly damaged.

Land Rover Discovery door panel repair

Land Rover Discovery damaged door trim panelLand Rover Discovery repaired door trim panel  
This repair took a while to repair because of the extent of the damage, but well worth it, a replacement panel would have cost £540
     

 

Badly cracked dashboard on 11 plate Renault Megane.

Renault Megane cracked dashboard repair

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Tricky repair due to its close proximity to the smooth plastic of the heater control panel.
     
Nasty gouge on the textured portion of the rear bumper on a VW Passat.
VW Passat textured rear bumper repair

VW Passat textured rear bumper repairVW Passat textured rear bumper repair  
The gouge was repaired by plastic welding and then textured and refinished to the original colour.
     
Numerous chunks of vinyl been damaged by rear passengers entering & exiting the rear seats.
Land Rover Discovery centre console damage

Land Rover Discovery centre console damageLand Rover Discovery centre console damage  
A tricky repair as the vinyl is quite thin and the repairs are not easily feathered but vehicle now ready for the forecourt.
     
This ex motability vehicle had a steering wheel knob clamped to the wheel as shown producing a large indent on the front and rear of the wheel.
Peugeot Partner steering wheel repair

Peugeot Partner steering wheel repairPeugeot Partner steering wheel repair  
The repair was carried out without removing the steering wheel. The rear indent proved to be the most tricky because of limited access.