Portland and Beaverton Vinyl and Leather Repair
- Repair of small holes, rips, and tears in vinyl and leather.
- Recoloring of vinyl, leather, and plastic.
- Repair of cuts, scratches, and discoloration in plastic trim pieces.
- Repair cigarette burns in cloth, vinyl, and leather upholstery and headliners.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Are your repairs permanent? It depends on the location of the repair. If we repair a dashboard, expect it to be permanent. But if we re-dye a leather driver’s seat, the dye will wear off from heavy use just like the factory dye did, at about the same rate.
- Can you match color exactly? Yes. We can always match color exactly.
- Can you match texture exactly? Not always. Vinyl has a synthetic grain to simulate leather. It can’t be matched perfectly, but we can get an acceptable match with spray texture. Same for plastic–it has many different textures. We can’t match them perfectly, but with spray texture can “blend” our repairs and get an acceptable result.
- Can I clean the items you repair? Not for 48 hours, but we use a crosslinker that makes our dyes resistant to cleaning chemicals after that.
- Should I replace or repair my item? Some items are inexpensive enough that it’s more economical to simply buy new ones. Bring your car to our shop or send digital photos and we can advise you.
- Vinyl and leather repair. Clean repair area. Back patch with fiberglass insert for repair strength. Apply vinyl/leather filler and heat to cure. Texturize with spray texture or silicone mold. Clean. Color match and spray catalyzed dye. Heat dry to cure.
- Plastic repair. Clean repair area. Sand repair area. Fill with appropriate plastic filler. Clean. Texturize. Color match and spray catalyzed plastic dye. Heat dry to cure.
- Cigarette burn repair. Cut away charred area. Apply small amount of glue to hole. Apply color-matched velour to hold with palette knife. Spray airborne adhesive over repair area. Spray atomized velour powder over repair area. Seal with Fitzgerald’s velour sealant.
- By estimate. See examples below.
Repair cigarette burn. $40. 1 hour.
Repair console – Jeep Cherokee. $95. 4 hours.
Sand and redye leather seat bolster. $95. 1.5 hours.
Repair door trim: BMW 328i. $75. 1 hour.