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How to repair/hide cigarette burn?

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How to repair/hide cigarette burn?

Any suggestions on how to repair/hide a cigarette burn? Do car detailing places fix this? if so, how much?

I let my brother borrow my car and he was trying to ash out of the sunroof but missed, and burnt a small hole in the cloth. :mad:

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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yea cigarette burns are brutal...im interested in how to get these out too...might be hard though
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If your brother was smart he'd not smoke in YOUR car or at least ash out the window
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JAGpilot wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2007 2:44 pm
If your brother was smart he'd not smoke in YOUR car or at least ash out the window
Yeah i know. I specifically instructed him NOT to smoke in my car while I was away. :mad:
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A burn of any kind usually permanently destroys material/fabric. Therefore you either need to hide it somehow or replace that entire peice of material. You can't really fix it properly per se, but you may be able to hide it...

How you'd do that is all dependent on what's burned, how bad it is, what kind of material it is, etc--i.e. your particular situation.
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It can be fixed! I worked at a car dealership, last year while attending school and they had a guy come around once in a while to do interior repairs.

He could make cigarette burns disappear. Could not even tell where they used to be. He could also fix cuts in leather cloth, etc. Amazing...could not even tell where the damage used to be.

I do not know how he did it, but it can be fixed.
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ronny1980 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2007 2:31 pm
I let my brother borrow my car and he was trying to ash out of the sunroof but missed, and burnt a small hole in the cloth.
Where is the burn hole, headliner or seat?
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Whitedart wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2007 6:36 pm
Where is the burn hole, headliner or seat?
headliner.. grey cloth.
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I would like to know as well.. there was a mechanic that could hide cigarette burns using some sort of a chemical, but they went out of business and I couldn't get all of them fixed. I know there must be someone out there who can do this!
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Giving this a bump cause I'd like to know too! :)
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I hope your brother will be paying for the repair.
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bump, this just happened to me aswell not in the headliner but on the rear seat. Anyone figure out how this can be repaired?
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2007 2:50 pm
A burn of any kind usually permanently destroys material/fabric. Therefore you either need to hide it somehow or replace that entire peice of material. You can't really fix it properly per se, but you may be able to hide it...
There are guys who fix this stuff. I bought a used car from a dealership and they said the guy charged $250 to repair one burn in the fabric seat. If you look closely you can see the spot, but it's not really that noticeable.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Oct 12th, 2008 7:35 pm
There are guys who fix this stuff. I bought a used car from a dealership and they said the guy charged $250 to repair one burn in the fabric seat. If you look closely you can see the spot, but it's not really that noticeable.
$250 damn thats steep..
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