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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: How to get compression marks out of rear seat leather? Reply with quote

I foolishly left some heavy books on the back seats. They have left dents in the leather. Does anybody have any ideas about how to go about reversing the damage. The leather surface is not abraded or marked, just dented where the foam underneath has compressed and allowed the leather to stretch. Thanks
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a hair dryer job from memory. YouTube is your friend on this one
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you’ll need to get some heat onto the marks. I did the same thing when I put a small carry on suitcase on the back seat frustrated

I used a heat gun on the lowest setting and got about 80% of it out before losing my nerve thinking I was about to burn the leather.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks for the helpful comments
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They use my steam irons in Aston Martin production but they have teflon shoes on to reduce he contact temp.
So if you do use an iron use a cloth or something to prevent direct contact with the sole plate.
The steam will work wonders.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat gun and you need to be carefull !!

I would use a flunky soaked in water as hot as possible then press onto the area .. manipulate the leather when warm if needed .

I say i would use .. i have done this several times in the past and gotten the results i was after.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very useful thread as I have some dents in my rear seats so will try the hair dryer and hot towel route too. thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a dent in one of my rear seats, has been there since I've had the car, tried hot towels and hair dryer but hasn't made any difference at all, maybe I'm being a bit too cautious with the heat Question
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...a soaking wet hot flunky Surprised Iain you are awful but we do love you Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't sure if people were using a wet or dry towel, I suspected the former but was nervous about introducing water into the equation.

I therefore tried the hair dryer approach first. Managed to remove/reduce 3 out of the 4 marks to the point where they don't matter any more, as hardly noticeable. One dent was deeper and 50% improved. After all the heat I rubbed in some Gliptone leather conditioner and did some massaging.

I will return to the final mark and may now try the hot towel. Hoping for a happy ending
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A note of caution. I managed to break my wife's hairdryer doing this and got into no end of trouble.

A friend used a proper heat gun.
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