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DIY Leather Repair Trick

The ol’ sandpaper and super glue leather repair trick is DIY and affordable with pro results as demonstrated in the video below.

Check out newer, better videos of how to repair cat scratch damage or a leather steering wheel using this same method.

Video Contents:

  • 0:24 – Why you may need a subpatch
  • 0:38 – Cutting the subpatch and rounding the corners
  • 1:05 – Inserting the subpatch
  • 1:44 – Gluing the patch to the leather
  • 3:20 – Demonstration of the Sandpaper Super Glue trick
  • 5:01 – Re-finishing the leather using Rub ‘n Restore® Walnut color

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CAUTION: Studies of workers in shoe factories and tanneries show sufficient evidence that exposure to leather dust causes sinonasal cancers, so wear a mask.

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