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stevenlung
07-31-2007, 11:38 AM
The hole is about 5mm big, is there any way to fix it?

Thx

PlatMS6
07-31-2007, 11:43 AM
Upgrade to leather covers :p

bubba1983
07-31-2007, 11:47 AM
and dont smoke in the car

EvilEric
07-31-2007, 11:57 AM
Does it look like the hole will rip or expand easily? You might have to patch it.

stevenlung
07-31-2007, 12:00 PM
LOL, come on guys, i heard some shop can stitch it up if the hole isn't too big, also i heard some upholstery repair shop has ways to fix it, do u guys know any shops like that? or is there way to DIY?

stevenlung
07-31-2007, 12:04 PM
Does it look like the hole will rip or expand easily? You might have to patch it.

I don't think the hole will expand, it's just a surface burn (nothing like a deep hole), the green padding inside isn't burn, but i can clearly see it thru the 5mm hole.

EvilEric
07-31-2007, 12:13 PM
Then if you don't want people to easily see the green padding, find some similar looking cloth and fill up the hole.

KenYork
07-31-2007, 01:37 PM
LOL, come on guys, i heard some shop can stitch it up if the hole isn't too big, also i heard some upholstery repair shop has ways to fix it, do u guys know any shops like that? or is there way to DIY?

Where did you hear about these shops? I don't think it would be cheap. Try looking in the FS threads.. I know there are some threads from earlier this year selling their OEM seat covers. Maybe they still have em lying around.

stevenlung
07-31-2007, 01:55 PM
Where did you hear about these shops? I don't think it would be cheap. Try looking in the FS threads.. I know there are some threads from earlier this year selling their OEM seat covers. Maybe they still have em lying around.

From a frd's frd, that's what i heard b4, cuz he told me he got it fixed by a shop or something, but that guy left TO and I don't contact with him anymore, that's y I'm asking u guys do u know anything like this?

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=15499.0

sp3GT
07-31-2007, 04:29 PM
A little off topic but I have a burn outside just below the windshield, you know the plastic part were the wipers are. Some tard at work left an unfinished cigarette there.

No way to fix that rite?

Skarbro
07-31-2007, 05:01 PM
Just stitch one of these over it:

http://scifipatch.bizland.com/SBL04.jpg

But seriously - Sounds like this has to be professionally fixed. Call around some shops that do upholstery work.

KenYork
07-31-2007, 05:32 PM
See if he still has covers. (http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=14076&highlight=seat+covers)

dekz26
03-24-2012, 05:18 PM
try fibrenew.com and fill out an estimate with photo.... im pretty sure they have someone in kw area that does repairs for them so good luck

Lockdown
03-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Pretty easy to fix burns if small in fabric and have it looking pretty good till close inspection.

Try using a lint shaver, this will get you the repair material needed, then use some fabric glue, use the collected lint in stages and go light on the glue where possible.

SonicBoy
03-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Very good advice Lockdown. Never would have thought of that.

Lockdown
03-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Helps get the colour right and if light enough with the glue, it won't look too bad and will still move ok

pkaczmar
03-29-2012, 01:17 PM
I had a massive 3/4" burn hole in my back seat from some shmuck. Get it professionally done. The lint shaver and glue process is exactly what the guy did but obviously he knew what he was doing used and exacto to lay the lint down and make the lines look similar to the rest of the material. If you want your seat to look new get a pro. Sorry I can't help with a contact # but this happened to me years ago. GL