READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE REPAIR KIT.
ALWAYS MAKE A PRACTICE REPAIR ON VINYL SAMPLE (IN KIT)
BEFORE MAKING AN ACTUAL REPAIR!
1. CLEAN THE DAMAGED AREA. Use a strong household cleaner to
remove any dirt or grime. Make sure area is dry before starting
the repair work. Trim off frayed, excess threads, or charred material
(if burn damage) with a razor or knife.
2. INSERT CLOTH BACKING FABRIC. NOTE: Very small (less than
1/4 inch) cuts, burns or holes do not require a cloth backing fabric.
If damaged area has deep depression, fill depression with plain
cotton material to even surface before using backing fabric. Cut
enclosed thin fabric cloth slightly larger than the damage. Use the
spatula to insert it into and under the damage to provide support
for the repair.
3. SELECT GRAIN PAPER. Enclosed are three (3) grain patterns: fine,
coarse and medium. Select the grain paper closest to that of your
damaged vinyl. On the top center of the grain paper draw an “X”.
4. FILL IN DAMAGE. Pierce the seal on the Adhesive and Filler tube
using the back of the cap. Squeeze out small amounts into damaged
area using spatula until surface is level. NOTE: For rips or tears,
apply adhesive under both edges and center to hold backing fabric
in place. Allow 4 hours to dry. The adhesive will shrink slightly
when dry, leaving a void which is then filled in with colored repair
5. MATCHING THE COLOR. Choose from seven (7) repair cup colors
or intermix colors by mixing small amounts of color using spatula
until right shade is achieved. Refer to color-matching chart included
for suggestions. NOTE: White will lighten colors; yellow will brighten
colors; black and dark brown will darken colors; browns can be
made from red as the base, adding black and yellow.
6. APPLYING THE COLOR REPAIR COMPOUND. Once the adhesive
is dry, use the spatula to evenly apply the repair compound into
the damaged area. NOTE: For holes or large damages, use the
spatula to cover over the adhesive with the repair compound.
Using the spatula very slightly overlap the repair compound onto
the undamaged vinyl or leather. Feather the edges to make the
surface smooth and even. DO NOT OVERFILL THE DAMAGED
AREA. When filled properly it will be smooth across the damaged
area, slightly overlapping onto the undamaged vinyl or leather.
Next, place the grain paper directly onto the wet repair compound
with the “X” positioned in the center of damage.
7. HEAT CURING THE REPAIR. The most important step in the repair
process. NOTE: Heating element required. Home iron
recommended. If using iron, preheat to the highest setting for 3-5
minutes. The heat transfer tool is the wooden dowel with the round
metal tip in the kit. To heat the transfer tool, hold the wooden
dowel and place the metal tip against the hot iron for 2-3 minutes.
IMMEDIATELY place the hot metal tip directly onto the “X” marking
on the grain paper. Rotate the heat tool in a rapid circular motion
over the “X” for 1 minute. To properly cure, heat must be applied
over grain paper on each section of repair compound. NEVER LET
IRON OR HEAT TRANSFER TOOL DIRECTLY TOUCH THE VINYL
OR LEATHER! If repair is large, reheat tool and repeat procedure
as needed. Allow approximately 1-2 minutes for grain paper to
cool. Once cooled, slowly peel off grain paper and examine the
repair. If damaged area is tacky, repeat step 7. If there are any
pinholes or spots that were not filled in properly, apply small
additional amounts of repair compound into those areas and repeat
(Do not store at temperatures above 90°F.)