3M™ Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit

3M ID B40070740
  • Kit repairs cuts, tears and burns in automotive leather and vinyl
  • Color matching guide helps customize the color
  • Textured grain papers help match coarse to smooth pattern
  • An inexpensive option for repairing minor damage
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

3M™ Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit
Repair leather and vinyl tears, burns and cuts
Repair Automotive Upholstery
3M™ Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit mends damaged car upholstery that has been cut, torn or burned. Minor damage to leather and vinyl is a common problem, but it can be easily fixed with our repair kit. Patching holes in leather and vinyl immediately improves the appearance of a car's interior and helps maintain the vehicle's value. With the complete directions that are included in the kit, it's easy to achieve a quality repair with little cost.

Customize the Color and Texture to Match Your Vehicle's Upholstery
We made our kit to help you match the leather and vinyl in your vehicle. We include a variety of colors and grain papers in the kit. You'll also find a color matching guide to help determine the correct color for your vinyl or leather. Our kit includes replacement backing fabric, seven colored intermixable repair compounds (red, blue, green, yellow, white, brown, black), assorted textured grain papers (coarse to smooth patterns), mixing cups, vinyl swatch for testing, vinyl adhesive, applicator tool, and a heat transfer tool.

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We Recommend Our 3M™ Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit for Damage on a Variety of Surfaces Including:
  • Car seats and upholstery
  • Dashboards
  • Motorcycle seats
  • Center consoles
  • Vinyl tops
  • Marine and RV upholstery
  • Furniture

  • Kit repairs cuts, tears and burns in automotive leather and vinyl
  • Color matching guide helps customize the color
  • Textured grain papers help match coarse to smooth pattern
  • An inexpensive option for repairing minor damage
  • Complete kit includes supplies, tools and directions
Customer Reviews
3M™ Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product The compounds never dried overnight and ruined one of my shirts.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never dries Terrible! Buy the kit that cures in air. Adhesive is okay, but color stays sticky and wet no matter how much or how often heat is applied. I tried the transfer tool, heat gun, and direct application of the iron multiple times and nothing worked. Customer Support just says make sure heat is 300 degrees. Whose iron has a built-in thermometer?
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money. This is junk I paid $15.00 for a kit that doesn’t work. The top color doesn’t even stay on top of the vinyl adhesive. This is not worth it. Find something else. I think the rip looked better before I applied this mess. I would like my money back but I can’t bc I already used it
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great This worked great! I had been researching vinyl/leather repair kits as I have several pieces that my kitten had gone to town on - all the kits have good and bad reviews. I wanted one that heat cured as I thought that would give best repair, so I figured for the money I would try this one. I took the advise of 2 other reviewers and made sure to precisely fill the scratches and used the iron directly over the texture patch (I did try the included heat transfer tool, but then decided to just use iron directly being super careful not to burn the leather). The instructions tell you to heat to 300 degrees - my iron only has fabric setting so I used the synthetic setting. The hardest part is mixing the color to match - so far I've done my off white / beige recliner - I used white with a little brown, yellow and smidgen black to get correct color. Most of the scratches are unnoticeable. For those who endeavor to use this, my advise is if there is a piece of the original leather pealed up or pulled back, try to preserve as much of it as you can - put the paint on the scratched part and reposition the flap then gentle press it into place with the provided spatula. Put the texture patch over and iron - it will blend in perfectly. I also used toothpicks to apply the paint and q-tips to clean around area (sometime my finger lightly). It is time consuming process, but well worth the effort. I happen to like fixing things and have an art background (bachelors in architecture) which definitely helped. Next I'm gonna tackle Burgundy dining chairs!
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This stuff NEVER dries!! EVER. I paid a lot of money for this kit. Tried it several times..on the seat of my Lexus and on two chairs. Followed the directions TO A TEE. The adhesive and the patch parts are fine, but then you apply the color compound, the 'grain sheet' and apply heat, let cool, remove, RUINED...REDO...REPEAT...I would recommend this to my daughter's ex best friend whole's dating her boyfriend, and her ex boyfriend. That's about all.1
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, takes time Overall worked good! hardest part is matching your color, took me a couple tries. Use the iron on the drying process, that little piece of metal and stick will take you forever. Cover the whole grain piece in tape as well as the area you're working around. I used blue painters tape and works well. Just make sure you don't touch the iron directly to your leather/vinyl, keep the pointed end of the iron on the grain match piece. I've repaired mutliple areas now without issue - just takes time.
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope Followed directions - did not work. No grain transferred. Color did not dry/cure. Tears did not fill well. Waste of time and money.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Product! Bad 3M, Bad Bought this last week at Advance Auto, would have made better use of my time and money by investing in lotto tickets or scratch offs! I've used 3m electrical tapes and sealers for decades in the yacht building industry so thought I'd give this a try...wrong! Y'all should stick with what you're good at! The gunk that results from the application of the adhesive? is not plyable enough to properly bond the seat material for even a temporary fix. To even call this a temporary fix kit would be an exaggerated statement beneath the fine reputation of the 3m company! Please stop selling this as a repair kit and just sell it as a kids playdough type of toy! If y'all are needing to hire an experienced QC guy, just gimme a holler! Thanks for all of the other products that I've used throughout the years, keep on doing what yer doing! Just ditch this stuff!
Date published: 2019-07-31
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

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