How to repair cuts and holes in leather Minor damages can easily be repaired with Flüssigleder (a german product). The Flüssigleder is a tinted putty for repairing small holes, cracks, deeper scratches and breaks in leather. Flüssigleder fills and sticks such damage remains after drying, soft and flexible. Preparation - Flüssigleder is suitable only for damages in the leather. Scratches and traces that are only in the ink layer of the leather, do not require treatment with Flüssigleder. Here, the smoothing of the sanding pad and a color matching with leather are fresh enough. - Flüssigleder after drying has always been a smooth and shiny surface. To make the repair invisible to the damaged area must be aligned after a repair with leather Fresh in matching color. The leather Fresh repeatedly dabbed with a sponge and dry with a hair dryer until the desired coverage is achieved. - The repair jobs before processing with our leather degreasing cleaning petrol thoroughly to remove old care remains. - Rough, scratches and broken edges before processing with our sanding pad to smooth leather. - Perform Flüssiglederreparaturen with hardened leather ever before treatment with Altleder Softener. The replenishing would otherwise reduce the liability of the Flüssigleders. Procedure The Flüssigledertube has a removable cap. Remove the cap and fill with the Flüssigleder the damaged areas. Evenly with a spatula, the Flüssigleder. After drying, depending on the interval 1 to 2 hours. Repeat until the repair is as smooth and filled. For major damage, it is sometimes not possible to obtain only by smoothing the surface of the repair evenly and beautifully smooth. These damaged areas must then be reworked. Flüssigleder but can not be dry ground. That would damage the repair site. In cases where there is a smoothing of the repair area is required, it can with the GLD - are carried out pen. The GLD - solution dissolve the top layer of repair compound, so that the surface can be easily reworked. The lid of the GLD - open and push the felt-tipped pen several times, so that it felt with the GLD - soaking solution. If the felt is too wet, blot the excess with a cloth. Then with the stylus gently dissolve the dried Flüssiglederreparatur and smooth surface and allow to dry again. Alternatively, the repair site can be reworked with the sanding pad after the partial solution to the GLD - Pen. Both methods are used to smooth out a repair. Always work carefully and with a little GLD - solution. If work is too wet, "blurs" the repair site. In this way you can repair remodeling until you are satisfied with the outcome. A leather structure can be repaired only with a Prägematte. Such work should be carried out, but by a specialized company. Usually the leather in the damaged area is smooth, so that a character is not even necessary. The felt tip of the GLD - pin can be removed with impurities or wear and will be turned over newly employed. Especially with a color change should be made this change. Flüssiglederreparaturen must be modified with leather nachgetönt Fresh colors to compensate for color and brightness differences. To cover the Flüssigleder sufficient should the leather Fresh repeatedly dabbed with a hair dryer in between dried. The leather will maintain one days later with a leather protector. A hole with a lack of leather Holes should first be strengthened on the back by Gegenkleben. This one uses thin fabric and leather adhesive. Then a piece of leather of the original cot in an inconspicuous place and cut off to size for insertion. Subsequently, the matching-cut piece of leather with our leather adhesive paste. It is visible from the top outer edges of the Flüssigleder as described above. A crack in the leather Leather who have been torn down, must first be examined to determine whether the ball should instead be replaced. In particular, long cracks in old and brittle leathers or cracks in the most polluted areas are often not repairable or not last long after the repair. We recommend Rissreparaturen only still stable leathers and crack lengths of only a few centimeters. Small cracks that are not under tension, first with our leather clog glue temporarily thrust on collision. Then the crack as described above, to conclude with Flüssigleder. Cracks, which are under tension should be hinterklebt with thin fabric. For very large cracks and very brittle leathers can put every 3-4 inches with a suture knot down. Then cover up the thread with the Flüssigleder. Left and right of the crack (where the leather is not too brittle to be pierced), a hole and sewing with a looping Rundnadel. The knot on the back and put in together only to blow on impact of the crack. For large cracks in effected areas or in general weak or hardened leather but should be better replaced with new leather.