HERE'S A QUICK WAY TO IDENTIFY IF YOUR LEATHER REPAIR NEEDS A BACKING FABRIC
Every DIY repair is unique and some may need additional materials and tools to be completed. The Coconix Professional Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit includes a backing fabric but do you really need it? Find out here if your repair project requires the backing fabric!
There are leather items that have backing material already put in place and there are those that do not. Leather types like bonded leather are stuck to a stuck to a fiber or paper backer. You might also be confused if the damage of your leather requires a backing material or not. As you will see in the examples above, the first pictures are labeled as ‘NO BACKING FABRIC NEEDED’. Damages like peeling or flaking and cracking don’t cut through the backing material of the leather. In cases like these, you don’t have to use the backing cloth included in your leather repair kit. The pictures on the bottom are examples of repair projects that REQUIRES the backing cloth. Types of damages that usually require backing cloth are cuts, rips, tears, and holes. However, there are cases that the tears or cuts are not deep enough to damage the backing material. In that case, you should not use the backing cloth as forcing it into the cut or tear might actually damage the backing material of your leather that is intact.
Also, it is best if you take pictures of the damage under natural lighting and on a clear and close angle. You can send it to Coconix Support and Repair Experts Team and attach the photos to your email. Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that the photos are clearly showing the damaged area and the backing material of your leather. This is to ensure that we can give the best possible personalized advice for your repair project.
Lastly, you can also check here where the Coconix Professional Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit can actually be used! In this way, you will be sure that the repair kit is suitable for the damage to your leather or vinyl. You may also check the types of leather or vinyl damage and their causes so you can personally assess the severity. In this way, you will know if the personalized advice of the repair experts of Coconix matches your own assessment of your leather or vinyl damage.
We highly recommend to check these links first and contact Coconix before starting your repair. Using the backing fabric included on repair projects that do not require it might make your damaged leather or vinyl look worse! It might look bulgy or elevated if your leather has its backing material intact! We do not want that to happen as we want you to have the best, #AsGoodAsNew, and professional results possible!
For questions, repair advice requests, and assistance on other matters, please contact Coconix or email us directly: email@example.com.