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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2012
I have a black Emanual New Lealand Lambskin leather jacket that my cat thought was a ball of yarn. I also hit the chaulk rail of a whiteboard with my arm at work. So I have a fairly significant cat tear (1\2") and several of his scratches near the lower right side pocket. The arm had a very small tear in the leather and a couple of small scratches. This is a $400.00 dress leather jacket, so I was not happy with myself or the cat. Right after the cat fiasco, I called the local leather shop that everyone swears by and they had me bring it in. Once the saw the tear by the pocket and the scratches, I was told "hot glue is all you can do for that, and thing can be done about the scratches." I aked about kits online and they shook their heads no. So I let them glue down the flap, which they did for no charge. I dropped off my old leather coat that had a really BIG tear in it so they could sew it up. A week later at work, I damaged the left arm on the chaulkboard rail. Depressed, I started looking at these leather repair kits. I decided to take a chance and bought this kit. I did the repair today, (with my cat locked in the other room).

I am pretty impressed by the repair. It is not perfect, but you would not be able to pick them out unless you knew about the damage before-hand, or went over it with a REALLY hard eye. The kit was easy to use, but the only thing to be really mindful of is the pigment spray bottle. No matter how much you shake it, (as it says in the instructions), large dots will appear on the area you are spraying. I used a microsofiber towel to blot it out even. The kit comes with a sponge for texture. I used a hair dryer per instruction to speed up the process. I did not have any pictures of the actual tears and scratches before-hand. (I was too pi#sed off), but I took some after.

Sleeve 1: [...]
Sleeve 2: [...]
Pocket 1: [...]
Pocket 2: [...]

NOTE: I put links in, but they may not allow this. Not sure. Might be in review process. We will see.

I think for a repair, this kit worked pretty well. Remember, this is a REPAIR. The damage will NEVER be 100% non-detectable. Once the orginal leather is damaged, it can never 100% perfectly matched. The main objective is to stop any more tearing while making the repair blend in as much as possible. If you are expecting results to look like it never happened at all, there is just no way to do this. Since no one local will do the job, and I ADORE this jacket, I had to do something. I am very pleased with the results. Go SLOW when doing the repair. Not sure about large tears on harder leather, but worked for me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2011
I was leary about purchasing this as it only had one previous review and it was just a one star review. I had seen this kit on other sites and it was rated pretty good so I decided to try it. This one sold on Amazon is for BLACK leather only just as the description says and is what I wanted. The instructions were easy to follow and the results were an invisible repair. You would never know it was ripped. I am very pleased with this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2014
This was the first time I had to repair a leather jacket. It was a very long rip and I was very skeptical of what the result would be. However, I must say that the product was very easy to work with and the line mark that was left was very minimal so I did not even use the liquid paste and dye. I had to substitute my own backing support material as the ones provided were not big/long enough to support the size/length of the rip. I would recommend the supplier to provide some of this material at least 6" by 2" to accommodate repair with this size. Other than that, I was very impressed as I saved a very expensive leather jacket at minimal cost. I also have enough left over material for my next mishap.
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on January 14, 2015
It repaired a big L-shaped tear in my prized black leather jacket on the right elbow, but I can't say I'm really very happy with the end result. It certainly doesn't look anything like the original leather, but it is repaired, and that's more than I could say before when I was walking around worried I was going to catch it on something and rip my sleeve open to the shoulder or wrist. Now it looks more like a 1" circle of hard leather patch. Is it better than it was? Yes. Is it obvious to anyone who looks? Absolutely. Am I glad I repaired it? Yes, unquestionably. Could I do a better job if I had practiced 20 times on scrap letter and learned how to do it before attempting this on my jacket? Maybe. I don't know -- you don't really get that choice. The upshot is it WILL repair a small tear. The larger the tear, though, the more the result will be noticeable, and the less likely you will be pleased with the result. On the other hand, I'd do it again if I had another tear, so I still can't complain too much. I'm keeping the kit "just in case." I haven't found a better alternative, so I am sticking with this one. And the black spray looks like a great way to keep my black leather car seats looking "new" after my dog scratches them next time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2013
This is not what it seems, The leather piece is too thick and will leave a round mark. If you want to ruin your Jacket then use this product. This is garbage.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2014
I used the repair kit on a pair of black lambskin gloves that had gotten stuck in an escalator. While the repair is still visible, it looks much better than the hole and scratches that I started with. The scratches are almost invisible. The repair to the hole is more noticeable, but I found that applying repeated very thin layers and either sanding or wiping with rubbing alcohol in between seemed to give the best result. Since the hole required using more of the color paste, the repair is easier to see. The color paste is shinier and smoother than the leather, stiffer than the extremely soft leather. However the repair is flexible enough not to affect the fit of the gloves, and much less noticeable than a leather patch would have been (which is what my shoe repair shop suggested).
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on December 29, 2013
did ok job, but if you have a large area or many small ones you will need atleast 2 kits.
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on April 23, 2015
Worked Great
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2013
It's better than a tear, but it is a little less inconspicuous than I'd like. It also cracks a little when it's bent. It is seemingly impossible to mimic the actual texture, tone, and finish of the leather. I dunno if it is better or worse than other products, as I have no comparison, but it does an ok job.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2013
This kit is not top-of-the-line. It's adequate for leather repair but not superior. It is difficult to follow some of the steps, and frankly, the kit contains too many unnecessary parts. It would have been nice to have a kit that costs less and is less complicated. The patch it produced, though we were careful to follow the directions, wasn't "magic" -- it was still quite visible and amateurish-looking. Sorry, but this won't be the kit we choose next time.
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