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How to fix cigarette burns in car upholstery

Updated April 17, 2017

Keeping up with your car's interior is just as important as maintaining the exterior. Not only will you enjoy your car more every day, but having clean upholstery will help hold your auto's value. The car's upholstery is the first thing one notices as you open the door. With a cigarette burn, you do have repair options. Your first option is to have it repaired by an auto upholstery repair shop. Secondly, according to, you can buy a repair kit to fix the cigarette burn yourself. The third option is to repair the cigarette burn yourself, with items you probably already have in your home.

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  1. In an inconspicuous place, such as behind the leg room, take the razor and shave off some of the top fibres.

  2. Collect the fibres in a shallow container. The fibres will look like lint.

  3. Fill the cigarette burn half-full with super glue.

  4. Using the tweezers, fill the hole with the fibres. Do not pack it down.

  5. Cover the top of the hole with a light coat of super glue. Be careful not to get the glue outside the hole.

  6. With the tweezers, pack down more fibres until the hole is completely solid.

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Things You'll Need

  • Razor
  • Shallow container
  • Super glue
  • Tweezers

About the Author

Judith Green began writing articles in 2009. Green has had articles published online at eHow, and likes writing about health, food, family and relationships. Green has taken college workshop classes in language arts and writing through Ohio State University. When Green learned about the opportunity to write online, she knew this was her niche.

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