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Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit

Part No. 81781 Warranty Details  
A complete professional kit with plug-in electric heat iron to make pro-style repairs. Contains professional electric heat tool, 7 color compounds, clear vinyl adhesive and filler, grain pattern paper, metal spatula and plastic dashboard hardening powder. 
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PermatexPro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Restoration (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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4.0

GREAT PRODUCT

By 

from CT

About Me Backyard Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Electric Heating Tool

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Restoration

    Comments about Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit:

    many products out there, but this has the electric heating device, making it much easier to use

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    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't waste your time

    By 

    from Jacksonville Fl.

    About Me Mechanic

    Comments about Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit:

    I put on the filler and it bubbled up and I cut it off and re applied it did it again.After many lite aplications I used the color compound after 3 tries with the heat iron and giving it different time up to 3 min the last time I was able to wipe it all off with a dry rag after it cooled.Don't waste your time.

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    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent product

    By 

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Restoration

      Comments about Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit:

      I used this product to patch some small (~3/16") holes in the door panels of a 1992 Mercedes 300D. Mixing the color to match worked out well. The repaired area doesn't quite look new, but looks dramatically better than before. I'm usually skeptical of products like this, but took a chance on this one and am glad that I did.

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      (8 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Leather repair kit

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • DURABLE
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy to use
      • Functional
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Restoration

      Comments about Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit:

      None

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      (43 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      repair kit

      By 

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Comments about Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit:

      This works good, take time to practice, only use the guide as a rough reference to color - actually sit in car to color match, main thing make sure end of heating iron is screwed on good. It says to tape it in place - but tape won't stick to it (I tried Duct tape)- it does cool fast so you won't have to hold it long. Best part if it doesn't look right you can redo it.

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      26 Questions | 28 Answers
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      • Q:

        will this product work on a console that has many cracks?
        Asked on 6/21/2016 by ty

        1 answer

      • Q:

        WILL THIS WORK TO REPAIR A TEAR ON THE LOWER LEFT PANEL DRIVER SIDE SEAT UPPER LOCATION ON MY C5 VETT
        Asked on 4/1/2015 by Raleigh from United States

        2 answers

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          A:

          Hello Raleigh, I will be happy to help you with your question! This item is good for repairs of vinyl and leather. The biggest thing to consider will be the size and depth of the tear. A set of instructions is included with the package but Permatex has a YouTube video of the instructions. (Please copy and paste this link to your url bar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhS-1h2anN4

          Answered on 4/1/2015 by Panda from AAP
        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          I'm happy to help, Raleigh! This Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit (Part No. 81781) can repair a tear on the lower left panel on the backrest of your driver seat of your C5 Chevrolet Corvette. The capability of this kit may be limited by the size and severity of the tear and your skill level. The instructions are available here: http://permatex.com/component/documents/?format=raw&view=vm&layout=loadDirections&id=81781

          Answered on 4/1/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
      • Q:

        I ran out of the repair material . May I use fiberglass cloth instead? Thank you
        Asked on 1/1/2015 by mar

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Mar! I do not recommend this product be used on fiberglass cloth only vinyl or leather.

          Answered on 1/5/2015 by Solomon
      • Q:

        My daughters husband accidently put a hole in the drivers side door panel. Will this product repair this hole?
        Asked on 8/25/2014 by Bob

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Bob, glad to assist you! A complete professional kit with plug-in electric heat iron to make pro-style repairs. Contains: professional electric heat tool, 7 color compounds, clear vinyl adhesive and filler (net .34 fl. oz.), grain pattern paper, metal spatula, plastic dashboard hardening powder. Suggested Applications: Vinyl and leather upholstery, dashboards, vinyl tops, marine upholstery, luggage.

          Answered on 8/27/2014 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Can this product be used to repair a tear in my backseat?
        Asked on 1/9/2014 by bradty from saratoga springs

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Bradty, glad to assist you! Permatex Ultra Series Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit clamshell is a complete professional kit with plug-in electric heat iron to make pro-style repairs. This kit contains: professional electric heat tool, 7 color compounds, clear vinyl adhesive and filler, grain pattern paper, metal spatula, and plastic dashboard hardening powder. Make virtually invisible repairs to upholstery, seats, dashboards, etc. for auto, home, and marine applications with Permatex’ repair kits.

          Answered on 1/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Can this product be used/applied during cold weather. i.e. live in minnesota and it is november.

        I have multiple cracks on the side of the driver's seat and one forming along the seam on the back of the driver's seat. Will this repair an area that has multiple cracks.
        Asked on 11/17/2013 by jan

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Jan, great question! yes, this vinyl and leather repair kit can be used in cold weather and should work fine for your application.

          Answered on 11/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        I stained my pants with the vinyl. Tips for removal?
        Asked on 9/12/2013 by Danny

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Danny, to remove the stains caused when using the Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit - Part No. 81781 you can follow these steps: Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing or laundry detergent, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. (Omit vinegar when treating cotton and linen.) Let soak for 15 minutes and rinse well with water. Sponge cotton or linen only with rubbing alcohol. Rinse well and launder as soon as possible. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 9/16/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
      • Q:

        Does this kit work for tears only. I have hole on a chair and the material is missing. Does this kit have the materials to fix a hole?
        Asked on 6/10/2013 by Kevin from Tomball, Tx

        1 answer

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          A:

          Sorry, this Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit - part# 81781 does not work to repair a hole on a chair. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 6/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        Will this product repair worn out areas,not torn, on my leather couch. Don't know if this will work better than the NuLeather stuff on the internet that dries without a heat gun
        Asked on 2/6/2013 by cubano from Portland, TN

        1 answer

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          A:

          The Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit (Part No. 81781) is a complete professional kit with plug-in electric heat iron. Product Features: Kit contains professional electric heat tool, 7 color compounds, clear vinyl adhesive and filler, grain pattern paper, metal spatula, and plastic dashboard hardening powder. Suggested Applications: Vinyl and leather car upholstery, dashboards, vinyl tops, marine upholstery, luggage. Make pro-style repairs. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 2/6/2013 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Will this work to repair a tear in a snowmobile seat?
        About 2" long 3/8 wide tear.
        Thanks
        Asked on 1/17/2013 by Greg from Oxford, NY

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          The Permatex Pro-Style Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit (Part No. 81781) can be used on Vinyl and leather car upholstery, dashboards, vinyl tops, marine upholstery, luggage. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 1/17/2013 by Steve from AAP
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