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Old 01-10-2019, 08:43 AM
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backseat leather and foam dented from childseat

despite use of a protective mat between the child seats and the leather: the back seat has suffered the damage shown

what's the best way to try to improve this look ?

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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A damp towel + a hair drier ...
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:10 AM
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Ditto or a steamer.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:04 AM
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Too many choices on Amazon for “handheld steamer”.

There are some that are single units, others with lots of attachement hoohahs.

Which one to buy for interior auto use?

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:49 AM
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A hand held steamer could be the iron you borrow from your wife, and a damp towel.

That method would create steam as well as any thing else. It works for clothes and fabric. Car seats are fabric.
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Apologies in advance for being so slow on this one:

What is the theory here? Is the point to sublimate warm water _through_ the leather, into the foam, and thereby "un-dent" / "re-form" the foam? That seems like it'd be really hard on the leather and induce it to separate from its backing.

Or is the sponge and hairdryer supposed to be applied from the back of the (removed) seat ?

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Old 01-16-2019, 04:24 PM
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Apologies in advance for being so slow on this one:

What is the theory here? Is the point to sublimate warm water _through_ the leather, into the foam, and thereby "un-dent" / "re-form" the foam? That seems like it'd be really hard on the leather and induce it to separate from its backing.

Or is the sponge and hairdryer supposed to be applied from the back of the (removed) seat ?

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He mentioned that he has fabric (cloth) seats.

I think that the seats would eventually return to normal, given enough time.

The steam iron treatment on cloth seats might work work similar to ironing a shirt. Might work, might not.

Frankly, we are guessing. Educated guesswork succeeds often enough.
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He mentioned that he has fabric (cloth) seats.
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Hmm...I am the OP. The seats are leather. They are leather seats in the pictures...?
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Get a damp wash cloth. Turn the Iron on Steam and put the wash cloth on the seat. And move it back and forth and let the steam get in there.
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No guessing ... the steam treatment works to remove pressure/stress marks from automotive leather.

Google it if you like.
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No guessing ... the steam treatment works to remove pressure/stress marks from automotive leather.

Google it if you like.
YSGT huh?

Thank you, I will work form the front (seating surface side).
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YSGT huh?
https://www.google.com/search?client...30.3zGkb2YuWXI
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:47 PM
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i used a sponge and a heat gun on the passenger's side rear seat only

it cleaned up the lesser indentions - but didn't do a whole lot for the most series divot on the outboard side of the seat back

the child seats have to go back in anyways so i moved on to the next thing

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