How to Repair Motorcycle Leathers
Wearing motorcycle leathers when riding your bike means you can avoid serious injury if you are ever unlucky enough to have a spill. This means that if you get tears, cuts or wear in your motorcycle leathers it’s important you look to repair them. And by repairing your motorcycle leathers with a leather repair kit, it means they will last longer before you have to buy expensive new ones.
Leather Repair Kit
The first thing to do is to purchase a Leather Repair Kit. Using a Leather Repair Kit is the easy and affordable way to repair motorcyle leathers, using professional materials and techniques.
This kit contains everything you need to repair your motorcycle leathers.
What you will need
Leather repair instructions
Here is a summary of how to carry out motorcycle leather repairs. With step by step instructions you’ll find it easy to repair tears, cuts and scuffs and paint to the original colour. Full instructions will be included with your Leather Repair Kit.
Step 1: Clean the repair. Apply the adhesive to both edges of the tear, press together and remove any excess.
Step 2: Place something heat resistant and firm under the repair. Place the heating film over the repair and iron for 8-10 secs. Remove the film and leave to cool for 1-2 mins.
Small & large cuts
Step 1: Clean the repair and cut a piece of leather patch big enough to cover the repair.
Step 2: Spray the underside of the repair area with activator and spread flexible superglue over the vinyl patch. Immediately apply the patch ensuring all loose edges are bonded.
Scuff, wear marks and recolouring
Step 1: Clean the repair. Add the closest colour to your leathers and the crack filler to the mixing pot and mix to the desired colour (colours can be mixed).
Step 2: Apply the mixture with the spatula and smooth out with a soft cloth or gloved finger. Leave for 10-15 mins and repeat until a suitable blend is achieved.