How do you fix bubbles in car leather?

I recently purchased a used car for a great deal, but the interior has certainly seen some better days. Is there a way to fix bubbles in my car’s leather?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on the new purchase and finding a great deal!
Interior issues are undoubtedly better than mechanical issues. The good news is that there are a few ways to fix bubbles in car leather that don’t require any advanced tools or knowledge.
To fix the bubbles in your car’s leather, you can:
  • Use something heavy. Start by cleaning the area with a leather safe cleaner, then gently place a heavy item on the area. Leave the item for at least four hours.
  • Use heat and cold pressure. Heat the area carefully with a hairdryer, roll out the bubbles, and cool immediately. To cool the area, you can place a weight on a baking sheet that has been in the freezer overnight.
  • Use steam. Dampen the area with a wet sponge and wipe away excess water. Then, heat the area using a hairdryer.
  • Use a popping tool. Stick each bubble with a needle, then heat using a hairdryer. From there, massage the bubbles out.
If none of the above work, you can cover the leather with seat covers or visit a body, upholstery, or leather repair shop.
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