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Cat damaged leather!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Todd Burch, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    So Friday morning I opened the driver's door, leaned in, and turned on the A/C about 10 minutes before I left for work. (No 3G in garage...so can't use app).

    I closed the door one click and went off to get ready to leave. I come back to the car and I find my cat is inside. I let him out...after getting over the initial panic that he'd been in there all night (where did he pee, where is the poo?) I realized he must have snuck in 10 minutes earlier.

    OK, so I have to clean some hair off the dash. No big deal...

    ...Until I find some scratches on the driver's seat leather--around the shoulder area. 4 nice claw-spaced scratches through the "surface part" of the leather. Ugh. I go through a long 3 year wait for this car, and less than 6 months into owning it, my friggin' cat scratches the leather.

    I'm crying quite a bit on the inside.

    Anyone know of any way to repair the leather...something I can do myself? The scratches didn't cut all the way through, but they have damaged the surface.
     
  2. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    http://m.wikihow.com/Repair-Scratches-on-Leather-Furniture
     
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Good luck fixing the leather. My daughter did something to my leather Roadster seat a couple of months after I bought it (she slid down in the seat with a spiked belt on).

    Of course, prevention is generally preferred to repair. You can keep better track of your cats in the future with something like this:

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  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Haha, that's a good one! Thanks Btrflyl8e...I'll give that a try.
     
  5. mknox

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    I did something similar myself years ago. I was working in the garage and got into my car to move it out of the way... with a screwdriver sticking out of my back pocket. Ugh!
     
  6. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    Todd, let us know if you've tried any remedies and had any success..
     

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