How to Fix Cigarette Burns on the Roof of a Car

by Lane Cummings
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Cigarette burns on the roof of a car are considered permanent damage. They cannot be fixed without having a specialist who repairs car interiors replace the material from the entire roof with new cloth or vinyl. However, you can conceal them with a patch of matching cloth.

Step 1

Slice a small patch of cloth that is only slightly bigger than your cigarette burn. Most cigarette burns are the size of a pencil's eraser, so the patch must be small in order to have an inconspicuous repair. Your patch should not be bigger than a dime.

Step 2

Dab a tiny amount of your solvent-based glue on the cigarette burn. Make sure the glue doesn't bleed beyond the perimeter of the burn.

Step 3

Apply your patch directly to the burn. Hold firmly for about three minutes to make sure that the cloth has adhered completely.

Step 4

Spray the area with your flocking glue. This is important to help seal the area. Make the spray area small to keep the patch inconspicuous.

Apply a modest amount of velour topcoat to the area to prevent it from becoming sticky.

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