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  1. When doing a dash repair, use Saran Wrap to mask the dash by the windshield. This will enable the natural light to come through and lets you see the repair,   makes texture and color much easier! - Tom
  2. When sanding a small or hard to reach area, use a professional nail file (the black one with the soft core that salons use on acrylic  nails). This will work especially well and will enable you to put pressure on the repair area only and not damage other surfaces.
  3. When removing overspray from hard-to-reach areas, use a Q-Tip to reach the area;  this will be extremely convenient and will save you time! - Joe
  4. When doing warranty or retail work use Clear Base High Wear to top coat the repair. It hasl abrasion resistance and protection from UV rays. It will help the life of the repair. - John
  5. Use your old razor blades to your advantage by placing them in your velour containers. When you shake the jars this will help get rid of the clumps of velour in your containers and make your job much easier. - Shana
  6. I am new in this business and have found out that using a small bono spreader seems to work faster and leaves less sanding for spreading compounds. - Neil
  7. When needing extra adhesion while installing the Carpet Protector, apply SEM Bumper Coater before laying the Carpet Protector and this will give the carpet a brilliant look and help with adhesion. Use one of the various metallic colors depending on the color of the carpet. - Rod Girgan
  8. When using Leather Fill, Deep Leather Fill and Leather Cream Fill add WB Flex Additive to the product before using. This  will add much more flexibility and will make for better adhesion. I have been testing these products for Superior and the results are excellent. Rub in a light coat of your Leather Cream Fill with a Bounty Paper Towel after finishing with your repair compound. This will blend in your repair and leave a softer feel. After drying you can use a scotch pad if needed to smooth out the finished job. Add your color to your Leather Fill, Deep Leather Fill and Leather Cream Fill and you will not have to use as much dye to color the repaired area. Remember the least amount of color will add to flexibility and adhesion to your finished results. - Rick Lockwood
  9. Do leather repair without sanding compounds!!! Clean with Z7 Leather Cleaner using a nylon brush. Two applications work the best. Clean with Silicone Wash. When cracks are present wet sand with 220 using Sand Away. Make sure you keep the area wet and you will get a slurry area that will make the cracks almost disappear. The cracks are caused by the stressed finish in the leather. Wipe with Sand Away and let dry. Using a plastic spreader put a very smooth coat of Deep Leather Fill if needed. Allow to dry, use a hair dyer if needed. This will fill in any damage that is left after using Sand Away. Using a Bounty Paper Towel wipe Leather Cream Fill wiping very fast back and forth across the repaired area. The Leather Cream Fill will dry almost immediately so be very quick. This will fill any minor imperfections and smooth over and edges that may be left from the first step. Use the same process as step 4 only with Leather Cream Fill and this will leave a soft leather feel finish to your repair. - Rick Lokwood
  10. We have had many calls with peeling problems on car dashes, especially new Ford and GM dashes. The being a water-base coating that tends to bubble and peel. It can happen by itself or when a solvent cleaner or solvent dye is used. First cool down the dash. Use Sand Away to clean and feather the edges by wet sanding with very light grit sandpaper. Spray water-base Plastic Coater to seal the area. Use Waterbase Spray Grain to texture. Spray with your Waterbase color.