Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:16 PM
TTUMBIO2010's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 277
Thanks: 24
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1645
TTUMBIO2010 will become famous soon enough
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

I would clean the pen mark with some Goof Off or Goo Gone and take the minor scuff as lesson learned of self-parking. Won't look that bad or even that noticeable once you remove the pen.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:17 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 344
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1834
bozer is on a distinguished road
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

I have goof off, just worried it will screw up the leather. Sigh
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Nbtstatic's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 14866
Nbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond reputeNbtstatic has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

Damn, that does suck man, I can imagine just how you feel with a brand new vehicle.

My opinion though, I wouldn't try to push this onto your dealer, I would hold whoever actually did it accountable.

Show the garage management, get them to pay for a leather repair or a new seat cover. Just IMHO.

Either way, good luck with it, I'm sure you'll get it worked out somehow.

NB
__________________
________________________
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Overland 4x4 V6
Dark Charcoal Pearl
Dark Frost/Light Frost
730n
Photos

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 962
Thanks: 32
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 2945
Cherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond reputeCherodude has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

That is horrible! Time to tear your garage parker a new one!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 344
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1834
bozer is on a distinguished road
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

Garage will fight me to the death and say they didn't do it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:24 PM
TTUMBIO2010's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 277
Thanks: 24
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1645
TTUMBIO2010 will become famous soon enough
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

Quote:
Originally Posted by bozer View Post
Garage will fight me to the death and say they didn't do it.
Ask the guy who parked your Jeep to borrow a pen? See if it matches. Worth a shot.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1817
GlowingGhoul has much to be proud of
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

You just spent $40,000+. A couple hundred to get it back to new shouldn't be a big deal.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:54 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 344
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1834
bozer is on a distinguished road
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

How can I get it back to new? I just tried getting it off and it did a little but not enough to make me happy. I will pay a couple of hundred. do I call Jeep? FML
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-22-2011, 04:09 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 6.4L SRT8
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ormond Beach FL
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 2943
mjw930 has a reputation beyond reputemjw930 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

I've used this method before, just remember to try it on an inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn't discolor the leather and blot it on, don't scrub. I wouldn't worry about the "tear", it's not cut through the leather and will gradually wear into the surrounding area as the entire seat wears. Just think of it as a little character in your saddle

Cleaning Method

Isopropyl alcohol, plain old rubbing alcohol, works best for home removal of ink stains from leather. Fresh ink stains are easier to remove and usually come out easily, while older stains may require repeat treatments. Leather is porous and the stain can penetrate deep into the hide.

Begin by dampening a white cotton cloth or cotton swab with the alcohol. Don’t use a colored cloth because it can transfer dye to light colored leather. Work from the outside of the stain toward the middle by dabbing with the cloth. Keep the work area small – do not spread the ink into a bigger area!

You should be able to see the ink transfer to the cloth. Dampen a clean area of the cloth or get a new swab as you see ink coming off to prevent re-staining the garment. Gently, keep blotting away until the ink is gone. Do not scrub harshly as that can remove color and a layer of the leather.
__________________
2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 Black/Black
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-22-2011, 05:20 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1817
GlowingGhoul has much to be proud of
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

I'm talking about having it replaced with a new OEM cover. The same cover put on at the factory. I'm sure the dealer can remove and replace it with ease. Since the elements in seat heaters break quite often, it's going to be designed for fairly easy removal.

Saddle is so new the part may be on backorder for a while, but it's really no big deal. If it were mine, I wouldn't be fixing it, I'd just replace the thing, and bingo, perfect again.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-22-2011, 05:24 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 6.4L SRT8
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ormond Beach FL
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 2943
mjw930 has a reputation beyond reputemjw930 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

Seriously! Replacing the cover for that little scrape? And I thought I as anal

It's not a tear, it's a surface scrape. Trust me, you will have a lot more of surface scrapes on the seats over time, this one will be impossible to find in 6 months. Just get the ink out and you're good to go.
__________________
2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 Black/Black
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1817
GlowingGhoul has much to be proud of
Re: Tiny little tear on my saddle

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjw930 View Post
Seriously! Replacing the cover for that little scrape? And I thought I as anal

It's not a tear, it's a surface scrape. Trust me, you will have a lot more of surface scrapes on the seats over time, this one will be impossible to find in 6 months. Just get the ink out and you're good to go.
Oh, didn't see it wasn't a tear.

In that case, it's "character" and I probobly would live with it

On the other hand, if those covers are cheap enough I'd still get one for the drivers side (along with a cushion) since it's the first part of the Jeep that ends up looking "old". I'll replace it in 6 or 7 years to freshen up the interior.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upholstry tear brent Grand Cherokee - WK 7 08-01-2012 03:20 PM
Tiny Plastic Clip on door handle. misfit77 Grand Cherokee - WK 7 10-13-2010 11:28 PM
Broke off a tiny piece of my sensor? big problem or no? SRTILL8 Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 6 07-15-2010 12:55 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community