Robert McBride

Fibrenew Simcoe Muskoka: Robert McBride

Mobile restoration service to your home or business!

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The Fibrenew Advantage!

Fibrenew’s 25 years of experience in repairing leather, plastic, vinyl and fabric in the automotive, furniture, marine and aviation markets is second to none.  Over the years, Fibrenew has perfected the cleaning solutions, the dyes, the adhesives, and the finish coats that make a Fibrenew repair the best in the business.

Fibrenew uses a Five-Step process to ensure its work delights its customers.  Ruth Ann says it’s similar to the process women go through when they have acrylic nails done.  See if you agree.

Step 1: Cleaning

We use special cleaning solutions to make sure the surface is free from dirt, body oils, and residues from protective waxes.  These types of dirt and oil are a completely normal part of life.  Each time we touch our car, boat, or furniture, we leave a little bit of us behind.

Step 2: Repair

There are many types of damage:

  • Scratches
  • Scuffs
  • Tears
  • Burns
  • Fading
  • Stains

The type of repair depends on the severity of the damage and the type of materials involved.  For example, a burn on leather is treated differently than a burn on vinyl. 

We use our expertise to develop a solution that makes the most sense for you from the standpoints of cost and longevity of the item.  In most cases, we can make the repair, but in some cases, we’ll recommend replacement.  Either way, we’ll help you make your home and your possessions beautiful again.

Step 3: Preparing the Surface

Once the repair is complete, we prepare the surface to accept the dye that we’ll use to “hide” the repair.  If this step isn’t done properly, the dye we add in Step 4 will rub off on your hands or your clothing.

Over the years, Fibrenew has perfected the chemicals used to “prep” all of the different surfaces.  So, whether we’re working on leather, vinyl, plastic, or fabric, we know the prep work will ensure that our dyes last.

Step 4: Creating the Color and Applying the Dye

You learn in school that there are only three colors: red, blue and yellow.  If you’ve visited the paint section of your local Home Depot or paint store lately, you’ll notice there are literally thousands of colors.  Still, all of them come from red, blue, and yellow – and a little white.

The art of our work comes in creating a custom dye to match your item – whether it’s a car seat, a recliner, a boat seat or a steering wheel.  This can get positively tricky at times because colors change when they age, when they’re exposed to the sun, or when they come into contact with body oils.  Plus, a tan couch can take on a different color if it is next to a green wall as opposed to a white wall.   We will take all of these factors into consideration to make sure the repair doesn’t come out “too light,” “too dark,” “too green,” etc.  It will be “just right!”

Step 5: Top Coat

The Top Coat goes on top of the dye and gives the repair its durability and sheen.  It also makes sure that the dye doesn’t rub off on your hands or on your clothes. 

During this step, we’ll adjust the amount of sheen so your repair matches the sheen of your possession.  You don’t want it to be too shiny or too dull or else it will be noticeable.

Top Coat is made up of a bunch of fancy chemicals that you can’t find on your own – at least not in a combination that’s effective.  It’s part of the “secret sauce” that makes our repairs better than the competitors’ and much better than you can do on your own or with products from late-night infomercials. 

All of our chemicals are water-soluble and earth-friendly.


Blog Courtesy of the Hepler Bros. Fibrenew Jacksonville