Can this be repaired?

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    I didn’t notice this on collection of the car yesterday, which I am kicking myself for, so it’s going to have to come out of my pocket.
    Can this damage on the front passenger door card be specialist repaired, or does it have to be replaced? Also is it vinyl or leather? The car interior is black leather

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    I suspect the trim will be vinyl. Looks like the 'point' of the damage may be tucked up into the card - you could try teasing it out and gluing it back down, you have nothing to lose......:(

    Like you, I'm assuming the dealer will deny all knowledge, but you could try them before embarking on the DIY route. Nothing ventured etc, or as we say up here "Shy bairns get nae sweeties" :whistling:
     
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    Definitely try the dealer first, especially if it is a BMW AUC. If you do end up with DIY, as per @slim_boy_fat 's advice. A wallpaper edge roller can be helpful in getting a smooth finish and black permanent ink or Dylon dye can be used to hide any whiteness at the edges. Black trim is always easier to fix than other colours in my experience. Good luck!
     
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    A hairdryer, heat gently and roll / need with thumb and fingers or roller as above
    Once smooth assess you may need a leather dye to further mask ​
     
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    Think you ll probably find that it ll be a case of "It wisny Us " from the garage , but as said with a bit of patience a next to invisible repair can be done. Problem with this kind of thing is your eyes are always drawn to the damage simply because you know it s there . Good Luck with it .
     
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    I had a similar thing on the Macan drivers door, only it was three inches long. I got it repaired by a company at the cost of £200, but that was real leather which yours is not. Try DIY first.
     

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