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Leather renovation

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  • GuillaumeC Guillaume
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    Hi,

    Small topic to show you the cleaning of my leather seats.
    When I bought my 1990 780, the seats was “orange”: the previous owner had used the wrong dye.

    After a cleaning with leather product, I found the right color!

    And after a coloration:

    I am happy with the result. 🙂

    DaviesDavies
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    Very impressive results. Can you share what specific dye you used? Can it be ordered in that specific color? Did you fill the cracks with something first?

    GuillaumeC Guillaume
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    Thanks Davies 🙂
    I bought all products at Colourlock (http://www.centreducuir.fr/en/)

    Here is list of the products I used:
    – Leather Cleaner : http://www.centreducuir.fr/en/music-ipods/16-nettoyant-doux-cuir.html
    – Leather Coloration : http://www.centreducuir.fr/en/29-coloration-selon-echantillon – I sent a small piece of leather, they did the coloration.
    – Liquid Leather : http://www.centreducuir.fr/en/reparation-des-cuirs/40-cuir-liquide-neutre.html
    – Leather Protect : http://www.centreducuir.fr/en/music-ipods/20-lotion-protectrice.html

    DaviesDavies
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    I knew they must have done a custom color match to get the match to be so close. Very impressive. Thanks for the details. I wonder if they ship internationally? I’m sure there are some US based restores who can create a similar custom solution. I’ll look into it.

    Hagberg1303@gmail.comJonas Hagberg
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    Hi,

    does anyone of you know a good way to restore the softness in the leather? my passenger front seat is kind of hard from lack of usage

    br Jonas

    DaviesDavies
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    The best leather conditioner I have found is out of England called “Hide Food” by Connolly. See the Amazon link below. It takes several applications for it to work into the leather. I’m sure there is a limit to what can be done when the leather is too old and dry. I’ve wondered as well what are some of the best techniques to restore the leather and if you dye it, do you fill up the pours of the leather where it won’t take conditioner in the future? I’m sure it depends on the dye. If you look at the photos of the 780 seats when they were new, they were very soft and not pulled tight like most are from being dried out.

    http://www.amazon.com/Connolly-30001-Hide-Care/dp/B0002LJQKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460040258&sr=8-1&keywords=connelly+hide+food

    Hagberg1303@gmail.comJonas Hagberg
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    Davies,

    thanks for the tip! I will try this out. my drivers seat is still soft and nice. so its so irritating that the other one is the way it is.

    //jonas

    Carl StevenCarl Steven
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    Guillaume did an amazing job on these seats. I also have the same beige interior. Is there a “right” color or does it really mostly involve taking a hopefully unfaded sample from the bottom of the seats to use as the “correct” color? Personally I think the best approach is to use a color that approximates the color of the plastic around the seat area. My car spent a lot of time in the Florida sun and has sun damage in various areas, particularly the rear parcel shelf. I have been in e-mail with two North American companies that can provide color matching and other products to restore the seats in the same manner Guillaume has. Those companies are Leatheriqueusa@gmail.com (located in the USA) and Leathertouchupdye.com (located in Ontario, Canada).

    Excellent job Guillaume and I’m very jealous.

    Carl

    DaviesDavies
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    Thanks I’ll take a look

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