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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Leather seat care....

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I have a couple of questions regarding leather seat care. I've got some '94-'95 black leather seats in my fox. They are pretty dry and have some areas that the color has worn off the seat. First of all, will they ever get "soft" again by using any types of conditioner? Recommendations? Secondly, and this sounds kinda silly, but can you use black shoe polish or something to restore the color to worn areas? Obviously, I don't want stuff to get on my clothes, but applying some color would probably make them look much better in these areas. Thanks for any advice.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 09:02 AM
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Never tried shoe polish, but the color may not match and look worse than before. I have zero input on this one.

As far as softening the leather, yes there are some products out there that really work well. Leatherique would probably be your best bet. But this product needs to sit for a while to work properly. When I put it on my truck seats, I usually let it sit for about 3-4 days before removing it. For some people this isn't possible because you can't really be without their car that long. The longer you let it sit, and the hotter it is, the better. Apply, park it out side with the windows up for a few days, and you'll be amazed at the results.

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It's not a daily, so I could swing that.... I'll check it out.
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not trying to thread hijack but, what can I use to treat my leather bed cover? just general upkeep
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not trying to thread hijack but, what can I use to treat my leather bed cover? just general upkeep
Leather? Really?
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Leather? Really?
Ha it is vinyl. It's a monday...
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 10:45 AM
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I prefer Meguiar's products. But to each his own

Meguiar's #40, Vinyl and rubber, Cleaner and Conditioner. This stuff is great! Works awesome for what you need, and will also work on your interior plastic. All around great product!
Another option more dedicated for just your bed cover is Black Wow. This stuff is awesome, and a little goes a very long way!

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 09:24 AM
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A friend of mine does "restoration" work for dealerships on used cars mostly. He fixes marks on dashes, paints leather seats, fixes cigarette burns, etc. I don't know that much about the processes, if they last very long, or if they are a good idea but he can make a worn interior look very good.
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I've used show polish on black leather seats and it works awesome, does not rub off on your clothes provided you wipe it down with a rag after applying.

It's only temporary, but hides well. It's easy enough to reapply every month or so. I recommend using a shoe shine sponge, not the really runny stuff with the foam tip.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2010, 12:33 PM
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A friend of mine does "restoration" work for dealerships on used cars mostly. He fixes marks on dashes, paints leather seats, fixes cigarette burns, etc. I don't know that much about the processes, if they last very long, or if they are a good idea but he can make a worn interior look very good.
Yeah, I've seen quite a few of those guys, some of them actually airbrush over the marks on dashes and door panels, it'll probably last until someone goes to wipe the dash down, usually when the car is already sold from the dealership, heh.

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Leather? Really?
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