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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Posts: 71
My Ride: 2002 320Ci
Faded / Oxidised Leather

The Australian sun has made a mess of my leather.

It was yellow/gold but now looks more like cream.
It is worst on the top of the back seat where it is quite badly oxidised, with the top surface of the leather flaking off.
If I clean off the oxidised leather the original colour comes up nicely underneath.
However a little bit further down where the oxidisation is not so bad, it is still bonded to the leather underneath and takes a LOT of elbow grease to get the oxidisation off.

Any bright ideas on what I can use to take the oxidised leather off?

I have been using leatherique rejuvenator oil and prestine clean.
Great stuff but I don't think it is designed to deal with oxidisation.

A re-dye is not an option. Far too much work. I also don't think it should be necessary as I can see the original colour underneath the oxidised layer - I just need a practical way of getting down to it.

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