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Old 09-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by mark2727 View Post
Quick question:
My understanding is that the leather color of course comes from the dye/paint that is used but there is an anti-UV coating on top of this paint as protection (and that this layer is what is responsible for the seats feeling "hard" once they're old). When you redye the seats, do you specifically apply any kind of protective topcoat or do you just use one of the leather 'protection' products (like Leather Master protection cream, etc)?
I have recently acquired a vert that is in decent shape but a few of the leather panels look like they had some sun exposure and need to be redyed.

what you are referring to is the urethane finish. that is needed otherwise the dye will rub off.
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