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Old 06-18-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Ruined my door panel...need help

I cleaned my dirty door panel with armour all and this part of this door panel turned yellow. Is there a way to restore this or paint it over? Is so what type of paint?


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Old 06-18-2017, 08:50 PM   #2
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Every time I clean the Door Pulls on my Town Car, they turn a little yellow. And then after they dry, they return to a normal color, mostly.
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Ok, I hope they turn back to normal...I'll wait until tomorrow


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First, don't use armor-all. It's petroleum based and horrible for really any interior part on the car - dries the materials out. It appears that the outer coating on the grey leather was stripped from the leather itself. Get a leatherique restore and dye kit, and use it. For maintenance of leather, Lexol makes a great product, as does leatherique.

Website: www.leatherique.com/

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I think that's just general fading. Even with E46 black door panels, you can see hints of yellow on some older cars around the edges.
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I think that's just general fading. Even with E46 black door panels, you can see hints of yellow on some older cars around the edges.
Usually, I'd tend to agree - even my low mileage '88 560SL with a similar colored interior has some fading on the door pulls - but the OP noted that this happened after the application of armor-all. Either way, the leather must be re-dyed to correct for the color loss, yes?
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I believe the dye faded and it needs to be re-dyed...fortunately it only happened to this part of the panel because I used armour all on the entire panel and it only affected this part...throwing my armour all away!


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Usually, I'd tend to agree - even my low mileage '88 560SL with a similar colored interior has some fading on the door pulls - but the OP noted that this happened after the application of armor-all. Either way, the leather must be re-dyed to correct for the color loss, yes?
He may have just scrubbed the dye off and just so happened he sprayed armor all before rubbing. It could've been water and the result would've been the same.

Armorall isn't that powerful.
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