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Old 08-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Do my leather seats need dyed? (photos)

Hey everyone,

I just used leatherique on my seats and I'm thinking they may need dyed.


Heres what I did:
  1. Vacuumed the seats.
  2. Rubbed the rejuvenating oil on the seats by hand.
  3. Turned the heat on blast for about an hour since it was the evening.
  4. Allowed the oil to soak for 24hrs, it was 90 degrees today.
  5. Used a spray nozzle on the prestine clean bottle, sprayed a generous amount over sections of the seat(s).
  6. Allowed the solution to dwell for a couple minutes.
  7. Used an interior brush gently to clean within the grooves and cracks.
  8. Used microfiber towels to wipe solution off.
  9. Sprayed a light coat of solution and with a clean microfiber towel wipe solution off.

The attached photo was taken over an hour after the last wipe.
Passanger seat isn't nearly as bad as the driver seat.
I'll post a better photo tomorrow in the daylight.


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Old 08-18-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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[I just used leatherique on my seats and I'm thinking they may need dyed]

Unless you can live with a stain like that...Yes

"Leather Pigmentation (Colour) Renovation" - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...ml#post1479003
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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[I just used leatherique on my seats and I'm thinking they may need dyed]

Unless you can live with a stain like that...Yes

"Leather Pigmentation (Colour) Renovation" - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...ml#post1479003
Thanks for the link, I'm about to go through it now.
I wasn't sure if it was dye issue or a top coat issue, I'll do some homework.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #4
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Here are some better photos taken this morning.

Driver side


Driver side close up


Driver side close up


Passanger side


Passanger side close up
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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Is it a stain or is it dirt? If it's embedded dirt, try and scrub really hard with your brush. What kind of brush do you have? Pick up a tampico brush from Amazon or wherever and go to town. That brush is designed for your skin so it certainly won't harm your seats. If you have a hard upholstery brush then don't scrub so hard, it'll mess up the leather.
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