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Old 09-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Help Restoring Interior!

Hey guys. So basically I want to restore my interior to bring it back to health. I believe the previous owner used mostly armor all products due to everything looking shiney and moisturized, but most pieces are pretty hard. Any certain product or technique to removing all his old "cleaners or conditioners" would be great to know about. I plan on getting the "leatherique" kit to restore seat leather..

Shiney Dash, what will remove all this craziness?
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First question: Steering Wheel
My steering wheel has a worn spot on the top due to dryness and common use. I don't know what would be the best option for fixing this. I do NOT want to buy a new wheel, it's not that big of a deal to me. I saw a thread where someone used some type of leather putty on a crack in his seats and it seemed legit. But I don't know about this. Any ideas will be fantastic.
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Second Question: Trim.
Being in Florida heat, the trim glue on the door sills has began to come loose. The previous owner used what looks to be gorilla glue and hot glue to reattach it. Ive read that the best luck people have had was to just rip it off or use a 3M Trim Glue on it to bond it. Not sure what I should use here...
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Third Question: Seats.
My seats are in good condition, no rips in leather besides where the thread has ripped on the drivers seat, left side boulster. Will Leatherique be able to soften it up and remove these creases? What other products will work for this? How difficult is it to restitch the leather in picture 1?
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Basically, I'm looking for what products will remove old products and which ones will work for what I need. I've looked on the forum multiple times, but everyones car is different and I was just trying to find what would be good for mine. All the pictures were with my iPad, so I apologize for that.
Thanks for any responses, I'm looking to do this ASAP!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Nothing guys? I'm trying to knock it out this weekend..
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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One part Woolite, 6 parts water in a spray bottle, use with a damp wash cloth then a dry towel to finish. You might need to do a few times depending on how slicked up your interior is.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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I use leatherique pristine clean on all my leathers and dash. Gives it a nice "new" matte look.
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"Proper Finished Leather Cleaning and Care" - http://www.autopia.org/forum/guide-d...ning-care.html

I hope the information in this article is of some help to you. If you have any further questions please let me know
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, that link was very helpful!
As for the trim around the windows, I need a good glue..any ideas?
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #7
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i use leatherique pristine clean on all my leathers and dash. Gives it a nice "new" matte look.
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