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Leather Cleaning - Care + Colour Restoration


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#1 Samr

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

Hi All,

I was wondering how the leather on the car should be looked after?

I used Autoglym Leather Care the day I got the car, and initially the leather looked all nice and dark - with a slight shine, even after "buffing" off the conditioner, but they have gradually dulled and look a little grey.

Is there a way to maintain the shine / restore original colour?

1s ttime I've owned leather seats - so I appreciate any help/advice with this :)

Sam

#2 Russ77

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:55 PM

I've only ever used Meguiars leather conditioner on mine and they do look a little duller after but I think the shininess is just where the leather gets hard and polished by people sitting on it.

#3 Samr

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Thanks - I guess it shouldn't look shiny - been reading up, thanks russ :)

I have some "Rustins Leather Re-Colouring Balm" that I am going to use to get it all back to a nice dark black, will post results once done, before and after.

#4 ourpcman

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

If you're really serious have a look at Woolies renovation products http://www.woolies-t...d-products.aspx

#5 Bonespost

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:34 PM

Dr leather wipes or  spray