Leather and vinyl seats
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Wed Jan 7 14:30:35 PST 2015
Here is a link to SEM Products Color Coats.
I notice that it does not specifically say for leather. On the other hand,
I have a pair of leather sofas that were fading from use and age. I took
those out and sprayed them with SEM color coat and they have stood up just
fine, certainly no cracking, peeling, etc. This is a "Professional" product,
you are more likely to find it in a store which caters to the trade than
Advance, or Auto Zone.
I think I used it, about 10 years ago, on a pair of leather Supra seats I
have kicking around. Not a fair test as they are still kicking in my barn
waiting for a use.
I particularly recommend their "Landau Black" for exterior trim, it was an
exact match in sheen for those cars I have used it on.
There is a leather restorer advertised for Ferraris, Rolls, etc, that is
actually supposed to fill cracks. I have never used it and cannot recall
the name, although it is well recommended. Quite expensive, I think the kit
for two seats is about $300.00. That is why I have never used it, I still
have the money I got from the tooth fairy by pulling my daughter's teeth out.
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:59:02 -0500
From: Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com>
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Leather and vinyl seats
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No, I'm not sure, I just figured it made sense due to totally different
For the vinyl, it has to adhere to the surface of a plastic material.
I bought a rattle can of vinyl dye, since I have some ugly grey I want
to turn black, and figured I'd use that on any vinyl on the seats as well.
For the leather, it should soak in a bit, and be enhanced rather than
removed by leather cleaners and conditioners etc., right?
I also picked up a bottle of Fleliblings black leather dye and have used
all of it so far on one seat indoors, just on the pleats and bolsters.
The leather eats it up. I had some "excess" get on the other bits here
and there, I suppose I should look at how that would seem to hold up.
What is this SEM product you speak of?
What I tended to find were either sprays for "everything else" (vinyl,
carpet, etc.) or products intended for leather.
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