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Old 30-12-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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Problem with leather cleaning

Hi guys

Haven’t posted on here much. A big problem with my rear leather seats on my E46 M3. They are red nappa.

The front seats I cleaned in exactly the same way. A light soap wash and then meguairs leather cleaner and conditioner I have laying about. I used a meguairs leather cleaning brush I had. The fronts came out a lovely Matt/satin finish which is perfect, and no dye removed.

The rears has a really big shine to them. And after further close inspection they seem to have been painted or something as I can see ‘bits’ under the coloured surface.

I gave the rear centre section a light scrub/clean (probably around 1/4 the amount of cleaning I did on the fronts) and wiped off. This was the result below:





The stitching seems to have been painted and is hard to the touch.



And the brush from cleaning the rear seats. When I cleaned the fronts there was zero colour removed.



Any help is going to be greatly appreciated. I have found this product:

https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Leather_Colourant_Kit

Has anyone ever used this. If I was to scrub back the entire seat and use this stuff would it be an easy ish job, I say easy, more time consuming probably.

Either that or I need to find some new rear seats.

Thanks

Rich
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Old 31-12-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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Best bet is to contact JudyB at LTT leather for some professional advice, otherwise she is on here quite often and may see your post.
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Old 31-12-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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Old 31-12-2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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Best bet is to contact JudyB at LTT leather for some professional advice, otherwise she is on here quite often and may see your post.
Very good advice
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Old 31-12-2017, 06:44 PM   #5
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I would say get in touch with furniture clinic to. Just watched their video on how to restore leather car seats and it looks very impressive
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You need to be careful if this has been restored previously which it appears to have been. The underlying restoration is very unstable and needs to be dealt with before doing anything else.
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