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Old 17-11-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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56k Icon Thank you LTT! Plus New touch up pen leather dye REVIEW>

Id like to start with a big thanks to LTT leather for the advice and supply of there leather care kit and satin black touch up pen

here's the story...

My Jaguar S type R seats upon purchasing the car were quite shiny especialy on the drivers boulsters in the usual places. i was concerned that this was actual wear of the leather as the car came from stratstone and i thought that being a jaguar main dealer they would have the skills to prep leather properly and that it could not be rectifyed. however, upon speaking to ltt leather in Harrogate, they said it is likely to be ingrained dirt that was causing the shine. they recomended my their foam, protect and maintain system to bring it back to life. so that was ordered.

the other problem that i had, was that a seam on the drivers seat had worn through leaving the natural tan leather on show which i wanted to re colour, but was worried because there is red stitching around the damaged area.
I mentioned this to ltt and they said they wouldnt recomend the usual dye system as if it gets on the red stitch it wont be red for long however...... they are about to launch a product, so they said, which is a leather dye in a marker pen style applicator. they had a sample in matt/satin black with i thought would be worth a shot so bought that as well. i think it was 15 quid.....


sorry i didnt take any before pics but i was very very pleased with the results.

JDS and i were cleaning the seats and when the satin look was returned to the seat JDS was convinced that the seats didnt need any protection, the reason being that most conditioner protectors etc are a cream and can cause leather to become sticky etc, i said we would have to use it because its here in our hands and we have to give it a go!! the big supprise was that it lightly mist's onto the leather like water, a quick wipe with the cloths provided and it dries instantly adding to the clean satin look and making the leather feel super soft and supple needless to say we were both absolutly over the moon and now have an interior on a 6 year old 40000 mile car that looks just like new!!

we also got some of the leather essence which does smell like a face full of chammois. id score it a good 7 out of ten as a car fragrance. i wouldnt however put it in a car with no leather in it.


sorry no before pics but i have some pics of the leather dye on a pair of bike leathers that have been down the road!!


here is the kit in its bag





and here laid out








and the touch up pen






Note the worn section of black on the seam as it was on our drivers seat.



a quick touchup







the repaired seam




this boulster had ten tons of dirt in it and was very shiny indeed. here it is clean and protected.


drivers inner boulster


full drivers seat



rear seats



and finaly a driver door card.




Thanks for looking hope this helps anyone with leather issues like mine
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awesome, i could do with one of those pens as my bolsters are starting to wear.
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Old 18-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the review, the pens are actaully £9.95 (trade price also available) and come in 36 standard colours. Will be on the website shortly.

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Old 21-11-2009, 08:34 PM   #4
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the leather still looks really shiny, or is it just the pics?
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Old 21-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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Cant even see the repair, which is obviously the point

Maybe get some pics with you pointing at them so we can nit pick
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Old 21-11-2009, 10:11 PM   #6
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Looking forward to the pens being available as i need one for my BMW leather.
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Old 21-11-2009, 11:56 PM   #7
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Just give us a ring and we can supply them
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Old 22-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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Looks superb, shame no before pics - don't forget next time!!
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the leather is not shiny at all i promise!!!!
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Old 27-11-2009, 03:31 PM   #10
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Leather Touch Up Repair Pens now available on our website http://www.lttsolutions.net/ available in 36 standard colours. Auto interior colours will all be added shortly.
Tried and tested by detailers and repair technicians for use on car interiors, furniture, handbags, jackets, luggage etc.

Don't forget 10% discount for DW if you order via the office.

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