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Old 06-15-2005, 06:51 PM
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Scuffed leather

The seat in the wifes car is scuffed in the side bolster area, you know where she slides in and out. It is leather not vinyl. Is there a dye that will fix that, the leather is not torn just the color scuffed off.

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Old 06-15-2005, 10:49 PM
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Most North American vehicles with leather have leather that comes with a clear Vinyl top coat for durability. If the scuffs are minor you can reapply a clear vinyl layer via step 2 just get a vinyl spray without pigment.

To fix a scuff it really depends on how deep it is.
If the car is still in any type of warrenty the dealer will replace the cover as this is a warrenty failure. it is called top coat failure in the industry, we use a mace test to try to scratch the leather and it is supposed to be 50,000 cycles before Breakin of the top coat. If not you have two options.

1. If it is really deep and doesnt have a detail stitch, french seam or deck seam (top stitching) go to a trim shop and ask for a quote to replace the bolster. If it does have a detail stitch still do it but be aware they would typically want to have you replace the sidefacing too as it is very difficult to hide the holes and extra holes will be unsightly and have the potential to rip in the future. Then go to step 2.

2. If the price at the trim shop freaked you out then consider the following. Go to a Automotive paint supply store and give them you interior color code. Have them mix you a spray bomb of Vinyl paint. Tape off the rest of the leaving the entire bolster exposed. Get some MEK and wipe the entire bolster surface to remove the top coating and any Amour all that you may have used to try to reduce the failure. The paint on the paint in several coats. Focus the first few coats on the crack and then feather the remaining coats to cover the rest of the bolster. This isnt as good of a fix as replacing the panel or the cover but if you have a good shop they can match the color pretty good and real vinyl paint will stand up faily well to extend the life of the cover a bit longer.

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It's a Jaguar with Corenthian (sp?) leather. It's scuffed and the color is off but the leather is not torn. I thought about having the section replaced but wanted to try something else first as it is still in good shape other than color.
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Sorry make that Connolly leather, I think that's just a big name for regular old dead *** cow so they can charge you more.
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Connely leather is the "high end tannery" in England. Their hides are heavily processed to give a very nice "hand" or softness. But have little top coating protection, if any. Most Newer Jags are full of french seams, back to my original comment over a trim shop repair. The issue then falls to the fact that it is that it is difficult, almost impossible, to match the color and finish on it with a redye.

If you havent done so already look into a repacement cover from a dealer. When you consider that a trim shop will charge you to get a Connely hide, usually their materials are about $20 a square foot retail, I dont know what model you have so there is vinyl potentially there as well and the shipping. Finally the labor. The number regreatably will probably come to around $700 bucks and a cover should be around $400 bucks from a dealer.

If you still feel this is a issue that warrents a change. Once you have checked into the dealer availability of a cover, Cushions are easier to replace than backs and if careful you could probably install yourself. Take the car into a paint place as I suggested before and get them to try to match the color and see if you can touch it up.

Again Connely is very hard to match if they cant then at least you will have a plan b in place.
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Seems to be a matter of how much you want to spend. www.leatherique.com has a line of redye stuff and if color match really is of the utmost importance, then you can send them in a sample of what you have for an exact match. Their leather care products are pretty good too. And you can refer to Connolly in the past tense from what I've read...bankrupt.
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Thanks for the info guys still not sure what I am going to end up doing but at least I now have some usefull info.
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Connolly gone but not anavailable

Yes I know that Connolly is gone, but we were were talking about a product you already have so I didnt bring that out specifically. But duelly noted. I was just trying to say the potential steps out there. And rest assured there are replacement covers out there as Jag has to support the warrenty for at a minimum of 10 years as mandated by Ford their mother company. I know you are still pondering the next step, but the hides are still vey much around. From what I understand UKhide.co.uk has bought up the remaining hides and they can be purchased until the hide is gone.
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