[s-cars] black seat dye
jerryscott at wispertel.net
Sun Aug 5 11:48:20 EDT 2007
I think that I originally got mine from either Safeway or King Soopers.
But in looking for it recently, I didn't see it on the shelf. If you
Google "Kiwi Leather Dye," you will see that you can order it from
Walgreens.com for $3.49 a bottle plus shipping. You also might try one
of their stores.
Chad Clark wrote:
> Jerry- thanks for the info. Where might one find this Kiwi "Leather
> Dye" locally(I'm in Longmont, but willing to travel)
> Chad Clark
> '92 UrS
> '01 A6 2.7t
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Scott"
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> Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 9:19 AM
> Subject: [s-cars] black seat dye
>> I recently dyed my driver's seat bolsters where the black color wears
>> down to the bare leather. I used liquid Kiwi "Leather Dye" in a sponge
>> bottle applicator that worked very well. I cleaned the area first with
>> a 50/50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water and allowed several hours
>> for this to dry. I also did the steering wheel and the shifter boot.
>> The color match results are amazing. I did the steering wheel about 2
>> years ago and it has never crocked onto my hands or clothing. It did
>> feel a little tacky for a while, but this soon went away after usage.
>> The seats look and feel quite normal. I have tested both with a wet
>> sponge and the dye does not crock onto the sponge. Kiwi also makes a
>> product called "Scuff Cover," but I have not tried this one. I can only
>> vouch for the "Leather Dye." Be sure to rinse out the sponge applicator
>> with warm water after each use to keep it from drying out and clogging.
>> I allowed the dye to dry for 2 days before use, but one day is probably
>> enough. Locations more humid than Denver might require more drying
>> time. I have no suggestions for seats that are other than black.
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