[urq] Seat Dye
thatcher.hubbard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 18:16:55 PDT 2007
Isn't Leatherique the new hotness when it comes to restoring leather?
They claim it can bring leather that's cardboard hard back from the
dead, which is pretty bold. They also have a leather dye product, and
they'll match a custom color for you, which is actually kind of cool.
I have no direct experience with their stuff, but I'm planning on
giving it a shot here this fall. The front seats in my Urq are beyond
restoration, have been since I've had the car, but the back might be
I've had reasonable luck with Lexol in the past, but that was on
leather that was still in reasonably good shape.
On 9/14/07, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
> Thanks Keith-
> So regading Hide Food - I've used it on a few sets of seta - my now gone
> tan urq seats - and seats from a '93 BMW 325i - I never had very good
> results from the Hide Food - Granted maybe the seats were past the point
> of return - I don't know...
> I used the HF in warm/hot temps - so it soaked in.
> I never used plastic wrap over the seats like I did this last time -
> which _seemed_ to help
> What other tips can you guys offer?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SpotatAshleys [mailto:spotatashleys at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 12:30 AM
> To: Brandon Rogers; 'Urq list'
> Subject: Re: [urq] Seat Dye
> About 18 years ago I changed the colour of the leather seats on my 1963
> Daimler V8 from a rather tired looking and grim grey to red using a
> product called VinylKote. I'm not sure if it still exists (I think it
> does because I've just done a google search) but the seats are still a
> glorious red and have aged well now looking like old red seats. It was
> easy to do and has lasted well. If your leather is not as supple as it
> was use Connolly Hide Food - it's the best at reviving tired leather but
> I'm not sure how this goes with Vinylkote - you may have to colour the
> seats before applying hide food or it may affect the adhsion of the
> vinylkote.It will say in the vinylkote instructions anyway. Hope this
> '87 WR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
> To: "'Urq list'" <urq at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:03 PM
> Subject: [urq] Seat Dye
> > Has anybody tried re-dying their seats? I'm hoping there is a good
> > wipe-on type dye. Would be looking for the chocolate brown from '83
> > MY cars.
> > My seats are a little on the dry side - put some Color Plus Softener
> > on them over the weekend and put plastic wrap over them while in the
> > sun - they seem a little better now - will do another application.
> > The color seems a little lighter in some areas now, tho...
> > Brandon
> > '84 ur
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