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Old 09-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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All i can say is WOW, this stuff is amazing, so far i have finished the doors, center console, and drivers seat. I have the rear prepped but have not dyed it yet. And still have to start on passenger seat which i am dreading cause its so much work. Before and after pics. The seat looks and feels brand new. I will post pics of the entire interior when im done.

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Old 09-26-2009, 03:35 PM
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What was your process and what did you use? How long did that take?
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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I bought the Leatherique system.
1) stripped all old color off with, acetone and laquer thinner.
2) Put on 2 really thick coats of their Leather rejuvinator oil. Let sink in for 4 or 5 days.
3) Wiped seats/panels down with their surface prep solution. Let dry for a day or 2.
4) Wiped seats/panels down with alcohol to further remove any oil on surface.
5) rubbed DYE in with an old soft T-shirt, 2 coats.
6) final Dye was applied with an Airbrush which gives it a uniform/Matte finish.

If you do it right and follow directions it will take a few weeks at least. Total cost to me $160 for Leatherique products, ($40-$50 bag of rags, acetone, laquer thinner, masking tape, 400-600 grit sandpaper), $100 or less for compressor/airbrush kit.
In my opinion Airbrush is a MUST!!

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Old 09-26-2009, 04:34 PM
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An incredible result - looks like new!
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I've seen similar threads with equally great results. It still amazes me everytime how well this works if you do it right. Good job!
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that is amazing. great job.. How does the cracking get filled in?
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Very nice! Your hard work paid off!
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Looks great, really nice job. Any plans for the black piping?
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They look great, excellent job!
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Yes, Leatherique is the best. At the start of each summer I treat the leather seats with Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil and it stays ultra soft and supple for another year (the trick is to cover the seats with a plastic garbage bag and let the seats "cook" in the summer heat for 24 - 48 hours).

The Leatherique "Crack Filler" product is probably what he used to fill the cracks.
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Amazing! If you were selling this stuff I would say those were doctored pics. How does it work if your changing color?
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Originally Posted by mojo747 View Post
Amazing! If you were selling this stuff I would say those were doctored pics. How does it work if your changing color?
Supposedly a color change is not difficult as long as you take all of the old color off. I kind of wish that i had gone with a newer Color like SAND BEIGE that we have in our Cayenne, but im not sure if it would have matched the carpets to well.
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That is an awesome job...does it come off on clothing or run when the weather gets hot enough?
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That is an awesome job...does it come off on clothing or run when the weather gets hot enough?
Well i havent tested it yet, but i have never seen anyone complain about that. The only thing i am worried about is that it will eventually get polished as i slide in and out of the seat.
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My interior was changed from light gray to black. The seats are factory porsche black but the panels were spray dyed. I want to strip them and redo them right. Will this stuff work as good on panels?
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