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Red Leather Dye

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by crazy1tracey, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. crazy1tracey

    crazy1tracey Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi all, i'm new here!
    Just picked up a lovely little silver Copen that has wear to the red leather on the drivers seat.
    Anyone know what I could colour it with????????
     
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  2. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    there must be product available - i'm addicted to the wheeler dealers tv show where they do up cars to sell on, often they get a pro to paint the leather seats - main issue is getting the right colour.
     
  3. quibbles

    quibbles Copenworld Regular

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    I've got a scratch on mine, so would be interested to know too.
    Cue Adam :D
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Okay well you could try liquid leather scuff master.
    http://www.liquidleather.com/scuffs.htm

    If you look at the colour list
    http://www.liquidleather.com/auto colour bank.htm

    The red & natural (beige) colours are listed for the Daihatsu Copen.
    You can have a go at the kit yourself or via the site they will guide you to a professional in your area to do it for you.

    Personally I'd search locally for an automotive leather trimmer. As DSB said Edd China & Mike Brewer use a local trimmer to re-dye or repair seats on Wheeler Dealers.
     
  5. crazy1tracey

    crazy1tracey Copenworld Newbie

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    Wow, I didn't expect a response so soon.
    GREAT SITE!!!!
     
  6. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

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    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    We got DFS to touch our`s up on our first copen!!!!:D
     
  7. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    did they offer it to you for a 50% discount THIS WEEKEND ONLY! :) ?
     
  8. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

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    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    No , I Think It Was A " Final Chance offer " :D!!!!
     
  9. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty Copenworld Regular

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    Sometimes it can be simple

    Treat the leather seats as you would a pair of shoes! - Seriously, a waxed based shoe polish or leather furniture polish/food should be rubbed into the seats every so often to keep the leather in a good condition.

    For those tiny scratches which have revealed the bleached white colour of the leather underneath the red, you can use either a leather dye, or use a red Permanent marker pen (-this also works on shoes) and then some leather polish/food on top.
    This advice might sound a bit crude but here's a thought... I have recently worked at a supplier of interior parts to Jaguar Land Rover where I have first hand experience of the Range Rover door assembly - Any scuff marks on the leather will mean that the door won't be accepted by the quality check and will be scrapped, but tiny, minor marks are often removed with shoe polish (out of a small tin that anyone can go and buy from the supermarket!), so if it's good enough for new Range Rovers, then I'm happy to use it on my own car :)
     
  10. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    thanks for tip. I currently use leather feed/cleaner sold specifically for cars and a red leather dye from ebay, but it's not a great colour match so will try and find a decent pen next time i'm passing art shop / stationers
     
  11. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    When I was living in the UK, I had good results with renovating leather seats using products from Woolies.

    I haven't tried it on a Copen, but I've rejuvenated some very old seats on classic cars which I initially thought I was going to have to completely re-cover. They'll match any colour if you send them a small sample of the leather (e.g. from under the seat). It's not particularly cheap, and it does take a bit of time and effort to do, but I think it's one of the better options.
     
  12. DaveM

    DaveM Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi - what we have been using and seems to be a perfect match for the red colour is "Woly" shoe cream -The colour code is Red -415 - Bar Code is 4010864201334
     
  13. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Does it not come off onto your clothes?
     
  14. DaveM

    DaveM Copenworld Newbie

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    It hasn't come off onto clothes at all - I have really buffed it off well once it has dried in and we haven't had a problem at all with it - it does seem to do a good job of keepng leather feeling supple as well.
     
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