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Old 06-16-2008, 10:29 PM
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How do you repair leather scuffs?

I have black leather and I seem to scuff the same area on my seat repetitively. I'm sure it's from getting in and out of the car.

I don't know what I'm doing, so I blend creamy shoe polish with leather conditioner and blend it in. It looks good but rubs off after about three weeks (probably on my clothes).

What's the correct method?
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I have black leather and I seem to scuff the same area on my seat repetitively. I'm sure it's from getting in and out of the car.

I don't know what I'm doing, so I blend creamy shoe polish with leather conditioner and blend it in. It looks good but rubs off after about three weeks (probably on my clothes).

What's the correct method?
Unfortunately, short of re-dyeing the leather, you cannot do anything else. Conditiong the leather will make it look less visible and less suseptable to future ware. You've basically taken material off by rubbing it while getting in and out; very common. The only thing to prevent it is to be aware of it and get in and out without rubbing the sides.
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Conditioning the leather won't help it to go away, but it will help it to not get much worse.

The reason that the leather scuffs or cracks from wear is because it gets dry and it loses its ability to flex and stretch. So keep it conditioned and hopefully your problem won't get much worse.
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Unfortunately, short of re-dyeing the leather, you cannot do anything else. Conditiong the leather will make it look less visible and less suseptable to future ware. You've basically taken material off by rubbing it while getting in and out; very common. The only thing to prevent it is to be aware of it and get in and out without rubbing the sides.
It is actually re-pigmenting the leather. Basically you are re poly-urethaning the leather. The PU will have a tint to it. Lighter the tint the more PU is needed. Darker the tint the less.

Re-dyeing leather is specific to aniline leathers. The most recent aniline leather on a whole sale auto scale i know of is ford's King ranch leather.

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Thanks guys.

Grouse, I'm hoping for a DIY solution. The shoe polish works great, I just want something that lasts a little longer than a few weeks. But maybe nothing will because of the constant rubbing that Moe referred to. I can suck it up if I have to.
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Propperly done LM repair should be as long lasting as the original OE product. The think to do is figure out what is rubbing and eliminate that.
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What's LM repair?
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Is that a product? If I Google it, this is what I get. I assume that's not what you had in mind. It's certainly not what I'm looking for.
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Is that a product? If I Google it, this is what I get. I assume that's not what you had in mind. It's certainly not what I'm looking for.


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Thanks chardonet!

Grouse, how is cleaner going to help me? I need some kind of black dye.
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Elmel here you go....

http://www.colorproleather.com/page/page/3558218.htm
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Thanks Flyer.

It looks like I want the pigmented, not Aniline, right?
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Then after you pigment that area, learn how to get in & out of the car with out hitting that spot.
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With a fractured vertebra and three bulged discs, it's easier said than done.
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