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    Jeans staining the red leather

    We've got red Nappa leather in our A3 cabby and its already showing signs of blue denim staining on the edges of the seats, after only 3mths from new.

    What's a good product to get this off, and maybe to protect again it?

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    wash the jeans a few times before wearing them in the car?
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    Hi Gweev drop me a pm and I will be more than happy too advise you on removing dye transfer and the products too use

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    when i had a pure white trim i used to carry baby wipes
    did the job for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    when i had a pure white trim i used to carry baby wipes
    did the job for me
    baby wipes is a no go mate due too the alkaline used in them to neutralise the acidity in urine. The alkaline will eventually soften and break down the leathers protective finish leaving the colour exposed, which will then come off and once your at that stage the only way too solve the problem is recolour and refinish the leather. The best way too prolong the life of your leather is too use the correct products for cleaning, removing stains and dye transfer ect. That way your safely removing without damaging the leathers finish or colour.

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    ​Simple solution, dont wear jeans, sorted. Lmao. xx
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    You got blue legs as well then?
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    thats strange.
    im getting a red interior
    and i might have to apply
    some stain guard to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    ​Simple solution, dont wear jeans, sorted. Lmao. xx
    thanks Sandra, but I practically live in jeans! Maybe i should just get some red ones lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    ​Simple solution, dont wear jeans, sorted. Lmao. xx
    any pictures of what we should be wearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gweev View Post
    thanks Sandra, but I practically live in jeans! Maybe i should just get some red ones lol.
    Thats a solution, just make sure they dont have zips, buckles or buttons on the back, or you will scratch the leather as well, lmao. X
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    any pictures of what we should be wearing?
    just google Calvin Klein shorts and you can get lots of pics to choose from, lmao. x
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    Well I used olive oil to get gloss of my red leather trim, read it on tinternet, worked a treat, I would say there are tailored products out there but this worked a treat so may do the job!

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    Did the oil itself not stain tho? I guess it makes sense as gloss is oil-based too so the olive oil probably lossened the gloss enough to wipe off, but fabric dye is not oil based as far as i know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo jay View Post
    baby wipes is a no go mate due too the alkaline used in them to neutralise the acidity in urine.
    I use Pampers baby wipes all the time on my seats as I was informed that they contained nothing harmful and that the Lanolin contained in them was perfect for keeping the leather soft and crack-free. Is this duff-gen then???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodster View Post
    I use Pampers baby wipes all the time on my seats as I was informed that they contained nothing harmful and that the Lanolin contained in them was perfect for keeping the leather soft and crack-free. Is this duff-gen then???
    There are many types on babe wipes available on the market and the chemicals used in them can vary but fundamentally there there too do the same job which is balance the ph levels (neutralise). It's these same chemicals that will soften and eventually break down the leathers finish which will leave the colour exposed and that's when you'll start too have problems with colour loss and cracking/peeling ect, that's why it's always best too use the correct products for the job not just too clean and protect but also too prolong the life and appearance of your leather.
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