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Leather seats and dyeing

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Scrappy, Oct 5, 2006.

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum, bought a second hand A3 1.8T yesterday, adn there's a few things that I need to do to the car, before i'm happy with it. Number 1 problem for me at the minute is the interior. When I saw the car listed the pictures showed what looked like a nice cream leather interior, but once I got the car, the colour of the leather is more like a greeny/yellow mustard colour, and I really don't like it at all. I have searched on yahoo and have found kits for dyeing the seats black, at around £80. However, I have no experience of this, I don't know how difficult it would be, and i'd feel much more comfortable if I knew where I could get someone to do it for me professionally. Has anyone got any recommendations of places to go? Or past experience of dyeing leather themsleves? Thanks for any help!!
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    Don't do it i spend a lot of time and money dying a set of leather recaros and was never happy, the leather would have a protective coating on it to stop it from getting stains, you'll find most of the companies who advertise leather dye its actually more like a paint that they are selling that WILL scratch of and look awfull.

    Thats my experience all i can sugest is sell what you've got and buy a set in the colour you want.
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    Have you tried Auto Glym leather cleaner?

    It may be just the case they are filthy and need a good clean...

    Trust me I have the "silver" leather and you have to keep on top of them each month.

    Give them a very good clean before anything drastic and i'm sure you will be pleased with the results!
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