Color Restoration - 2004 Honda S2000

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This Honda S2000 was restored using two methods. We started by dabbing on a base coat of dye using a paint sponge, with two very light coats. This worked well to fill I dye to some of the deeper cracks. Next, and airbrush was used to feather in 3 very light coats over the repair area and blend in with the rest of the seat, which still looks very good. If you're looking to touch up your Honda, you'll be happy to know we have extensive data on Honda colors going back to the early 90's. Click here to order touch up dye for your vehicle! 

Color Restoration - 2007 BMW X5

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Simple color restoration using leather dye specially formulated for this X5 (BMW "Black " is in reality a deep gray with a dash of brown).    

1) clean the seat thoroughly with Simple Green

2) rub in dye with a lint-free rag, then wipe off excess with a slightly dampened rag.  

3) let dry for 20 minutes, then repeat.  

This project took 4 very light coats to restore color to the wear on the seat.  

If you want to touch up your own seats, Click Here to purchase dye custom leather dye for your car!

Color Restoration - Mazda RX-7

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Relatively simple color restoration - since it was mostly missing in the cracks in the leather, I wiped on dye with a lint-free towel and then wiped off excess dye with a towel dampened with Simple Green cleaner.

You can achieve similar results when you buy leather dye for your vehicle. Simply enter your vehicle details when you order, and we'll find a match for your car's leather. Go to www.seatdoctors.com/shop/automotive-leather-dye now!

Steering Wheel Restoration - Toyota Avalon

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This steering wheel was worn and some of the plastic discolored from UV Damage. Here's the process to do this yourself:

  • Clean the area to be restored thoroughly. If you're planning on re-dyeing the entire steering wheel, just give the whole thing a very thorough scrub with a Scotch-Brite pad and some water-based cleaner. 
  • Prep the steering wheel leather with some denatured alcohol -- this will make the existing finish slightly tacky and ready to accept new leather. Make sure to mask off the surrounding area, as dripping alcohol can discolor plastic, vinyl, or leather that didn't need restoring.
  • The steering wheel may need some light sanding with 400 or even 600 grit sandpaper to smooth out any damaged or pitted areas.
  • Mask off very thoroughly the areas that won't be receiving new dye.
  • The best results will come from either airbrushing new dye or using a Preval sprayer. Some customers have had good success with a paint sponge, but it takes quite a bit more patience.

Please note that if you're wanting to pick up new dye for your steering wheel, it can be very difficult to match if the steering wheel is not the same color as the leather seats, as trim documentation is far less thorough than leather seat documentation. If you do have a matching steering wheel and want to touch it up yourself, navigate to our direct purchase page by Clicking Here, and make sure to note that this is a steering wheel application in the "additional comments" field.