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!
1999 Jaguar XJ8 - Ivory leather - both front seats were repaired as well as the armrests, but the center console went from a wreck to a work of art. Click Here to pick up Jaguar Leather Dye vin-matched to your vehicle!
This poor car owner had some tires replaced on his 2004 Acura TL, and the tire shop left the tires on the back seat baking in the sun for barely a day. When the tires were removed, rubber stains remained, and the customer despaired.
Fortunately, we have an exact match for Acura's Parchment leather. The customer cleaned the seat as much as possible, but the tire tracks were fairly ingrained. He followed with 4 super light coats of Acura Parchment leather dye using a Preval Sprayer, giving a half hour between coats. 2 hours after the final coat, he buffed it a damp microfiber cloth.
Leather dye works fantastic for damage such as this. If you are looking for advice on how best to tackle a dye transfer like this, rest assured that Seat Doctors leather dye can help restore your leather back to like-new condition.
A customer sent in this repair -- a blue ballpoint pen exploded on the seat, and after cleaning it as thoroughly as possible, a dark blue mark remained.
The customer was able to spray on a few light coats of matching Parchment leather dye, concealing the stain and restoring color to the seat!
Whether you're fixing ink transfer, dye transfer from denim jeans, or restoring color to worn seats, leather dye can help. Order matching leather dye for your Lexus, Toyota, BMW, or almost any other car make and model by Clicking Right Here!
We carry leather dye repair kits for Ford Eddie Bauer Edition Two-tone leather interiors. The color tones changed a couple time over the years - - send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you find the right combination.
Believe it or not, this is the same car! The leather color had been stripped from water damage, but the leather was still in good shape.
The seat was cleaned and prepared by first scrubbing with diluted Simple Green water-based cleaner and a Blue Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite pad, then with some diluted Denatured Alcohol and a lint-free paper towel.
The color was matched to the VIN as "Camel Beige", and sprayed on in 6 light coats. A hair dryer was used to quicken drying between coats, using low or no heat.
This seat is ready to be sat on immediately, but will cure fully in about 48 hours. I use a Badger airbrush system, but similar results can be attained using a Preval Spray Gun.
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While our service area is Rockford and Chicago suburbs, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
To be perfectly honest, the vast majority of upholstery is in swell shape, even after years of use and abuse -- most of the repairs we make are due to unusual wear and tear or simply age.
We recommend regularly cleaning and conditioning your vinyl and leather interiors. Armorall isn't sufficient -- it doesn't clean effectively, and its finish is very waxy -- when we're repairing seats the waxy buildup is apparent and difficult to clean off (Our repair compounds and dyes will adhere to vinyl and leather but not to Armorall).
If you're looking to clean and condition your leather and vinyl regularly, here's the two products we recommend:
Works great on vinyl and plastic interiors without leaving that greasy film other protectants do.
Neither of these products are expressly made to clean leather and vinyl, but neither are any protectorants you'll buy at Autozone or Walmart -- care must be taken to clean your leather and vinyl first with the appropriate solvents, then take to the upholstery with conditioners and protectorants. Doing this will improve the look of your interior and lengthen the life of your upholstery.
Of course, even a car that's been treated with the greatest care will still require occasional repairs to the interior. We at Seat Doctors are a phone call away, and always available to help restore the look utility of your vehicle with our vinyl and leather interior repair process!