A customer sent in this repair -- restored the Calcite Cream interior in their Volvo C70 convertible -- looks great!
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!
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.
Super quick repair - buffing in some color on this upright bolster took about 10 minutes
Dye Transfer IS repairable, but must be sprayed on with an airbrush or a Preval Sprayer for the most effective repair possible. This seat had plenty of wear on the seat bottom that was easy enough to fix simply by rubbing in new dye with a lint-free cloth. The upright bolster, where you see the blue dye transfer, was applied using an airbrush gun, using about 5 coats to achieve maximum coverage. As usual, similar results can be accomplished using a Preval Spray Gun. If you're looking to pick up some leather dye to repair damage on your leather seats, click on the link at the end of this post, enter your vehicle details, let us determine the best leather dye color for your vehicle, and we'll ship it straight to you!
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.