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      05-04-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Seat wear

Hi, my passenger seat shows signs of some seat wear. Don't know what caused it, as I bought the CPO car. And there is no way the dealer is going to replace this (another long-long story).
I used Zaino Z9 and Z10, but it didn't help much. What else can I do? Probably just make it darker, so it is not that visible.

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      05-04-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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I've had seats re-dyed that came out looking brand new and held up well. Your dealership probably could make arrangements for you. I'd do both front ones so they look the same. Or you could order a new cover yourself, I don't think I'd like looking at that odd wear mark every day. Good luck!
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Or you could order a new cover yourself
The passenger side lower cushion assembly (can't just order the cover on the passenger side) is $1351.40 for leather, $759.23 for leatherette. I'd be trying to figure something else out for that price.
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Thanks for advice, looked up dyeing but need more reliable info. don't want to screw up the seat completely =) You are right, it's not pleasant to see that mark...

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Yeah, it's too expensive to replace completely... $1351.40
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I'd give leatherique a try first. My wife's car has white blotchy stuff like that the passenger leather seat and it got rid of it. You need both the Prestine Clean and rejuvinating solution.. you put a lot of the prestine clean on and let it sink in for 2+ hours with the car in the warm sun.. then use the rejuvinating stuff to remove it.
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the location of the wear is quite "interesting".

guess some one must pleasured him/herself alot while driving.
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I'd give leatherique a try first. My wife's car has white blotchy stuff like that the passenger leather seat and it got rid of it. You need both the Prestine Clean and rejuvinating solution.. you put a lot of the prestine clean on and let it sink in for 2+ hours with the car in the warm sun.. then use the rejuvinating stuff to remove it.
+1 try the Leatherique combo, though you want to let the oil soak under heat, not the cleaner. Detailed Image has a good how to on their site.

If that doesn't do it, you can also try some black leather shoe dye/repair polish. I had pretty good spot results carefully using this on my E46 seats.
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+1 try the Leatherique combo, though you want to let the oil soak under heat, not the cleaner. Detailed Image has a good how to on their site.

If that doesn't do it, you can also try some black leather shoe dye/repair polish. I had pretty good spot results carefully using this on my E46 seats.
Oh crap I got it backwards! Yeah let the oil soak in. Then take off with the cleaner. I definitely didn't get it wrong when I actually did it. BTW the white blotchy stuff was contact solution (saline). Didn't come off with just water.
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