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      08-18-2011, 12:09 AM   #1
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Are your car's leather seats showing signs of wear? There's a solution to that!

It's called Swissvax Leather Healer.

This product is specially mixed to match the exact color of the factory leather at the swissvax factory. Each bottle takes 3-4 weeks to receive from Switzerland.

We applied it to the Coral red Boston leather found in this BMW 135i we recently detailed.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563231

The application process is pretty simple, and leaves the seats looking new!

See for yourself...

Products Used:

Swissvax Leather Cleaner
Swissvax Leather Brush
Swissvax Leather Grinding Pad
Swissvax Leather Healer
Swissvax Leather Glaze (Leather Sealant)

Here's how the seat looked before:



First we cleaned the surface to be treated and grinded the frayed leather using the grinding pad. then applied the Leather Healer. We ended up applying about 5 coats with about 30 min between each coat.






And the finished result!




Thanks for looking!

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      08-18-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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Very interesting DOM, Ill have to hit you up one day and ask about this as a lot of my clients cars have the wear and tear and it would be nice to be able to handle it for them without having to refer out to an upholstery shop
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      08-18-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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This is exactly what I need for my drivers seat!!

I have some surface wear on my bolster, similar to that, and it stands out so much on the Oyster leather!

More info please, how can I get this (espcially in Canada)??
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Contact Swissvax USA. They can get it for you.
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Looks like it did a good job. Do you remember what pricing was?
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about $79 a bottle i believe
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      08-26-2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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Wow that looks great.
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that is nuts
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Looks great. But leaves me wondering how the durability and longevity holds up against the wear on rubbing against it. Cause hey let's face it, the original leather finish wears off. So would this? Either way, cool!
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Nice work!

I did the same with a dye product:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=dynamix
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Looks great. But leaves me wondering how the durability and longevity holds up against the wear on rubbing against it. Cause hey let's face it, the original leather finish wears off. So would this? Either way, cool!
i am curious as well... it's the first time i use the product.
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It's called Swissvax Leather Healer.

First we cleaned the surface to be treated and grinded the frayed leather using the grinding pad. then applied the Leather Healer. We ended up applying about 5 coats with about 30 min between each coat.
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The phrase "Grinded the frayed leather" just makes me wince, as it implies that some of the leather is removed. How much grinding are we talking here? Just enough to take off the top dyed coat? Seems like all you are doing is making the leather thinner in an area that already sees more than usual wear...is this a case of short term gain but long term problems?
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I wonder how long it stays affixed with constant abuse?
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that looks so awesome. i need to get one for my drivers seat!
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The phrase "Grinded the frayed leather" just makes me wince, as it implies that some of the leather is removed. How much grinding are we talking here? Just enough to take off the top dyed coat? Seems like all you are doing is making the leather thinner in an area that already sees more than usual wear...is this a case of short term gain but long term problems?

using the swissvax grinding pad doesn't wear the leather, it just removes the peices that are raised from wear, restoring the original finish. you could rub the grinding pad on your hand and it's pretty gentle. Similar to 3000 grit sand paper that you would use when finishing a wetsand on a car.
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