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Cashmere is like a light tan wheaty color--yes. Most of the time door skins are vinyl, you might want to make sure you are working with the right material--are you attempting to color change them? Or just refresh what you've got?
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You're right James - seems most of door is vinyl (and some rubber on handle) not leather.
They had me fooled. I'm keen to go black from white/cream. Specialist says very possible. Any divergent views?
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OK...dug this thread up since Im planning to redo the dye on my '88 which is black and I'm not changing the color. I have a question...on my bolster the PO apparently had a sandpaper belt. There is a lot of severe scuffing and an actual gouge through the letter that I've repaired and will be using the patch stuff from Leatherique, however I'm wondering if the crack filler can be used to repair the surface which has been so abraded it looks like suede. Any experience with this?
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OK...dug this thread up since Im planning to redo the dye on my '88 which is black and I'm not changing the color. I have a question...on my bolster the PO apparently had a sandpaper belt. There is a lot of severe scuffing and an actual gouge through the letter that I've repaired and will be using the patch stuff from Leatherique, however I'm wondering if the crack filler can be used to repair the surface which has been so abraded it looks like suede. Any experience with this?
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Just saw your questions. I didn't have good luck with the crack filler. Perhaps it's because my tear was so severe. In some cases I was actually trying to repair rips. I found it worked best on small imperfections where you could put it on thin then sand down. It's been 10 years since I tried it, perhaps the formula has improved. I ended up buying the brown sport seats you see in this thread. Threw the old set in the basement.

You could probably smooth out the scuffing on your seat. Not sure about the gouge. Go to a fabric store or shoe shop and get some leather to practice on before you try it on your seats.

Good luck on it.
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Thanks for the reply, I guess I'll try it with the crack filler and see how it goes. One more question...I see you used lacquer thinner in ADDITION to their prepping agent. Any concerns about this? Do you think this helped the success of your project? Thanks,
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Thanks for the reply, I guess I'll try it with the crack filler and see how it goes. One more question...I see you used lacquer thinner in ADDITION to their prepping agent. Any concerns about this? Do you think this helped the success of your project? Thanks,
I don't think it hurt anything. The dye has lasted ten years now. I can't say for certain it helped; hard to remember. I was trying to break down the brown dye on the seats.

I'd probably not use it if I did it again. I seem to recall reading a seat dye article on a Ferrari board that used it, so I did it as well.
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Just for closure, I decided to take some photos of the dye after 10+ years. There is some wear as would be expected but not very much. This is not my daily driver however. The black mark on the piping is from the seat belt. I was very surprised to find most of it was surface marking and wiped right off. So this is a viable option for someone that doesn't require perfection and wants to spend $200 instead of $2000 for a new recover. At least this was the cost back then for material and for labor. The color difference in the photo is just from the camera angle. The actual color is closest to the first and third picture.








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Great thread! Kudos to the results and 10 year follow up! Threads like this are what make the forum such a vital resource to Pcar owners around the globe.
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Just for closure, I decided to take some photos of the dye after 10+ years. There is some wear as would be expected but not very much. This is not my daily driver however. The black mark on the piping is from the seat belt. I was very surprised to find most of it was surface marking and wiped right off. So this is a viable option for someone that doesn't require perfection and wants to spend $200 instead of $2000 for a new recover. At least this was the cost back then for material and for labor. The color difference in the photo is just from the camera angle. The actual color is closest to the first and third picture.








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Great thread! Kudos to the results and 10 year follow up! Threads like this are what make the forum such a vital resource to Pcar owners around the globe.
Thanks. With sport seats, I admit I take extra care by lifting myself over the bolsters and don't slide across them. My last seats got the bolsters worn down first. This seems to have worked.
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That original brown was pretty dark, but do you think I could change my black seats to tan or cork using this process?


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