Whether you have a coupe, sedan or roadster, the icing on the cake of Mercedes-brand luxury is having leather seats. Unfortunately, the leather seats can become faded. Renew the colour of the leather seats in your car with leather dye.
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Things you need
- Mild soap
- Lacquer thinner
- Steel wool
- Protective gloves
- Leather prepping agent
- 400- to 600-grit sandpaper
- Leather rejuvenating oil
- Leather dye
Vacuum the car seats to remove any loose debris. Clean the seats with a solution of warm water and mild soap, using a sponge. Wipe down the seats thoroughly with a towel moistened with warm water. Allow the seats to dry.
Scrub the seats with lacquer thinner, using steel wool. This will extract much of the original colour. Wear protective gloves and work in a well-ventilated area when working with lacquer thinner. Once finished, wipe down the seats thoroughly with a warm towel.
Create a solution of 1 gallon of water and 88.7ml. of leather prepping agent. Use the solution to wet-sand the seats lightly, using 400- to 600-grit sandpaper. Allow the seats to dry.
Massage the seats with leather rejuvenating oil, using a soft cloth. Leave the seats to dry overnight.
Apply thin layers of leather dye to the seats, using a wide paintbrush for broad areas and a narrow paintbrush for harder-to-reach areas. Apply a second coat, if needed, to even out or darken the colour. If you have leather seats with a coarser grain, dye can be applied by blotting rather than brushing. Allow the seats to dry for 48 hours.
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