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Old 11-06-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
JMc
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Help needed color matching my leather interior

I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some minor
wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and exiting the
vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to restore this
area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I am a
little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had assumed that
the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card next to
my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but it's
close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what. Could
my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000 that I'm
not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that makes any
difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with a close
color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My only
option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the passenger
or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really rather
not do that if at all possible.


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Old 11-07-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

A couple of things.
Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have Connelly
leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception. The
remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company and are
VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to restoration
enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their cars. Also
keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most of it
is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on my 1967
saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was matching
vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching vinyl --
not leather.

There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior color code.
With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have for a
interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give you does
not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take their toll
on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some color
shifting.

Webserve


"JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some minor
> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and exiting

the
> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to restore

this
> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I am a
> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had assumed that
> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card next

to
> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but it's
> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what. Could
> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000 that

I'm
> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that makes any
> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with a

close
> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My only
> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the

passenger
> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really rather
> not do that if at all possible.
>
>



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Old 11-07-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
JMc
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

Thank you for your info, but you might be incorrect regarding the Connolly
seats. They are Connolly, according to an enthusiast who visited the
factory in Coventry a few years ago. He said "Connolly supplied all the
Jaguars until they went out of business at the end of 2001, and Jaguar had
stockpiled a large amount of hides; the leather now used by Jaguar is
Italian, and Jaguar claims that the quality, if anything is better." So
that's the information I was going on. My car was manufactured in April,
1999, so perhaps you are mistaken. I also know the difference between
vinyl and leather, and understand where the leather ends and the vinyl
begins. But color is color, whether it is applied to vinyl or leather, and
I wound up taking the Jaguar sample of 2000 S Type Ivory leather, which
didn't quite match my interior, along with one of the headrests to Home
Depot, and using their color matching computer, came up with a Behr Shade
called Pebble Stone that is a perfect, spot on match to the seating surface
I am going to restore. Ironically, it was the shade recommended from the
scan of the factory Ivory that wound up being the match to my seats, so what
you are saying about the slight variation that the years place on the color
seems absolutely true and correct. Thank you again for your reply.

"webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:846ff$436f34b7$45283dd9$2294@ALLTEL.NET...
>A couple of things.
> Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have
> Connelly
> leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception. The
> remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company and
> are
> VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to restoration
> enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their cars.
> Also
> keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most of it
> is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on my
> 1967
> saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was matching
> vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching
> vinyl --
> not leather.
>
> There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
> manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior color
> code.
> With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have for a
> interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give you does
> not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take their
> toll
> on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some color
> shifting.
>
> Webserve
>
>
> "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
>> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
>> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some minor
>> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and exiting

> the
>> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to restore

> this
>> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I am a
>> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had assumed
>> that
>> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card next

> to
>> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but it's
>> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what.
>> Could
>> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000 that

> I'm
>> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that makes
>> any
>> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with a

> close
>> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My only
>> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the

> passenger
>> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really rather
>> not do that if at all possible.
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 11-07-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

If you do a Google search for Connelly leather, you will shortly discover
that even today, manufacturers (including Jaguar dealers) are touting the
fact that their vehicles have Connelly leather interiors. I just saw an ad
for a brand new 2005 X-Type that was promoting this!!

It was my understanding that when Connelly went out of business,
Jaguar/Ford immediately switched to another supplier.

Contrary to what you are saying in terms of "color is color" that is
certainly not proper. I have a piece of the original leather from my 1967
that was not exposed to the sun and elements of daily life and it matches
perfectly with the vinyl that was also hidden. After 35 years of exposure,
the tan leather looked like dark brown mud color and the vinyl looked like
butterscotch. The same goes for the matching colors in my Black 1988
Jaguar. They do not quite match the colors hidden from the sun. That is
why dye companies do so well!! And it does not take long. My buddies 2001
XJR is showing fade already.

Webserve


"JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:k_Kdnby_9P0NVfLenZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@adelphia.com...
> Thank you for your info, but you might be incorrect regarding the Connolly
> seats. They are Connolly, according to an enthusiast who visited the
> factory in Coventry a few years ago. He said "Connolly supplied all the
> Jaguars until they went out of business at the end of 2001, and Jaguar had
> stockpiled a large amount of hides; the leather now used by Jaguar is
> Italian, and Jaguar claims that the quality, if anything is better." So
> that's the information I was going on. My car was manufactured in April,
> 1999, so perhaps you are mistaken. I also know the difference between
> vinyl and leather, and understand where the leather ends and the vinyl
> begins. But color is color, whether it is applied to vinyl or leather,

and
> I wound up taking the Jaguar sample of 2000 S Type Ivory leather, which
> didn't quite match my interior, along with one of the headrests to Home
> Depot, and using their color matching computer, came up with a Behr Shade
> called Pebble Stone that is a perfect, spot on match to the seating

surface
> I am going to restore. Ironically, it was the shade recommended from the
> scan of the factory Ivory that wound up being the match to my seats, so

what
> you are saying about the slight variation that the years place on the

color
> seems absolutely true and correct. Thank you again for your reply.
>
> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:846ff$436f34b7$45283dd9$2294@ALLTEL.NET...
> >A couple of things.
> > Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have
> > Connelly
> > leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception.

The
> > remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company and
> > are
> > VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to restoration
> > enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their cars.
> > Also
> > keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most of

it
> > is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on my
> > 1967
> > saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was matching
> > vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching
> > vinyl --
> > not leather.
> >
> > There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
> > manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior color
> > code.
> > With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have for

a
> > interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give you

does
> > not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take their
> > toll
> > on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some color
> > shifting.
> >
> > Webserve
> >
> >
> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
> >> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
> >> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some

minor
> >> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and exiting

> > the
> >> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to restore

> > this
> >> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I am

a
> >> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had assumed
> >> that
> >> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card

next
> > to
> >> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but it's
> >> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what.
> >> Could
> >> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000 that

> > I'm
> >> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that makes
> >> any
> >> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with a

> > close
> >> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My only
> >> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the

> > passenger
> >> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really

rather
> >> not do that if at all possible.
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 11-07-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
JMc
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

Jaguar did in fact switch to another supplier when Connolly went out of
business. They had no choice! But when my Jag was built, Connolly was
still in business, and that's what was used. Depending on the amount of
leather that Jaguar stockpiled, it wouldn't surprise me if all cars up to at
least the end of 2002 were Connolly. Remember, Connolly went out in late
2001, meaning many of the cars manufacured for the 2002 model year (in 2001)
would still be sporting Connolly hides.

Point taken on coloration on vinyl versus leather, but I am only interested
in color matching the seat cushion, so that's what I was holding the color
swatches to. Provided that the colorant matches the sample I provided to
them, I think I will be very pleased with the outcome. I'm going to try and
get away with applying colorant to only the affected panels, but we'll see
how it goes.

"webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9a3cf$436fdc4a$45283dd9$2186@ALLTEL.NET...
> If you do a Google search for Connelly leather, you will shortly discover
> that even today, manufacturers (including Jaguar dealers) are touting the
> fact that their vehicles have Connelly leather interiors. I just saw an
> ad
> for a brand new 2005 X-Type that was promoting this!!
>
> It was my understanding that when Connelly went out of business,
> Jaguar/Ford immediately switched to another supplier.
>
> Contrary to what you are saying in terms of "color is color" that is
> certainly not proper. I have a piece of the original leather from my 1967
> that was not exposed to the sun and elements of daily life and it matches
> perfectly with the vinyl that was also hidden. After 35 years of
> exposure,
> the tan leather looked like dark brown mud color and the vinyl looked like
> butterscotch. The same goes for the matching colors in my Black 1988
> Jaguar. They do not quite match the colors hidden from the sun. That is
> why dye companies do so well!! And it does not take long. My buddies
> 2001
> XJR is showing fade already.
>
> Webserve
>
>
> "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:k_Kdnby_9P0NVfLenZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@adelphia.com...
>> Thank you for your info, but you might be incorrect regarding the
>> Connolly
>> seats. They are Connolly, according to an enthusiast who visited the
>> factory in Coventry a few years ago. He said "Connolly supplied all the
>> Jaguars until they went out of business at the end of 2001, and Jaguar
>> had
>> stockpiled a large amount of hides; the leather now used by Jaguar is
>> Italian, and Jaguar claims that the quality, if anything is better." So
>> that's the information I was going on. My car was manufactured in April,
>> 1999, so perhaps you are mistaken. I also know the difference between
>> vinyl and leather, and understand where the leather ends and the vinyl
>> begins. But color is color, whether it is applied to vinyl or leather,

> and
>> I wound up taking the Jaguar sample of 2000 S Type Ivory leather, which
>> didn't quite match my interior, along with one of the headrests to Home
>> Depot, and using their color matching computer, came up with a Behr Shade
>> called Pebble Stone that is a perfect, spot on match to the seating

> surface
>> I am going to restore. Ironically, it was the shade recommended from the
>> scan of the factory Ivory that wound up being the match to my seats, so

> what
>> you are saying about the slight variation that the years place on the

> color
>> seems absolutely true and correct. Thank you again for your reply.
>>
>> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:846ff$436f34b7$45283dd9$2294@ALLTEL.NET...
>> >A couple of things.
>> > Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have
>> > Connelly
>> > leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception.

> The
>> > remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company
>> > and
>> > are
>> > VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to
>> > restoration
>> > enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their cars.
>> > Also
>> > keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most of

> it
>> > is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on my
>> > 1967
>> > saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was
>> > matching
>> > vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching
>> > vinyl --
>> > not leather.
>> >
>> > There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
>> > manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior color
>> > code.
>> > With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have
>> > for

> a
>> > interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give you

> does
>> > not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take their
>> > toll
>> > on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some
>> > color
>> > shifting.
>> >
>> > Webserve
>> >
>> >
>> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> > news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
>> >> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
>> >> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some

> minor
>> >> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and
>> >> exiting
>> > the
>> >> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to
>> >> restore
>> > this
>> >> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I am

> a
>> >> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had assumed
>> >> that
>> >> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card

> next
>> > to
>> >> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but
>> >> it's
>> >> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what.
>> >> Could
>> >> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000
>> >> that
>> > I'm
>> >> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that makes
>> >> any
>> >> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with a
>> > close
>> >> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My
>> >> only
>> >> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the
>> > passenger
>> >> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really

> rather
>> >> not do that if at all possible.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 11-07-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

You might try www.leatherique.com . These guys are the premier leather
interior people.

Webserve


"JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:D-OdnXZD4aAUffLeRVn-jA@adelphia.com...
> Jaguar did in fact switch to another supplier when Connolly went out of
> business. They had no choice! But when my Jag was built, Connolly was
> still in business, and that's what was used. Depending on the amount of
> leather that Jaguar stockpiled, it wouldn't surprise me if all cars up to

at
> least the end of 2002 were Connolly. Remember, Connolly went out in late
> 2001, meaning many of the cars manufacured for the 2002 model year (in

2001)
> would still be sporting Connolly hides.
>
> Point taken on coloration on vinyl versus leather, but I am only

interested
> in color matching the seat cushion, so that's what I was holding the color
> swatches to. Provided that the colorant matches the sample I provided to
> them, I think I will be very pleased with the outcome. I'm going to try

and
> get away with applying colorant to only the affected panels, but we'll see
> how it goes.
>
> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:9a3cf$436fdc4a$45283dd9$2186@ALLTEL.NET...
> > If you do a Google search for Connelly leather, you will shortly

discover
> > that even today, manufacturers (including Jaguar dealers) are touting

the
> > fact that their vehicles have Connelly leather interiors. I just saw an
> > ad
> > for a brand new 2005 X-Type that was promoting this!!
> >
> > It was my understanding that when Connelly went out of business,
> > Jaguar/Ford immediately switched to another supplier.
> >
> > Contrary to what you are saying in terms of "color is color" that is
> > certainly not proper. I have a piece of the original leather from my

1967
> > that was not exposed to the sun and elements of daily life and it

matches
> > perfectly with the vinyl that was also hidden. After 35 years of
> > exposure,
> > the tan leather looked like dark brown mud color and the vinyl looked

like
> > butterscotch. The same goes for the matching colors in my Black 1988
> > Jaguar. They do not quite match the colors hidden from the sun. That

is
> > why dye companies do so well!! And it does not take long. My buddies
> > 2001
> > XJR is showing fade already.
> >
> > Webserve
> >
> >
> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:k_Kdnby_9P0NVfLenZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@adelphia.com...
> >> Thank you for your info, but you might be incorrect regarding the
> >> Connolly
> >> seats. They are Connolly, according to an enthusiast who visited the
> >> factory in Coventry a few years ago. He said "Connolly supplied all

the
> >> Jaguars until they went out of business at the end of 2001, and Jaguar
> >> had
> >> stockpiled a large amount of hides; the leather now used by Jaguar is
> >> Italian, and Jaguar claims that the quality, if anything is better."

So
> >> that's the information I was going on. My car was manufactured in

April,
> >> 1999, so perhaps you are mistaken. I also know the difference between
> >> vinyl and leather, and understand where the leather ends and the vinyl
> >> begins. But color is color, whether it is applied to vinyl or leather,

> > and
> >> I wound up taking the Jaguar sample of 2000 S Type Ivory leather, which
> >> didn't quite match my interior, along with one of the headrests to Home
> >> Depot, and using their color matching computer, came up with a Behr

Shade
> >> called Pebble Stone that is a perfect, spot on match to the seating

> > surface
> >> I am going to restore. Ironically, it was the shade recommended from

the
> >> scan of the factory Ivory that wound up being the match to my seats, so

> > what
> >> you are saying about the slight variation that the years place on the

> > color
> >> seems absolutely true and correct. Thank you again for your reply.
> >>
> >> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:846ff$436f34b7$45283dd9$2294@ALLTEL.NET...
> >> >A couple of things.
> >> > Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have
> >> > Connelly
> >> > leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception.

> > The
> >> > remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company
> >> > and
> >> > are
> >> > VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to
> >> > restoration
> >> > enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their

cars.
> >> > Also
> >> > keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most

of
> > it
> >> > is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on

my
> >> > 1967
> >> > saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was
> >> > matching
> >> > vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching
> >> > vinyl --
> >> > not leather.
> >> >
> >> > There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
> >> > manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior

color
> >> > code.
> >> > With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have
> >> > for

> > a
> >> > interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give you

> > does
> >> > not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take

their
> >> > toll
> >> > on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some
> >> > color
> >> > shifting.
> >> >
> >> > Webserve
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >> > news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
> >> >> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
> >> >> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some

> > minor
> >> >> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and
> >> >> exiting
> >> > the
> >> >> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to
> >> >> restore
> >> > this
> >> >> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I

am
> > a
> >> >> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had

assumed
> >> >> that
> >> >> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card

> > next
> >> > to
> >> >> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but
> >> >> it's
> >> >> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what.
> >> >> Could
> >> >> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000
> >> >> that
> >> > I'm
> >> >> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that

makes
> >> >> any
> >> >> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up with

a
> >> > close
> >> >> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My
> >> >> only
> >> >> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the
> >> > passenger
> >> >> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really

> > rather
> >> >> not do that if at all possible.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
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Old 11-07-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
JMc
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Re: Help needed color matching my leather interior

Thank you very much for the recommendation. I recently bought and used
Leatherique for my conditioning and cleaning. Great stuff. I'm told that
Color-Plus has a better colorant product, so that's what I'm going to try
this time around. If it doesn't meet or exceed my expectations, I'll be
sure to try the leatherique colorant next time.

Cheers,

JMc

"webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8ca55$436fe6d4$45283dd9$29528@ALLTEL.NET...
> You might try www.leatherique.com . These guys are the premier leather
> interior people.
>
> Webserve
>
>
> "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:D-OdnXZD4aAUffLeRVn-jA@adelphia.com...
>> Jaguar did in fact switch to another supplier when Connolly went out of
>> business. They had no choice! But when my Jag was built, Connolly was
>> still in business, and that's what was used. Depending on the amount of
>> leather that Jaguar stockpiled, it wouldn't surprise me if all cars up to

> at
>> least the end of 2002 were Connolly. Remember, Connolly went out in late
>> 2001, meaning many of the cars manufacured for the 2002 model year (in

> 2001)
>> would still be sporting Connolly hides.
>>
>> Point taken on coloration on vinyl versus leather, but I am only

> interested
>> in color matching the seat cushion, so that's what I was holding the
>> color
>> swatches to. Provided that the colorant matches the sample I provided
>> to
>> them, I think I will be very pleased with the outcome. I'm going to try

> and
>> get away with applying colorant to only the affected panels, but we'll
>> see
>> how it goes.
>>
>> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:9a3cf$436fdc4a$45283dd9$2186@ALLTEL.NET...
>> > If you do a Google search for Connelly leather, you will shortly

> discover
>> > that even today, manufacturers (including Jaguar dealers) are touting

> the
>> > fact that their vehicles have Connelly leather interiors. I just saw
>> > an
>> > ad
>> > for a brand new 2005 X-Type that was promoting this!!
>> >
>> > It was my understanding that when Connelly went out of business,
>> > Jaguar/Ford immediately switched to another supplier.
>> >
>> > Contrary to what you are saying in terms of "color is color" that is
>> > certainly not proper. I have a piece of the original leather from my

> 1967
>> > that was not exposed to the sun and elements of daily life and it

> matches
>> > perfectly with the vinyl that was also hidden. After 35 years of
>> > exposure,
>> > the tan leather looked like dark brown mud color and the vinyl looked

> like
>> > butterscotch. The same goes for the matching colors in my Black 1988
>> > Jaguar. They do not quite match the colors hidden from the sun. That

> is
>> > why dye companies do so well!! And it does not take long. My buddies
>> > 2001
>> > XJR is showing fade already.
>> >
>> > Webserve
>> >
>> >
>> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> > news:k_Kdnby_9P0NVfLenZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@adelphia.com...
>> >> Thank you for your info, but you might be incorrect regarding the
>> >> Connolly
>> >> seats. They are Connolly, according to an enthusiast who visited the
>> >> factory in Coventry a few years ago. He said "Connolly supplied all

> the
>> >> Jaguars until they went out of business at the end of 2001, and Jaguar
>> >> had
>> >> stockpiled a large amount of hides; the leather now used by Jaguar is
>> >> Italian, and Jaguar claims that the quality, if anything is better."

> So
>> >> that's the information I was going on. My car was manufactured in

> April,
>> >> 1999, so perhaps you are mistaken. I also know the difference
>> >> between
>> >> vinyl and leather, and understand where the leather ends and the vinyl
>> >> begins. But color is color, whether it is applied to vinyl or
>> >> leather,
>> > and
>> >> I wound up taking the Jaguar sample of 2000 S Type Ivory leather,
>> >> which
>> >> didn't quite match my interior, along with one of the headrests to
>> >> Home
>> >> Depot, and using their color matching computer, came up with a Behr

> Shade
>> >> called Pebble Stone that is a perfect, spot on match to the seating
>> > surface
>> >> I am going to restore. Ironically, it was the shade recommended from

> the
>> >> scan of the factory Ivory that wound up being the match to my seats,
>> >> so
>> > what
>> >> you are saying about the slight variation that the years place on the
>> > color
>> >> seems absolutely true and correct. Thank you again for your reply.
>> >>
>> >> "webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:846ff$436f34b7$45283dd9$2294@ALLTEL.NET...
>> >> >A couple of things.
>> >> > Connelly went out of business about 5 years ago so you do not have
>> >> > Connelly
>> >> > leather seats in you Jag. Sorry!! It is a common misconception.
>> > The
>> >> > remaining hides that Connelly had were purchased by a single company
>> >> > and
>> >> > are
>> >> > VERY expensive to say the least. They are sold primarily to
>> >> > restoration
>> >> > enthusiasts wanting to have exactly the proper interior for their

> cars.
>> >> > Also
>> >> > keep in mind that very little in your car is actually leather. Most

> of
>> > it
>> >> > is vinyl and it has been that way for the past 45-50 years. Even on

> my
>> >> > 1967
>> >> > saloon, the only leather was the seat faces -- all the rest was
>> >> > matching
>> >> > vinyl. So if you take a section from the door -- you are matching
>> >> > vinyl --
>> >> > not leather.
>> >> >
>> >> > There should be a tag on the Driver's door that lists the date of
>> >> > manufacture as well as the VIN, exterior color code and interior

> color
>> >> > code.
>> >> > With this in hand, the Jag people can tell you exactly what you have
>> >> > for
>> > a
>> >> > interior color. Don't be surprised if the color sample they give
>> >> > you
>> > does
>> >> > not come close to what you actually have in your car. Years take

> their
>> >> > toll
>> >> > on leather and your S-Type is 6+ years old now so it has done some
>> >> > color
>> >> > shifting.
>> >> >
>> >> > Webserve
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "JMc" <crackerzot@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> >> > news:isGdnUK7EOOzGPPeRVn-hA@adelphia.com...
>> >> >> I recently purchased a 2000 4.0 S Type that is is fairly remarkable
>> >> >> condition. Cosmetically and mechanically spot on, except for some
>> > minor
>> >> >> wear on the driver's side seat bolster from the PO entering and
>> >> >> exiting
>> >> > the
>> >> >> vehicle. A common wear point on the Connolly. I would like to
>> >> >> restore
>> >> > this
>> >> >> area of the seat and know what to purchase in order to do it, but I

> am
>> > a
>> >> >> little confused as to the actual color of my interior. I had

> assumed
>> >> >> that
>> >> >> the seats were ivory, but after holding a sample from a Jaguar card
>> > next
>> >> > to
>> >> >> my seats, the the Jaguar sample seems more gray in comparison, but
>> >> >> it's
>> >> >> close and I can't tell if my eyes are playing tricks on me or what.
>> >> >> Could
>> >> >> my leather be almond, or some other color that was offered in 2000
>> >> >> that
>> >> > I'm
>> >> >> not aware of? The interior trim appears to be cashmere, if that

> makes
>> >> >> any
>> >> >> difference. Any assistance appreciated. I'm trying to come up
>> >> >> with

> a
>> >> > close
>> >> >> color match so the leather colorant will be the correct color. My
>> >> >> only
>> >> >> option at this point, is to cut off one of the airbag tags on the
>> >> > passenger
>> >> >> or driver's door, to submit that as a color sample, but I'd really
>> > rather
>> >> >> not do that if at all possible.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

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