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Old 08-22-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
Andy Coles
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Leather Seat Maintenance

I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the drivers seat
is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.

I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was told was 'the
best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.

What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their older cars back
up to trim.

Thanks

Andy


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Old 08-22-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Use the products at www.leatherique.com.
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"Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the drivers

seat
> is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
>
> I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was told was 'the
> best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
>
> What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their older cars

back
> up to trim.
>
> Thanks
>
> Andy
>
>



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Old 08-23-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Andy Coles wrote:
> What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their older cars back
> up to trim.


I have been recommended Woolies renovation kits by our trimmers.

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/Lkit.html

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Simon Denman
Classic Motoring - Jaguar E-Type Hire in The Cotswolds
Web: http://www.classicmotoring.co.uk
Tel: +44 1452 864050

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Stuff works great.

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Old 08-24-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

"" wrote:
> I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the
> drivers seat
> is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
>
> I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was
> told was 'the
> best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
>
> What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their
> older cars back
> up to trim.
>
> Thanks
>
> Andy


I found replacements on ebay to be quite cheap for an XJS. I think I
could replace most the cockpit for around 300 sterling.

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Old 09-06-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Thanks for this but all I want to do is make sure my seats stay in as good a
condition as possible, drastic action is not needed. The seats have
periodically been 'fed' but I am just starting to get crease marks on the
leather on the drivers seat. Nothing wrong with the leather itself, just
want to bring the finish back up to the mark and Wynns autoglym does not
appear to cut the mustard.

I am looking into the Woolies and Leatherique products.

Andy

Andy

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> "" wrote:
> > I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the
> > drivers seat
> > is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
> >
> > I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was
> > told was 'the
> > best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
> >
> > What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their
> > older cars back
> > up to trim.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Andy

>
> I found replacements on ebay to be quite cheap for an XJS. I think I
> could replace most the cockpit for around 300 sterling.
>
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in
news:431d4539$0$12912$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com:

> Thanks for this but all I want to do is make sure my seats stay in as
> good a condition as possible, drastic action is not needed. The seats
> have periodically been 'fed' but I am just starting to get crease
> marks on the leather on the drivers seat. Nothing wrong with the
> leather itself, just want to bring the finish back up to the mark and
> Wynns autoglym does not appear to cut the mustard.
>
> I am looking into the Woolies and Leatherique products.
>
> Andy
>
> Andy
>
> "Discouri" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:1_655536_44d90e6af967c2468a3f350dc51d9458@autoforumz.com...
>> "" wrote:
>> > I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the
>> > drivers seat
>> > is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
>> >
>> > I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was
>> > told was 'the
>> > best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
>> >
>> > What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their
>> > older cars back
>> > up to trim.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > Andy

>>
>> I found replacements on ebay to be quite cheap for an XJS. I think I
>> could replace most the cockpit for around 300 sterling.
>>
>> --
>> Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's
>> request Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet
>> standards Topic URL:
>> http://www.autoforumz.com/Jaguar-Lea...e-ftopict13484
>> 7.html Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse:
>> http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=655536

>
>
>


Clean it first.
Best cleaner is normal " Protecta Pink Hand cleaner". It is the cheapest
and best to use. Then apply your leather treatment.

Ron
http://home.iprimus.com.au/rmcgrice/
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Somebody has just emailed me with this product called Liquid Leather.

http://www.liquidleather.com/liquidl.htm

Has anybody used this? Any good?

Andy


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> "Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in
> news:431d4539$0$12912$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com:
>
>> Thanks for this but all I want to do is make sure my seats stay in as
>> good a condition as possible, drastic action is not needed. The seats
>> have periodically been 'fed' but I am just starting to get crease
>> marks on the leather on the drivers seat. Nothing wrong with the
>> leather itself, just want to bring the finish back up to the mark and
>> Wynns autoglym does not appear to cut the mustard.
>>
>> I am looking into the Woolies and Leatherique products.
>>
>> Andy
>>
>> Andy
>>
>> "Discouri" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
>> news:1_655536_44d90e6af967c2468a3f350dc51d9458@autoforumz.com...
>>> "" wrote:
>>> > I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the
>>> > drivers seat
>>> > is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
>>> >
>>> > I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was
>>> > told was 'the
>>> > best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
>>> >
>>> > What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their
>>> > older cars back
>>> > up to trim.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks
>>> >
>>> > Andy
>>>
>>> I found replacements on ebay to be quite cheap for an XJS. I think I
>>> could replace most the cockpit for around 300 sterling.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's
>>> request Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet
>>> standards Topic URL:
>>> http://www.autoforumz.com/Jaguar-Lea...e-ftopict13484
>>> 7.html Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse:
>>> http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=655536

>>
>>
>>

>
> Clean it first.
> Best cleaner is normal " Protecta Pink Hand cleaner". It is the cheapest
> and best to use. Then apply your leather treatment.
>
> Ron
> http://home.iprimus.com.au/rmcgrice/



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Old 09-06-2005, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Liquid leather seems to be designed for serious renovation work, not a light
uplift.

I have always used saddle soap to get seats clean, then Connolly's Hide Food
(hope you can still get it, I'm down to the last inch in the jar!)
It doesn't colour, tho' - just softens and supples (supples? makes supple?)

I don't want to use anything that paints any kind of layer on the surface,
as that always seems to get cracked-looking very quickly.

cheers

david

"Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Somebody has just emailed me with this product called Liquid Leather.
>
> http://www.liquidleather.com/liquidl.htm
>
> Has anybody used this? Any good?
>
> Andy
>
>
> "rmcgrice" <mcgrice@newsguy.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns96C9BCB4A4EDAnofuse@129.250.170.88...
> > "Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in
> > news:431d4539$0$12912$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com:
> >
> >> Thanks for this but all I want to do is make sure my seats stay in as
> >> good a condition as possible, drastic action is not needed. The seats
> >> have periodically been 'fed' but I am just starting to get crease
> >> marks on the leather on the drivers seat. Nothing wrong with the
> >> leather itself, just want to bring the finish back up to the mark and
> >> Wynns autoglym does not appear to cut the mustard.
> >>
> >> I am looking into the Woolies and Leatherique products.
> >>
> >> Andy
> >>
> >> Andy
> >>
> >> "Discouri" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> >> news:1_655536_44d90e6af967c2468a3f350dc51d9458@autoforumz.com...
> >>> "" wrote:
> >>> > I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the
> >>> > drivers seat
> >>> > is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
> >>> >
> >>> > I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was
> >>> > told was 'the
> >>> > best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
> >>> >
> >>> > What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their
> >>> > older cars back
> >>> > up to trim.
> >>> >
> >>> > Thanks
> >>> >
> >>> > Andy
> >>>
> >>> I found replacements on ebay to be quite cheap for an XJS. I think I
> >>> could replace most the cockpit for around 300 sterling.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's
> >>> request Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet
> >>> standards Topic URL:
> >>> http://www.autoforumz.com/Jaguar-Lea...e-ftopict13484
> >>> 7.html Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse:
> >>> http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?p=655536
> >>
> >>
> >>

> >
> > Clean it first.
> > Best cleaner is normal " Protecta Pink Hand cleaner". It is the

cheapest
> > and best to use. Then apply your leather treatment.
> >
> > Ron
> > http://home.iprimus.com.au/rmcgrice/

>
>



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Old 11-24-2005, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

Andy,
I fear that you will find that once the lreather has deteriorated to the
point of cracking or crazing there is little you can do to restore to near
new condition.
In my limited experience the key to keeping leather like new & getting a
long life is:
Keep it out of direct sunlight, this may involve selecting carefully where
you park or carrying upholstery covers.
Frequently, say monthly at least, vacuum dust & grime away then clean &
apply leather dressing generously. Any of the better known recommended
leather dressing products will do but if in doubt consult a saddler.
Jag dealers & owners of new jags frequently know nothing about leather & if
you do nothing new leather might last 5 or 6 years before showing
deterioration anyway.
Jag leather traditionally has been soft & subtle, (unlike the leather in
some other well known marks) & if looked after will last, looking good, at
least as long as vinyl or fabric.
You could just settl noie to stop further deterioration, re-upholster Very
costly) or possibly purchase new seats out of a wreck.
Good luck
Pete

"Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the drivers seat
>is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
>
> I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was told was 'the
> best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
>
> What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their older cars
> back up to trim.
>
> Thanks
>
> Andy
>



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