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Old 01-02-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Leather Seat Maintenance

You didn't say what product you used????

"JMc" <> wrote in message
>I just thought I'd share a photo of the leather seat I just restored
>yesterday on my 2000 S Type.
> I'm going to have to respectfully disagree regarding the comments below
> regarding cracking, crazing and little that can be done to restore to near
> new condition once that occurs. There are some amazing products on the
> market now that can do miracles.
> A picture says it better than I can.
> Cheers,
> Jeff
> "peterlonz" <> wrote in message
> news:GDdhf.2570$
>> 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" <> wrote in message
>> news:4309852d$0$12925$
>>>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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