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Shoe Polish on Leather Seat?????

I have a 99 SL500 and it has the Nappa seats. There is some wear on the outside bolster on the driver's seat (64k). I have treated it with Leatherique but I still see the wear. I have an 84 Ferrari with black leather seats with the same wear pattern. I have used Leatherique and black shoe polish with good results.

I want to do the same on the Nappa beige seats. Has anyone done this and if so what brand and color shoe polish did you use?
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leather repair kits are availabe and methods on how to smooth and repaint, google it. It is worthwhile getting a seat belt cover down the bottom half of the belt or get your wife to knit you one as it is the belt thar rubs on the bolster.

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kiwi grey polish,they make sevral different colors
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Doesn't shoe polish stain on your clothes? Never tried it, just asking.
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Doesn't shoe polish stain on your clothes? Never tried it, just asking.
Maybe not a good time to start wearing white pants


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Don't use shoe polish, the results will be uneven and not long lasting. Go to Color-Plus : Interior Leather Care, Coloring, Repair and Restoration for the Auto Enthusiast and order a custom-blended leather dye for your seats. I used this with great results on my 911.
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I have used Tarrago colouring cream in the past and it worked well ,hope this helps

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