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How to fix seat scuff ?

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I scuffed a tiny section of my driver's leather seat, does anybody know if there is a product out or upholstery business in Los Angeles, California that would match the interior color (Grey) leather for touch up with a dye or paint. The grey colored covering was lifted off exposing the coarse leather beneath ? I am hoping a company sells touch up dye etc and I could do it myself. Thanks very much !!!
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Hi:
I scuffed a tiny section of my driver's leather seat, does anybody know if there is a product out or upholstery business in Los Angeles, California that would match the interior color (Grey) leather for touch up with a dye or paint. The grey colored covering was lifted off exposing the coarse leather beneath ? I am hoping a company sells touch up dye etc and I could do it myself. Thanks very much !!!
I'm in NC so I'm not much help to you but I use a local company here called 'Leather Magic'. They have re-dyed dashes, seats, sunvisors and other stuff for me and do a great job. Their main business though is not actually doing the work themselves but selling the products for consumers to do.
I can tell you that the gray interior in my SL320 has a tiny bit of white in it from the factory and Leather Magic's does not. Can't really tell though if you're not looking for it.

Leather Magic leather repair care restoration dye products

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Thanks Archie. Your buddy Lennie is adorable, one of the cutest dogs ever !
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I scuffed a tiny section of my driver's leather seat, does anybody know if there is a product out or upholstery business in Los Angeles, California that would match the interior color (Grey) leather for touch up with a dye or paint. The grey colored covering was lifted off exposing the coarse leather beneath ? I am hoping a company sells touch up dye etc and I could do it myself. Thanks very much !!!
I would check out "LEATHERIQUE" (Google it). They will go so far as to custom color match if you send them a 1" x 1" sample of leather. I've heard nothing but good reviews on this product and the one time I used it on an old R107, it came out perfect. Not cheap, but works very well.

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Absolutely second thhe Leatherique recommendation. (no affiliation)
My brother drives (well mostly garages except to take out to polish) an absolutely MINT late model CL600. Picked up the kid, w/art project in hand at school. Left the art project a few days in the car.
Result? SHOCK! It's RED transferred onto his gray Nappa leather......nothing would remove it.
So his call to leatherique and all the custom colored products arrived for his DIY restoration.
I saw the before.......and the after. I couldn't believe my eyes, can't say how impressed I was.
So.....I ordered EVERYTHING to treat my creme beige leather interior from them, including a kit to restore my aged, faded leather steering wheel back to it's original & correct sheen (careful not to "over-restore")

Your little project should be cake.
Give em a call, they're very helpful over the phone, ask for Krysti and feel free to mention my name.

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I use the leather dye from colorplus. It's water based, so it sinks into the leather, instead of the lacquer based stuff that's basically a leather paint.

Go to Color-Plus : Interior Leather Care, Coloring, Repair and Restoration for the Auto Enthusiast. They're in eastern Pa.

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