Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)

Notices
 

Thread: Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31
  1. Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather) 
    #1
    Dr of BMW
    Car Details
    pangster's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    F20 M135i LCI
    Year of Manufacture:
    2016
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Hatchback
    pangster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    1,346
    Thanks
    1,911
    Thanked 1,227 Times in 885 Posts
    Don't shoot me as I know this write up doesn't concern a BMW as I did it on my C70 - but its a common affliction for most cars with leather interiors so i thought it might help!

    I finally got round to sorting my interior out - so thought I'd do a quick write up.

    I ordered my Liquid Leather Scuff Master treatment kit from http://www.liquidleather.com - in the order form or if you call you specify the make, model and year of car as well as colour of leather. They then send you out the kit pre-mixed to a sample they hold on file. If you have any reservations about colour matching then you can always send them a small sample of your leather and they'll match it for you - although in the kit you do get 2 small bottles of toners to make up for any slight variations.

    Here's a picture of what you get in the kit as well as some other items you might find useful for this job:

    Kit contents:

    GT12 Liquid Leather Cleaner
    GT11 Liquid Leather Conditioner
    Scuff Master Touch Up Kit (contains 1 x bottle of premixed dye, 1 x light toner, 1 x dark toner, 1 x gloss enhancer and 2 x sponge applicators)

    In addition to the supplied kit you might also want to consider the following:


    Rubber/latex gloves (if it can dye leather I'm pretty sure it can dye skin! lol!!)
    Small artist paintbrush or cocktail stick (for application of neat dye)
    Cotton cloths/rags
    Methylated spirits
    Small plastic bowl

    Step 1:
    Hoover your interior and seats

    Step 2:
    Clean all of your leather interior thoroughly with the supplied GT12 Liquid Leather Cleaner. You can use a small nail brush or old toothbrush to agitate the cleaner on stubborn areas and then make sure you clean off all the residue and leave to dry.

    Step 3:
    Once dry - wipe down the seats/interior with a mild solvent like methylated spirits and dry.

    Step 4:
    Take your pre mixed Scuff Master dye and apply neat to a small crack/scuff with your cocktail stick/brush and wait for it to dry. Once dry inspect to see how accurate colour match is and add toner to adjust accordingly. Once you are happy with the colour match proceed to paint in the remaining cracks - I found that this worked best by working along the creases and not try to over paint areas that shouldn't have dye applied. The same applies to scuffs - apply a slightly diluted mix (10-20% water) to the scuffs with the sponge applicator.

    Step 5:
    Leave the dye to dry for around 1 minute then wipe off with a damp cloth (work along the direction of the cracks/scuff) and repeat Step 4 if necessary. Once you are happy all of the scuffs/cracks have been dyed then move onto Step 6.

    Step 6:
    Prepare a colour wash for the treated seat - for my first colour wash I mixed around 80% dye with 20% water and applied this over the seat. Again I let this dry and then rubbed down with a damp cloth. I was quite happy with the match/balance of the colour at this stage so mixed my final colour wash which consisted of around 20% dye and 80% water and added a little drop of the gloss enhancer I received with the kit. This colour wash was then applied to the seat and I left it to dry (24 hours).

    Step 7:
    Take the GT11 Leather Conditioner and work this into your leather until it is completely absorbed. The aim here is to apply an even coat and make sure you work the conditioner completely into the leather. Areas which are particularly dry may require repeated application - just be patient and make sure it is worked in properly.

    Step 8:
    Job done! - with any luck your interior should look something like mine!
    Attached Images
    Last edited by pangster; 02-11-2009 at 21:04. Reason: amending photo links

    * 2016 BMW M135i LCI (F20): current
    * 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 200d AMG Line (X156): current
     
     

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to pangster For This Useful Post:

    blackx3boy (14-02-2010),Bmw_Baby (19-01-2012),Gabriel (24-07-2010),M3DrEaMeR (24-07-2010),mattbish (29-07-2009),mrwhite (21-08-2011),Petes99Tourer (26-07-2009)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  4.  
    #2
    Dr of BMW
    Car Details
    pangster's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    F20 M135i LCI
    Year of Manufacture:
    2016
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Hatchback
    pangster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    1,346
    Thanks
    1,911
    Thanked 1,227 Times in 885 Posts
    some more pics of my Z3 interior - there was no scuffs or wear on these so I just used the cleaner and conditioner:




    brought them up a treat!!
    Attached Images
    Last edited by pangster; 02-11-2009 at 21:06. Reason: amending photo links

    * 2016 BMW M135i LCI (F20): current
    * 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 200d AMG Line (X156): current
     
     

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to pangster For This Useful Post:

    blackx3boy (14-02-2010),sanjaypatel (15-07-2009)

  6.  
    #3
    RYM
    RYM is offline
    Legendary BFuk Member
    Car Details
    RYM's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325tds
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Touring
    RYM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    12,959
    Thanks
    5,540
    Thanked 4,935 Times in 3,119 Posts
    Excellent thread mate.

    This is exactly what the forum needs more of... cracking work, I look forward to reading further posts made by you
     
     

  7. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  8.  
    #4
    Dr of BMW
    Car Details
    pangster's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    F20 M135i LCI
    Year of Manufacture:
    2016
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Hatchback
    pangster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    1,346
    Thanks
    1,911
    Thanked 1,227 Times in 885 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Excellent thread mate.

    This is exactly what the forum needs more of... cracking work, I look forward to reading further posts made by you
    thanks! lol! and thanks for your reply in my other thread about the rear window wiper!
     
     

  9.  
    #5
    RYM
    RYM is offline
    Legendary BFuk Member
    Car Details
    RYM's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325tds
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Touring
    RYM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    12,959
    Thanks
    5,540
    Thanked 4,935 Times in 3,119 Posts
    I'm here to help where I can.

    I too ask for advice on the forum.

    There is alot of sound advice on here , Not like other forums where everyone seems to preech their own opinions and frown upon those who dare to question it.
     
     

  10. just to let you know. 
    #6
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    hey , i am a new member and thought id give some advice,

    Be sure not to use any kind of wipes on leather seats like baby wipes or dash wipes etc.. or something like that , because certain wipes like these contain chemicals which tarnish the finish of the leather and in the long run will not make your leather better.


    I like the work youve done on your leather seats mate, class act
    Potent detailer and BMW lover.

     
     

  11.  
    #7
    Bimmerforums Central
    Car Details
    Boostist's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E46 320i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    Boostist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    8,035
    Thanks
    3,347
    Thanked 3,427 Times in 1,481 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Vigenator View Post
    hey , i am a new member and thought id give some advice,

    Be sure not to use any kind of wipes on leather seats like baby wipes or dash wipes etc.. or something like that , because certain wipes like these contain chemicals which tarnish the finish of the leather and in the long run will not make your leather better.


    I like the work youve done on your leather seats mate, class act
    Fantastic work Pansgter


    What a GREAT guide. Thanks.....


    Please...if you have any more guides on 'anything' to do with cars feel free to post them mate.

    We are not BMW snobs here like some other forums
    I have made this a sticky
    Last edited by Boostist; 06-09-2008 at 14:31.
     
     

  12.  
    #8
    RYM
    RYM is offline
    Legendary BFuk Member
    Car Details
    RYM's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325tds
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Touring
    RYM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    12,959
    Thanks
    5,540
    Thanked 4,935 Times in 3,119 Posts
    Pangster was the O/P
     
     

  13.  
    #9
    Dr of BMW
    Car Details
    pangster's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    F20 M135i LCI
    Year of Manufacture:
    2016
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Hatchback
    pangster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    1,346
    Thanks
    1,911
    Thanked 1,227 Times in 885 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Pangster was the O/P
     
     

  14.  
    #10
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    Pickle's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    530se diesel
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks Pangster....your leather looks good (lol)
    My 5 series could do with a bit of love and care on the leather...and you may just of got me roubnd to doing it looking at your results....a product that actually works !!!
     
     

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts