1997 E36 323i vert - is there a technique to soften sun beaten leather?

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  1. 1997 E36 323i vert - is there a technique to soften sun beaten leather? 
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    The rear seats on my vert are quite hard and I think this is down to the black leather being exposed to the sun a lot - in places the leather has gone from black to brown.

    Looking at another thread it looks like I can get the brown to turn black with some leather dye but I'm hoping some of you out there might know how to soften the leather up?

    I've got some meguiars leather conditioner which I've applied about 3 times but it doesn't seem to be softening the leather at all and I'd like to deal with it before it cracks.

    I'll post up some pics when I get a chance but would appreciate any advice
     
     

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    AFAIK the leather colour seals the leather so cannot be softened but I had some results with Gliptone conditioner.
     
     

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    Ive used baby oil on leather before and thats worked well.
     
     

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    I use baby oil too... on the leather

    Just a tiny bit and it'll keep the leather looking clean and supple, but how you've described yours I don't think there is anything you can do with it. Once leather has hardened thats the end of it.
     
     

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    Cheers guys looks like my worst fear is confirmed, need to find a new rear bench

    Oh well at least I now know
     
     

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