Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Robert Thomson, Sep 24, 2018.
Who's going to be the first to ask if this stuff will work on the carpet?
What, you have leather carpet?? This is first time I hear of such ...
Is that the Welsh humour coming through again?
We already know that' a bit rubbish.
The clues are there.....
Bob's been very generous (despite my unsuccesful attempts at humour) and returned the half'n'half bit of seat cover I'd sent as a sample..........and with it, one of his leather repair kits, for which he has repeatedly refused to take money. (I could have tried harder)
Let's be fair, there'll be numerous professional outfits who won't package their goods as well as this. Three components are supplied between the clean, colour and seal steps of the process with comprehensive instruction leaflet neatly tucked in the box too.
While it's easy to spot the border between the worn leather and the restored bit of the sample, I've delayed posting as I've been trying to spot the join between the restored bit and the untouched portion of leather that was tucked under the chair back.
The intention was to post a photo to show how close the match was......... but I'm not confident that I can tell. I'm sure Bob will know exactly where the join is, I only 'think' I know - and I wouldn't put any money on it.
I know it hasn't been all been treated because the blackening of the frame still shows.
While I haven't got an immediate need to go treating any leather and can't comment on the how easy/hard/smelly etc. the process is, the result (when done by Bob at least) is cock on. I don't think it'll ever sort out the 'cracking' seen in aged leather (which I think is a good thing otherwise it would look like the PVC leather effetc at the back of the chairs), but the colour brings it back to life really well.
Just read that before clicking 'post reply' and now feel the need to point out that I am not being paid to advertise......
oh bollocks! I've had a freebie.....so I am......but not.
LOL. The square are the end that I've taken the sample of colour from was untouched. Basically an exact square. I agree you can't tell where original ends and new begins. The prep will take the cracked surface off but not take out the creases. You had a cracked surface section, i purposely split it down the middle to show the cracks had gone on the redyed side.
@Robert Thomson do you have timelines for availability, costs or means of purchase (eBay?) setup yet?
Yes it's on eBay already at £20+£2.95 postage. For club members (off/not through ebay) £17.50+£2.95. Kit consists of 50ml of prep to degreaser, strip top coat, 50ml of colourant and 50ml of semi-matt top coat sealer. Full instructions. This would do steering wheel, handbrake and gear shift gaitors and still have some left.
For the more adventurous I can also do all 3 in 125ml size which should do both front seats. That would be £35+£2.95. If you're not very handy or confident I'd go for the small size and do the gaitors first. It's quite easy, but I appreciate some are not as diy as others. The red gives a very nice even finish with only 2 coats. Coverage is excellent. Once you see how easy it is and how good it looks then go all out.
I've got 5 x 50ml sets now, but ordering more is not a problem.
It just went on a festive wishlist
Postage to Belgium? Please?
£4.50 Yves for 50ml size bottles or £7.50 for 125ml size.
How do we order?
Sorry should have said. Send payment to my paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me name and address in the note section. It would be posted next day latest. A little post on here would also bring it to my attention.
First order is from eBay.
Cool will order soon when I manage to sell some of my own stuff.
Great work Robert... can't wait to start seeing results
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