A quick DIY for anyone with worn seats wanting to get them re-dyed.
This was what mine looked like
There was a few scuff's and some cracks that were only getting worse. So ordered a Scuffmaster kit from BespokeLeather on ebay(You order the kit you want and follow it on with a message with the exact colour you need e.g Silvergrey etc).
Here's the kit, two sponges, two toners for blending the colour to match,a gloss enhancer and the dye.
- First step is to clean the seat or area you are going to be working on. Spray on some All Purpose Cleaner. Using a soft nail brush give them a good scrub and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.
- Apply the dye undiluted to the scuff's and cracks, light thin coats using a sponge and let each one dry to the touch which will only take a few minutes. The scuffs were starting to disappear after two light coats and the cracks were gone completely - amazed at this stage but continued on with 2 more coats on the scuffed areas and they were gone.
- Next I diluted a few drops of dye with a small drop of water in a large plastic lid and did the rest of the seat. Just a small amount is all that was needed and had the whole seat done looking perfect in minutes. Even when diluted, the dye will take care of any nicks or small marks.
The toners are there if you plan on only doing a scuff or a scratch/crack and not the entire seat, after you have applied the dye to the scuff it may not match when it dries. You can then mix up a small amount of dye with a drop of toner depending on how the previous coats have set and dilute with water and then just use it on that section of the leather to blend it with the surrounding areas.
So here's the results
The bolster looked a bit distorted(as can be seen in the pics) but has since smoothed out a bit, hopefully it will be ok in the morning.
I will apply a conditioner tomorrow, supposed to wait 24hrs after last dye coat has been applied.
Not bad for 17quid, and I've only used a third of the bottle