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I have a really annoying problem with the left side of my driver's seat that I'm not sure I can remedy. I have the black S-Line interior.

I think that when I picked up some friends from the airport coming back from Europe with their infant (i.e. we used every square inch of the car!), the child seat got pressed against the driver's seat when my friend was trying to get it into the back seat area. The leather pressed against the interior metal structure such that the point of pressure turned the black leather white. It's a thin 2 or 3 inch line that stands out big time (white on black :().

Any hope of bringing it back to it's proper color??
 

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I've actually heard shoe polish, but I would be VERY careful..........Try google maybe
 

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Wow, Google fixes leather too!? J/k - thanks ;)

I did try a quick search first, but it's a difficult search argument.
 

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So far, this is what I've found that may be helpful.

Basic Repair Kit with Automotive Colors

Basic Repair Kit with Automotive Colors
Item#: basic-repair-kit-with-automotive-colors
$25.95





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*CONTACT ME FOR COLOR CHOICES* Basic Repair Kit with Automotive Colors $25.95 + $7.95 S/H

Professional Grade- This kit contains everything you need to make minor repairs and re-color leather. Simple to use with Professional tools. Contains enough material for numerous repairs. Select from abundant automotive colors. 4 ounces of colorant covers up to 24 square feet of surface area with three coats. Specially formulated for automobile interiors but works great on most smooth leathers. Disposable Preval sprayer dispenses up to 16 ounces of liquid. Great for "feathering" or blending colorants into existing finishes. Foam brushes provide good quality finish results. For your convenience, we have provided the option to remove the Preval sprayer from this kit.

Kit Includes:
* Automotive colorant 4 oz. (matte/flat only)
* 8 Alcohol prep pads
* Sub-Patch backing material
* New and improved leather crack filler
* Spreading tool
* Colorant applicators (2 foam brushes, 2 inch)
* Colorant strainers (removes particles for smooth finish)
* Sand Paper (320 & 600 grit. 3 of each)
* Preval Sprayer (dispenses up to 16 ounces of liquids)
* Latex gloves
* Easy to follow step by step instruction
* Unlimited email support. We stay with you through the process.
 

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Thanks, for all the info, Blade. Yeah, imagine if you took your finger from behind the leather and pressed real hard to the point that the color went away...my guess is that it kind of went that way but via pressure from the outside. I'm 99% sure that it isn't paint/foreign material, but I'll look a bit closer today.
 

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That looks like it could be repaired without too much trouble. If you fix it then you can get discharged no problem :)
 

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Strange House, thought the dye would have run deeper into the leather than that ? Well at least there is no surface damage, like SAJ says its an easy repair. I'd look in Yellow pages and find a leather repair specialist or a Smart Repair Centre. They'll probably air brush some colour into it. Won't be putting any kid seats in mine !
 

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Thanks guys...hope it does end up being an easy fix. And, yes, good point about texture not being affected.
 

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it shouldn't be anything crazy I used to work with leather furniture all the time for 3 years and when they came in scuffed from shipping we had touch up markers and just dapped it on and with a clean rag just gently wipe off the excess you would never even notice it especially with black. It should work the same for vehicle leather just buy some touch up markers at a furniture store or something they are like 10 dollars and you can get any color you want. Black will be no problem to find. I'll be keeping one in my glove box so if i see anything its a quick easy fix no worries.
 

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Thanks. See much more of a grey though. If I truly used black on it, it would really stand out. I have markers like that for wood furniture.
 

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yeah its basically the same stuff just basically touch up markers there are some out there with more specific colors just a bit more expensive if you can find a color as close as possible its designed to blend with the rest of the seat i've used black on my dark brown leather couch and I can't even see it on dark dark surfaces black works great but if its more of a gray you should be able to find a dark gray and it would be a better match you'll be ok. You could also find someone who does upholster repair and go that route and it would be fairly cheap, they'll do more than touch it up like when we got stuff in and we couldn't touch it up we would just call someone who specializes in that repair you could do that to and you'll never even see it.
 

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let us know how it turns out
 
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