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Please Help - Advice On Stained Leather Seat

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The drivers seat ('Oakham', cream coloured leather) in my RX300 has a some dark marking across the backrest, about 6 inches up from the seat base. My guess is that this has been caused by some sort of staining or dye transfer from my black leather belts.

I've tried to remove it using Autoglym leather cleaner and when this didn't work I asked the local Lexus dealer to have a go at it.

They haven't had any luck , so now I'm puzzled as to what to do. I'm obviously quite frustrated by this, as the car is just 2 years old and is otherwise completely as new, both inside and out.

Should I :

a: contact Lexus UK for advice?

b: try to find a leather specialist?

c: phone the Samaritans ?!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated !

Many thanks,

Martin.

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Try a very small amount of nail varnish remover on a little bit. Use too much and it may well lighten the leather.

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Sorry a bit :offtopic: but what do you guys use to clean stains on the seats (not on the leather part) :unsure:

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Sorry a bit :offtopic: but what do you guys use to clean stains on the seats (not on the leather part) :unsure:

What sort of stains :o

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Sorry a bit  :offtopic: but what do you guys use to clean stains on the seats (not on the leather part) :unsure:

What sort of stains :o

just general cleaning mate B)

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For the non-leather parts of the seat, when I had my IS I used to use a suede brush to get rid of any marks.

For the full leather in my GS I use Zymol leather cleaner/conditioner and try and do it once a month. Good stuff!

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ZYMOL LEATHER CLEANER

CLAIRE, is this the product and is that a resonable price and can it be pruchased in the UK

Cheers

Paul

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It may be to late the stain may have set with the first cleaner you tried.

Vinegar get's rid of most stains give it a go.

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Saddle soap is good for getting stains out of light colour leather! and it softens it too!

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ZYMOL LEATHER CLEANER

CLAIRE, is this the product and is that a resonable price and can it be pruchased in the UK

Cheers

Paul

Yep, that's the one - I bought mine in Halfords although I can't remember how much I paid. I don't remember it being particularly expensive and it does last.

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DON'T try to do it yourself because you could cause more damage. I see this sort of thing all the time.

Its not a big problem at all. Call a Mobile Leather repair specialist from your yell pages. They should either be able to clean it of with a special solvent or redye the area. A good technician should be able to make your seat look like new again.

Leather must be cleaned regularly with the proper cleaner.

NOT HOUSHOLD CLEANERS!

The best products are usually only available to the trade so it makes sence to call out a good valeter once in a while to clean and feed the leather to help keep it from drying out. Especialy with cars with air con. Every 3 months should keep your leather like new. Pop it into a valeter and see if they can help but do not scrub it!

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I use baby wipes from Sainsburys on my oakham leather seats and used regularly they work very well. I have tried all sorts of other leather cleaners without real success.

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