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Leather Seat Care

The leather seats in my Impala are in very good condition except for one little area. What products will actually work to bring back the original look? What products actually do a good job at keeping leather in great condition?

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May check Adams Polishes & Car Care Products.
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I've had excellent results with Zaino Z-9 Leather Cleaner followed by Z-10 Leather In A Bottle. I also keep a bottle containing a 50/50 mix of Z-9 and Z-10 handy to replenish the elastomers of the plastic and vinyl interior surfaces.

I am in no way associated with the Zaino company, but I've been using these products in my car interiors for nearly 20 years and swear by them. They make my automotive leather look and SMELL new again. No kidding, these products will make your interior smell great.

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You might want to look into ColorBond paint for such minor wear such as ColorBond (159) GM Very Dk Pewter LVP Leather, Vinyl & Hard Plastic Refinisher Spray Paint; find your own actual interior color name through the production code tag. (I should mention that there have been complaints of clogged cans received that are probably due to less-than-frequent product movement). I haven't tried it myself only because my past refurbishing is still passable (and I forgot I wanted to do this). Judging by the picture, I would spray some paint in a container and dab it along the worn edge. Don't let "spray paint cans" turn you off for leather (which that part may be a mixture of material anyway, e.g. Pleather©). Effective and economical restoration can be achieved over what leather repair people tell you must be done, is impossible or imply as ridiculous methods - they'll have you going back to the tanning process, and then say "It will never match".

Also, you might want to watch this: https://youtu.be/rq2k9HwjSpY - This, what appears to be a car restorer (for resale) and YouTube video maker, has some impressive looking restorations (at least in the video as opposed to real-life). Judging by this, his other videos and commenter replies, I have trust and confidence in the level and degree of his fix-up work/methods.

You might also look for shoe/boot polish or sole dye that will put on enough color to make it contrast less. I would even go as far as using a magic-marker if I found the right color.

Hope this helps/ meets your standard.
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Thanks again everyone for the suggestions. The route I went with this was to 1st clean the area with water and a soft tooth brush. I then used Set Doctors leather dye to conceal the area, buffed it out and cleaned and conditioned everything with Griots Garage 3-in-1 leather wipes. Here is the after pic.

Not perfect, but not very noticeable either.
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