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Old 12-29-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Restore two toned leather interior

Hey all, my 2012 Focus has the Arctic White Interior.

Since I'm the driver and sitting in it way more, they white part of the leather is already showing colors that are rubbing off. Slightly blue from jeans and black from my leather jacket.

I clean the inside of my car maybe...once a month or so. Use leather cleaner/protect. Is there anything you recommend to restore the white again?

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Ok here's the deal.... use meguiars gold class products for leather interior. and also stray away from wearing any dyed clothing ie. jeans ...cuz they will mix with seats.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Ok here's the deal.... use meguiars gold class products for leather interior. and also stray away from wearing any dyed clothing ie. jeans ...cuz they will mix with seats.
So I need to get white sweat pants to wear while I drive.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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or a white towel. lol
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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you got a white interiour. It's gonna happen...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/auto...the-seats.html

http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685915
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Thanks for links, I knew it was bound to happen. Happened to my dad's Lincoln, his seats are light tan color. But if I can take some counter measures and restore them once a year or so that's fine. I plan on having this car for awhile and it's my first new car so I want to make it a habit of keeping it clean and such. If I can take care of this car, I can take care of any car.
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I applaud you for wanting to take care of it.

I might drop by the Autopia detailing forums and nose around over there of I were you.


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Try a leather waterproofing treatment (usually contains a wax)- the dye is going to transfer onto the porous surface when moisture is present, if you can seal it better you should have less color transfer.
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I applaud you for wanting to take care of it.

I might drop by the Autopia detailing forums and nose around over there of I were you.


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+1 I was going to recommend this. Just a product you may want to try though...

Ultima Interior Shampoo, easy to use and works well on dirty leather
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It's happening to my leather seats too

The same thing is happening to my leather seats BUT mine aren't white. I have the burgundy/black combo which I love BTW. The burgundy side of the seat is starting to rub off. I have 16k miles on it since Sept 2011. I am not taking this lightly - this car was expensive. It replaced my Infiniti G coupe that had 100k miles on it in 4 years. When I sold that car, the leather seats showed the appropriate wear for the amount of years and usage. The way it is going now - my Focus won't hold up well. (I baby my cars - I have no scratches or dings - I park so far a way from my destination - that my friends tease me - and ask why didn't I just walk to my destination)

I will be taking the car in to Ford for a solution. THIS IS UNEXCEPTABLE BTW. It is NOT to be expected. When something is manufactured correctly, these problems DO NOT show up in 6 months. Don't settle for inferior interiors. (now there's a t-shirt ready to happen)
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