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    Stained/Faded Leather

    Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.

    Small spot on console leather, size of nickel where leather seems to have been damaged and is stained or faded. I wonder if this is bird dropping damage or some sort of spill. Is much more evident after leather is conditioned and slowly fades, not completely, with time.

    Is there a color code for crema leather and/or a color matched dye that I could try?
     
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    You might want to give this site a try. I use them whenever I have a detailing question...

    http://www.autopia.org/forum/

    the "car detailing" forum is probably the best place to ask your question.

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    I'd guess a bird too, let us know if you find a suitable solution. As a new Crema owner I'd be very keen to know. Norcal has kept his Crema interior looking prefect for many years, so he might have a suggestion on good stuff for it.
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    Sport Button On - DSC Off Juergen Wunderlich's Avatar
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    This is the best contact I know for leather care. I tried their products several times and can highly recommend them. It is possible to get all the interiour colours of the Z8.

    http://www.lederzentrum.de/international.html
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    Good luck with that, and please do keep us posted. While mine has escaped major stains, the minor stuff, of which I have many, is chalked up to "Patina". My mats have taken the biggest beating, but those are easy to replace.

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    It looks like the painted area has the same discoloration.

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    have you looked at ...

    http://www.leatherique.com/products.htm

    They have a cleaner. Perhaps a "magic eraser"... but careful with those... try somewhere else first.

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    Thanks to all for the input.

    The painted console is absolutely perfect. What you are seeing is simply a light reflection.

    The car is going in to my local dealer on thursday for new headlights courtesy of Bill Stuart and I am having their "Leather Guy" look at it. He is going to call me with his thoughts before doing anything.

    Details to follow.
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    The car went in and final result below.

    The leather was not only discolored but it felt a bit rough to the touch as if it were pitted.

    A bit of leather sanding to smooth out the roughened surface and color matched dying and problem solved.

    Very relieved it all worked out.
         
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    Z8 Ate My Homework! Norcal's Avatar
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    Thanks for the post. Looks like great results. With a crema interior myself, I'm happy to see they can fix some problems.

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    He did a great job. One that I did not want to experiment with myself on this particular car.
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    Gary
    2002 Topaz // Crema