Cleaning stained leather

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  1. rsxm5

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    My friend has an '05 F150 Lariat with tan leather interior. He put a brown leather jacket in the back seat, and somehow, it ended up taking the dye from the jacket and now there are brown stains on the back seat. I told him to try using Lexol cleaner and conditioner, but that didn't seem to do the trick... any ideas? If it would be helpful, I could get pics.
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    This isn't one of the King Ranch trucks, right? If it's just regular Ford leather (clearcoated) try some diluted All-Purpose Cleaner and a fingernail brush to clean the stains up. Then re-clean with the Lexol and condition.
     
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    Yeah, what he said. Cleaning up leather that has dye stains can be really tough.

    BTW, if that is the King Ranch.... :drool: Smells like a freakin' catcher's mitt!
     
  4. rsxm5

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    Nah, not the King Ranch... he always talked about getting one, then he ended up not. Either way, still a pretty nice truck (much better ride than my GMC Sierra 1500). Anyway, I'll pass on the info and see what happens! Thanks!
     
  5. Buck-O

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    Saddle Soap is another option to try. A little water and a good quality brush have gotten out some preaty rediculas stains from my friends leather furniture. Might be worth trying here too.
     
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    http://sem.ws/product.php?product_id=78

    SEM Leather/Plastic prep rubbed in with a grey scuff pad is about as aggresive as you can get when cleaning leather without removing the factory color. It may dull your leather a bit, and you'll have to condition it to restore its sheen.
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    That looks like DEFINITELY an absolute last resort to me.... there's no way you shouold go right to that. Try the APC and/or Saddle Soap first, for sure. :noes:
     

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