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Old 01-10-2011, 03:31 PM
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2000 miles and Leather Dye Wearing Off

I noticed about 3 weeks ago when I was cleaning my truck I noticed black marks on the lower back rest of my seat. I scrubbed it with the leather wipes, but it wouldn't come off. I brought it into the dealer a few days later. They took pictures to send to Ford and was told it's dye from my belt that stained the seats. The salesman tried a few different things that he had so get it off, but wouldn't come out. He had someone in the body shop look at it and appears that the dye is actually wearing off. Ford is saying that it's my fault b/c something rough is wearing against it. Out of the 2000 miles I probably wore a belt half the time. I've never seen any other vehicle with this issue. I can't see my belt wearing the dye off. It's a regular leather belt. Here's a few photo's.



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Old 01-10-2011, 03:54 PM
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Wow that does seem bad! For 2,000 miles esspecially. My Dad's interior is the same color and has nearly 40,000 on it and no change in color like that. I hope Ford gets something figured out there for you.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:06 PM
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Mine has done the same thing on the side where you slide in and out. like the dye from my jeans was coming off on the seat. I used a little of that zep degreaser from home depot on a rag and it came right off.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:18 PM
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I have the same color seats in my truck and have 67,000 miles on it. I haven't noticed anything yet but really haven't looked that close. I guess i'll take a closer look when I get home.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:19 PM
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I have tried Simple Green and nothing came out. I'll stop at Lowes and get some Zep to see if it'll work. I didn't want to start rubbing random things on the seats.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:22 PM
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Yea your gonna want to spray it on the rag or brush. If sprayed directly on the seat it needs to be wiped quickly or it will streak the seat.
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