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Old 07-14-2013, 03:12 PM
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King ranch seat wear

Have a little wear on passenger side seat. It was there when I got it.
I've tried lexol and leather CPR they both work for a short time then area that looks worn reappears.
I've been looking at the leatherique oil and cleaner.leatherique oil/cleaner
Would this work or do I need to re-dye.

I have searched but no luck.


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Old 10-04-2013, 10:25 AM
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Having the same issue and I bought the truck new. Ive tried the same things. Anyone had any luck?

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The only lasting solution would be to recondition the leather with a dye-matched product like Leather Magic. I've used it before on both black and beige colored Porsche leather seats, and when done properly the results are fantastic. You're never going to be able to "smooth" out those deeper cracks in the grain, but you can restore the color and shine to it.

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I am having the same issue at 15k miles.
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Has anyone tried this? The actual KR leather conditioner?

leather conditioner

I've got the same problem on my driver and passenger seats on the outer edge at 45k miles. I'm hoping this will restore it.
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No I have not. I use Lexol cleaner and conditioner. Great products.
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Has anyone tried this? The actual KR leather conditioner?

leather conditioner

I've got the same problem on my driver and passenger seats on the outer edge at 45k miles. I'm hoping this will restore it.

It doesn't do much to get color back. It'll darken up for a day then go back to how it is

I'm guessing a dye would work.
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Talked to a local car upholstery guy, he said the issue is the leather that Ford uses is surface dyed. So the color of the leather is just on top, not all the way through, and what is happing is the dye is just flaking off like paint. He said use some Lexol conditioner on it, which should hopefully slow it down, but nothing will stop it. Meaning it won't fix the areas that are cracked.

He gave me an estimate of like $400 just to replace the seat (not back) section of my driver's seat. He can source vat dyed leather which will prevent the issues we are having. A big expense is adding the holes for the A/C seats - that adds like $80 to the labor.
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Leather needs to be treated. Obenaufs heavy duty LP
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It doesn't do much to get color back. It'll darken up for a day then go back to how it is

I'm guessing a dye would work.
Unfortunate but true. I bought some and tried it and that's the results I ended up with.

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Talked to a local car upholstery guy, he said the issue is the leather that Ford uses is surface dyed. So the color of the leather is just on top, not all the way through, and what is happing is the dye is just flaking off like paint. He said use some Lexol conditioner on it, which should hopefully slow it down, but nothing will stop it. Meaning it won't fix the areas that are cracked.

He gave me an estimate of like $400 just to replace the seat (not back) section of my driver's seat. He can source vat dyed leather which will prevent the issues we are having. A big expense is adding the holes for the A/C seats - that adds like $80 to the labor.
Looks like I'll be looking into a replacement center console top from Ford or getting it redone elsewhere because that is the area showing the worst wear from my arm sitting on it. Pretty pissed it's not like the true saddle KR leather in the older trucks like 2005-2007 models.
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