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Old 02-20-2003, 03:22 PM
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Need leather help PLEASE!

The other day someone left a flourescent yellow flyer of some sort on my windshield while my car was parked. As I got in the car I took it off the winshield and dropped it in the passenger seat. It stayed there overnight.

Last night it rained. Hard. My convertable top leaked a good bit where the A-pillar meets the top (too long w/out Gummi Pfledge I suppose). Anyway, the water got the flourescent yellow flyer soaking wet and the yellow dye from the paper stained my leather

I was pissed when I saw it. I tried some leather cleaning wipes that I had, which didn't even phase it. Someone PLEASE tell me there's something I can do to remove it. It looks like ass.

I've got the tan leather. (the middle sections of the seat have all the ugly little spots all over them) The spotted section of the passenger seat bottom is the part that is stained. Is there anything that can be done?
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Old 02-20-2003, 04:00 PM
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Use rubbing alcohol, but test it first

I have the same seats, and am 99% sure I've use 70% isopropyl, and it doesn't faze the oem dye, but removes about anything. Then treat with a Lexol afterwards, as alcohol dries out leather. Did you try hot soapy water first, tho, that is the safest to use, and on the corrected Oregon dot leather, usually gets out anything. Leather wipes are usually a waste.
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:26 AM
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If the stain is soaked in Leatherique is excellent.
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