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Old 06-20-2019, 09:33 AM
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BMW leatherette cleaning and seats are peeling

What is the best way to clean my Tan BMW seats that have blue dye stained on them. Also on the driver side my seats are starting to peel. How do I stop this or prevent this? PLEASE HELP
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The light colored seats will absorb blue dye from jeans, leaking pens, etc. A vinyl and leatherette cleaner from an auto parts store should reduce but not eliminate the stain. It is a learning experience for first time owners of cars with very light colored seats.

Vinyl seats can crack from exposure to sun, heat and abrasion. Is your car parked outside a lot?

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Interesting that your seat is also peeling. Could you show any pictures of the peel? The Sensatac material is very durable, I've had it in all my BMW's including my 2001 X5 and 2003 325i and they both look in fine condition. Granted, both cars have always been parked in a garage at night and I always use a sunshade whenever parked in the sun. Regarding the blue stain, you could try the magic eraser, Mr. Clean, but I would do it gently without too much rubbing force.
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Yeah, be careful using harsh cleaners, they may remove the beige as well as the blue.

It's always helpful to list the model, year, miles, etc. on the car when asking for advice. What you do to a 6 month old car with 5K on it is different than what you'd do to a 10 year old car with 250K on it.
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Regarding the blue stain, you could try the magic eraser, Mr. Clean, but I would do it gently without too much rubbing force.
I'd be very cautious with this approach, as the Magic Eraser gets its "magic" from the fact that it is super-fine abrasive melamine foam. Rub a spot too long with one, and you'll likely be removing any protective coating on your leather.
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I'd be very cautious with this approach, as the Magic Eraser gets its "magic" from the fact that it is super-fine abrasive melamine foam. Rub a spot too long with one, and you'll likely be removing any protective coating on your leather.
Agreed which is why I said to do it gently. Also, the material is a leatherette so does not have the leather protective coating.
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