Thread: Leather restoration
09-15-2012, 03:14 PM #1Veteran Contributor
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- Dec 2005
Did some research on my own with poor results. Hopefully someone here has some experience.
I have a number of leather seats, both auto and home furniture, with light to moderate amounts of finish cracking. By that I mean only the finish is cracked (superficial), not the leather itself. A couple of vendors on the net have refinishing products and advise wet-sanding the old finish with 1000 grit, then prep and spraying new dye/finish. I asked a couple of local trim shops, they never heard of such thing. They say replace only.
Has anyone done anything like this, or a different method?
09-15-2012, 03:30 PM #2Veteran Contributor
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- Apr 2009
Re: Leather restoration
Not enough info to do more than point to places like
Yes you could do it the way you describe or scrape or strip. Many variables and more than a few hours work most likely. Like any restoration you need to balance the cost of saving versus the cost of replacing. You got Mark Twain's writing desk or some 1965 Broyhill-ish end table? There are similarities to wood, and like wood you need to figure what's on it and the better process to remove that before you can ascertain which route is 'best' given the constraints you apply to that.Food for thought: "Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them."
~ Samuel Butler