What happened to the leather here and what can I do about it?

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Bluechel, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Bluechel

    Bluechel Familiar Face

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    Just got a nice old A2 from ebay but it arrived with THIS...what? IMG_9339.JPG IMG_9340.JPG
     
  2. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    could be paint, dirt a scuff? not all leathers are brown under the top coat, many are gray/grayish. is the surface worn off here?
    in any event start with the least aggressive- a damp cloth and water.
     
  3. Bluechel

    Bluechel Familiar Face

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    I tried BICK 4 right away, no impact whatsoever.
     
  4. Hayes Nash

    Hayes Nash New in Town

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    If paint or similar, a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a small rag, start with light touch. I have removed paint from leather this way. The harder and longer you rub can eventually remove the color on the leather so take your time.
     
  5. Bluechel

    Bluechel Familiar Face

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    It almost looks like it was exposed to alcohol already there?
     
  6. Rich22

    Rich22 A-List Customer

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    It looks like coating has come away, perhaps due to exposure to a solvent or heat? It's hard to tell from the photos what exactly we're looking at.
     
  7. Bluechel

    Bluechel Familiar Face

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    Agree, that's the problem ultimately. I think I'm going to assume it's solvent exposure and let it stand for a long time then try and spot dye it. BTW was there a "how-to" somewhere on applying dye here?
     

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