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Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Bluechel, Sep 20, 2021.
Just got a nice old A2 from ebay but it arrived with THIS...what?
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.
I tried BICK 4 right away, no impact whatsoever.
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.
It almost looks like it was exposed to alcohol already there?
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.
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?