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I've looked at a lot of the leather care threads but they are mostly about recommending products and cleaning, not restoration. I am buying a leather interior for my 147 GTA which is in mostly excellent condition except for the usual drivers right hand side bolster wear. I'd post a pic but I don't have it yet. On the edge of the bolster the surface of the leather has worn through leaving a suede finish which has also exposed the stitching.

Is there anything I can do to resurface the leather or protect the stitching so that it doesn't split open? Apart from duct tape of course

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It's difficult to say without seeing how bad the actual damage is. There are a few DIY products on market that could do this, but personally I'd stump up and get a pro to do the work.
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It's difficult to say without seeing how bad the actual damage is. There are a few DIY products on market that could do this, but personally I'd stump up and get a pro to do the work.
I've ordered the Gliptone scuff kit and will have a go with that, if I don't like the results will take your advice
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Haven't done the scuffs yet but did a clean and condition with Duragloss shampoo and conditioner (on the GTA not my hair) Here is a before and after:
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That's impressive, leather does respond well to cleaning, even a mild soap and water
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They look good. I'll have a bash with mine.
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