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I recently bought my car and it came with this black stain on the leather seats from the previous owner. It looks like the black from his belt or a stain from blue jeans ?

Anyway I tried almost everything I could find even taking it to a leather specialist who tried a few things and then said he would have to call a Specialist Specialist Leather expert and maybe cost $200-300 USD !

Anyway I have just discovered I can remove it easily with paint thinners. It came off easily in a small test spot but then I stopped as I was not sure if it was bad for the leather.

Some people on the internet say it is ok as long as you recondition the leather later. Others say dont use thinners at all.

Others say use something like Goof Off as its less abrasive.

What are peoples thoughts on this ?
 

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Thinners will strip the natural oils straight out of the leather. If it has been pigment spray finished, it will remove the pigment too. I believe the leather is mainly dye finished (aniline), but some hides would be sprayed with dye on top (semi aniline) for batch colour consistency. Use something a lot less harsh than thinners.
 

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