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So I've had my GTA for a bout 3 months now and when I purchased it I outlined my first job on it would be to restore the leather seats back to their former glory. Now the seats aren't actually that bad, there are no rips or scuffs but they are pretty badly cracked. They're also very shiney and have just not been looked after as well as they could have.

My plan is to use a re-colourant kit from Furniture Clinic which gets great reviews on Detailing World and basically entails cleaning; prepping with a specialist leather filler in the worst areas and then respraying the seats. The seats are just all over Black but the dilema I have is i can't decide which finish to go for in order to get the most true to original result.

The options are:

Gloss
Matt
Satin
Semi-Matt
Semi-Gloss

If anyone has any experience with the product, or has a pretty much perfect black interior to go by, any advise would be extremely helpfull.
 

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From what ive seen they vary dependent on year, early ones are shiny where newer ones have a different treatment and/or grain of leather which is more matt.
 

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Hey Clowesy,
I had the same thing to do with my 147GTA when I got it. No scratches or rips just needed re-colouring. I used Gliptones liquid leather which comes in a kit form. I can not believe how easy it was to use and how good the finish is. The hardest thing to do with recolouring leather is getting the colour match right. Even if it is 'black' it is very much which shade of black. On my 2004 car it was actually quite grey in colour. Mine had only done 30,000miles so was in good shape.

I don't have any pictures but I guarantee this product is very good, all for about £30. The website is Leather Care | Leather Cleaner.

Hope that helps and enjoy the car!
 
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As above, I'd go with a 'treatment' before going down the paint route. Once you've put paint on your leather, there can't be any going back, can there?
 

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I did'nt make myself very clear, sorry...
Part of the kit is the recolouring paint. Comes with your chosen shade and two toners, lighter and darker. They have an extensive Manufacture list to choose from but I still had to adjust mine because leather will change colour over the years.

It sounds quite daunting but this product is so easy to use as long as you follow instructions and take your time. Give yourself an hour or two, get some inspiration liquid to keep you hydrated and do the job. The transformation is epic, if you need any advice let me know.
 

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Cheers for the responses, i've gone for the furniture clinic product and had both satin and matt finishes so i'm just going to have a play on a leather off cut first. Spbd2010 thanks for the recomendation but I ordered it before seeing your comment although they look pretty much the same sort of idea. Both kits get great reviews on Detailing World and some of the results look amazing.
 
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