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I just bought an '04 s60r with Altacama leather that has some rain damage i presume. The passenger seat is badly discolored and it seems as if the leather is even eaten away a bit. There are also streak marks down the door panels that are discolored as well. <br>The other problem I have is that there are several small chips on the center console, where the cupholders are. Is there any good way to fix this?<br>Has anyone else ever had these problems? Warranty wont cover it im sure...<p>TIA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Interior woes (Elmoworld)

this link has some good info regarding leather treatment.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60072" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60072</A><p>good luck!
 

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Re: Interior woes (phuz)

From what you are describing it sounds as if your car has been under water. Did you check the vin# to make sure "Katrina" had nothing to do with it? There are alot of cars coming to your neck of the woods from that area that have been in the flood. I hope not. But it might be worth checking into.
 

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Lexol will likely help, but if the leather is truly eaten away, you have a bigger issue. I would think the solution in that case is to get the leather re-done.<br>Atacama looks nasty when worn. I posted a picture a while back that showed what worn-out Atacama looked like. Reminded me of something you'd see in a nursing home.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Reminded me of something you'd see in a nursing home. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>eww
 

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Re: Interior woes (Elmoworld)

Mind if I ask a stupid question,<br>If you just bought this car, WHY DID YOU, if the interior is all discolored?<br>I would CARFAX the car immediately to see where it came from and if it was a flood car, you have recourse.<br>If not, as was said above, you can try Lexol.<br>Use the cleaner once or twice then use the conditioner <B>SEVERAL times.</B><br>It should at least get a bit better but I'm still puzzled why you bought it in the first place.<br>If you do the above and it doesn't work, PM me. I use a franchised national company that works wonders on leather.<br>My guy here has "saved" a couple of R's that had Atacama and I'm sure that they have someone in the Atlanta area to help you, BUT it will never look exactly as new, but close.<br>Please try Lexol first
 

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thanks again, and thank god for SS, resources resources.<p>the car is mint other than that plus it is an 04 with 13k miles on it that i got a really good deal on. Of course i did a carfax and service report on it before even calling the owner, but i assume it was someone's dumb mistake leaving the sunroof and/or window open during rain. I also noticed that it doesnt take much to "burn" or discolor the leather with water contact... I can live with it, but it is pretty noticeable
 
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