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We are redoing the kitchen in our house and I somehow have gotten several white smudges ( not too bad but very noticible against the Blue nordkap) of primer and or oil base paint onto several spots of my driver seat. I must have touched my back to some trim then gotten in the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> . Anyhow..it's a drag! Any way or recomendations on how to get it off? Should I try rubbing some paint thinner on it to see if it comes off? It's been on for at lest 24 hours cause I just noticed it tonight.<p>I hope I dont need a new seat. Perhaps it will just wear off over 6 months of getting in and out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Shroom
 

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Re: leather seats in R and cleaning off paint (shrooman)

I did the same thing and used paint thinner. The paint came right off and neither the paint nor the paint thinner left a mark. I immediately cleaned the area with Lexol and preserved with Lexol. No problem! I have the Atacama leather. Don't wait too long. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: leather seats in R and cleaning off paint (shrooman)

I had this problem on my shoft knob after a painting project and never could fix it (did not try thinner, though, for fear of destroying the leather - sounds like it's worth a try). Luckily, the knob broke a couple of months ago and was replaced under warranty (something internal that held it in place).<p>Good luck. The Nordkap leather picks up <I>everything</I>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: leather seats in R and cleaning off paint (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good luck. The Nordkap leather picks up <I>everything</I>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd rather live with Nordkap seats than Gobi carpet! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Let us know how the thinner / lexol treatment works out. We're painting, and it would be just like me to get paint on the seat as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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There's a product available in most paint departments called Goof Off. We've used it on more things than I care to remember always with success.<br>Do test in an inconspicuous area first - but I'd bet going easy on the stuff will work out fine.
 

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Re: leather seats in R and cleaning off paint (needsdecaf)

The paint thinner got the paint off fine. Took a little rubbing but the leather looks good. Thanks for the recomendations. I used lexol cleaner and conditioner afterwards. all is well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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