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Has anyone here successfully reconditioned Gobi leather that has been really messed up by the sun? <p>What I mean is that the PO appears to have never cleaned nor conditioned the seats. So now there's a clear line right where the sun has bleached the seats, and also they feel hard to touch. I tried some woolite on the dirt / darkness and it didn't do squat.<p>I've heard of professionals actually sanding the seats and doing some other stuff and they come out like brand new.<p>If anyone's attempted anything like this themselves or had success with paying someone to do it please enlighten me.<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Reconditioning Gobi that's in bad shape (firehawk618)

don't know enough about reconditioning to give an answer to that.....but it may cost just as much(as a pro shop) to just find some good condition USED ones..After all Gobi is REALLY common. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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This is true, however every damed time a SR shows up for parts it's always several states away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>firehawk618</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is true, however every damed time a SR shows up for parts it's always several states away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Or other side of the country <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Reconditioning Gobi that's in bad shape (firehawk618)

Best bet IMHO is <A HREF="http://www.leatherique.com/products.html" TARGET="_blank">Leatherique</A>. Truly amazing stuff when it comes to restoring (and maintaining) neglected leather <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Reconditioning Gobi that's in bad shape (firehawk618)

When they're that bad, not much can be done<br>You need to have them re- shot, try a company like this:<br><A HREF="http://www.fabrion.net" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fabrion.net</A><p>You can "Leatherique" or Lexol it to death, you won't gain very much
 

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Re: Reconditioning Gobi that's in bad shape (JRL)

Try Leatherique first. It CAN work wonders. They also sell a DIY dye kit thats custom matched to whatever color leather you want to do. Not sure if they can do a metallic leather like Nordkap though.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>firehawk618</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey, I thought you were at the beach vacationing! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Will be leaving later today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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