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Old 07-15-2018, 10:33 AM
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I've seen lots of advice about keeping leather protected. All the was from Saddle Soap to Leathertique to Lexol to nothing because the leather is sealed. What have you Florida folks used and how well does it work?
 
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Did you ever receive an answer? My driver's side door already has dye rubbed off from wear on one of the lumbar support pieces.
 
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I keep mine in the garage until needed, other than that....Maguires leather conditioner....for the dye, you'll probably have to find a upholstery shop that dye's. My guy does it for $80 a side ...for a price reference and mines due after the last job about 5 yrs ago.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:43 PM
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I keep mine in the garage until needed, other than that....Maguires leather conditioner....for the dye, you'll probably have to find a upholstery shop that dye's. My guy does it for $80 a side ...for a price reference and mines due after the last job about 5 yrs ago.
I keep my XFR-S garaged as well, but it is also my DD so it sits in my company's parking lot during the day. However, I use a custom fit sun shade from HeatShield, and the windows are tinted, of course. Where are you in central Florida, by the way? I'm in Melbourne and would like to find a good and reputable upholstery shop not too far from me.
 
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I'm in E Orlando, about 45 minutes away. Lane Dickey is the guy I deal with... HOME - DICKEY'S UPHOLSTERY ...his spray guy comes in on Tues and Fri if I recall. You need to give him notice for the spray guy just in case its a busy day or they changed schedule. Lane is a straight-up down to earth dude, does a lot of the sewing himself, which probably explains why he isn't good at all responding to emails, so call if you are interested. He is a good hour from you in Longwood, that might be a bit far for ya?
I believe the Porsche dealer uses him as well?

I also know a guy who redoes and customizes the wood trim also up in that area. I got this off eBay from him before I knew he was just down the road from me. I can get you his info as well.

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My problem is going to not only be the distance from Melbourne, but the fact that I can't just leave my vehicle there for days, a week, or however long the turn around time is. There are some auto upholstery shops here in Melbourne but I need to get word of mouth feedback on them. Maybe one of them will schedule a real appointment to do the work.
 
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These are the 3 I found in your area...the rest were furniture only.
https://www.aeautoupholstery.com/ ...didn't see dyeing service?
https://www.treadwellautotrim.com/ ...didn't see dyeing service, but dash repair.
Home ...again, no dyeing listed, but touch up stated.
 
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Originally Posted by Highhorse View Post
These are the 3 I found in your area...the rest were furniture only.
https://www.aeautoupholstery.com/ ...didn't see dyeing service?
https://www.treadwellautotrim.com/ ...didn't see dyeing service, but dash repair.
Home ...again, no dyeing listed, but touch up stated.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have reached out to all three, so let's so who responds, and of those, what kind of quote they'll provide.
 
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