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Connolising Leather Seats

Jonathan Pope

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Can anyone recommend somewhere for reConnolising seats in my 996 Carrera 4 Cab. How good does it look and how long doe it take. Ideally I would like it done at my home or office, North or East London.

The colour is Savahah. What sort of money am I looking at ?




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I had a Ferrari 328 that was reconollised by the trimmer that worked for both Talacrest and Maranello Sales at the time. He was freelance, and I dare say they'd give you his number. Try Talacrest on 01784 439 797.

It comes up like new, but IMO you lose some of the leather aroma. Didn't cost a vast amount.

How bad is your trim? The reason I ask is that I've had remarkable results from using Gliptone leather cleaner plus either Gliptone conditioner or Zymol Treat conditioner. It gets rid of all the ingrained dirt after a few goes. Then you may just be able to topically touch up the scuffs using Gliptone's Scuffmaster- they'll match some to a sample of your trim.

See
http://www.liquidleather.com/
for more info.


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Thank You for the info. The trim is not that bad, just scratched from buckles and belts. I would like to see it looking like new if possible.




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Just had my 10-year-old seats re-connolised, by Leathercare in Warrington. I think there's only them and Benchmark in Essex who use the proper connolly process, but I might be wrong.

I don't think it can be done at home, since it uses a spray-on process. They'll take the seats out to do it - I took mine out myself and delivered them in another vehicle. Good link here:
http://www.porsche964.co.uk/technical/seats.htm

Results: Absolutely fantastic. Driver's side was very worn, from original blue leather down to dark grey in paces. Now they look just about new. Cost about £90 a seat, though you'll always do them in pairs.

They'll do them in a day, but leave it another day before you fit them back in (bit of a lingering smell).

Ian


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I used to offer this service a few years ago and it involves spraying the seats with a specially formulated paint after special cleaning treatment. I did a roller that was a baby blue leather and RR supplied the paint code which was confirmed by connelly leathers who supplied a 'kit' to refinish the seats. It is time consuming but the results if done correctly is superb. If it is small scratches and scuffs then specialists such as gliptone could mix up a paint kit if you supply a sample to colour match.It can be applied by 'dabbing' with a small lint free swab. HTH.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by ianparky on 23 September 2005

Just had my 10-year-old seats re-connolised, by Leathercare in Warrington. I think there's only them and Benchmark in Essex who use the proper connolly process, but I might be wrong.

Ian
Ian is right to say that their are only two companies that are run by ex Connoly employees and use their process.

I have used Leathercare in Warrington a few times and the end result is excellent. The leather smell can be put back by using Gliptone leather cream.


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