Ironsides
Ironsides Reader
11/28/20 7:21 a.m.

Discovered a quite nasty stain on the leather bolster of Mrs's Ironsides CX-5 the other day.

Since it was on the leather bolster not suede center, I was thinking, heh lucky me this will be an easy clean....wrong. 

My normal concoction of leather cleaners and conditioners have done nothing to lessen it, seems to be ink or something of the sort. Also tried Lexol leather cleaner and a magic eraser, no dice... (The smeering is not a result of me trying to remove, this is how i found it) 

Short of trying something alcohol based or going ahead and replacing the cover, any ideas or suggestions?

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Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter)
Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) Reader
11/28/20 7:27 a.m.

Might you consider applying dye to it?  We actually did a color change on a leather couch and were surprised how easy it was.  If you can find a color match, I'll bet you could just do that bolster or you could do the perimeter of the entire seat.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
11/28/20 8:58 a.m.

From here it looks more like the color is worn through, rather than a stain.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
11/28/20 8:58 a.m.

That's just character.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
11/28/20 9:23 a.m.

You probably have already done this but..............do a search on youtube for stain removal on leather. There are no shortage of those vids and I have used them many times.

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