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      08-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Are your car's leather seats showing signs of wear? There's a solution to that!

It's called Swissvax Leather Healer.

This product is specially mixed to match the exact color of the factory leather at the swissvax factory. Each bottle takes 3-4 weeks to receive from Switzerland.

We applied it to the Coral red Boston leather found in this BMW 135i we recently detailed.

Full Detail Writeup:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563231

The application process is pretty simple, and leaves the seats looking new!

See for yourself...

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Swissvax Leather Cleaner
Swissvax Leather Brush
Swissvax Leather Grinding Pad
Swissvax Leather Healer
Swissvax Leather Glaze (Leather Sealant)

Here's how the seat looked before:



First we cleaned the surface to be treated and grinded the frayed leather using the grinding pad. then applied the Leather Healer. We ended up applying about 5 coats with about 30 min between each coat.






And the finished result!




Thanks for looking!

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      08-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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WoW! That turned out great!
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      08-18-2011, 05:09 AM   #3
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I just wonder for how long it will stay restored?
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      08-18-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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I just wonder for how long it will stay restored?
It'll stay restored until it isn't. Then you do it again.
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      08-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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It'll stay restored until it isn't. Then you do it again.
Yup...

Honestly it's the first time i use the product, so i'll keep everyone posted on the longevity.
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      08-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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I've seen your work on other forums, and it looks like you do really nice work.

This Swissvax product is interesting--maybe a good solution for leather that is not cared for.

I am a little amazed at how worn-out the Coral Red leather was in that 1-series. The owner must have worn sandpaper pants and didn't care.

The after photos looked good. Keep us informed.

BTW, what do you recommend for maintenance? I have the Leatherique products.
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      08-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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I am a little amazed at how worn-out the Coral Red leather was in that 1-series. The owner must have worn sandpaper pants and didn't care.
Yeah, I'm amazed how horrible it looked, as well. My brother's '01 M3 seats didn't look that bad, even after he sold it with well over 100k on the odometer!
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      08-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #8
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Looks great! OP, what is the color code for Coral Red Boston Leather? I was on Swissvax's website about to order a bottle and they required a color code...
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      08-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #9
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wow!
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      08-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #10
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Looks great! OP, what is the color code for Coral Red Boston Leather? I was on Swissvax's website about to order a bottle and they required a color code...
if you want a custom color give them a call
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      09-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #11
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if you want a custom color give them a call
edit: question answered
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      09-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #12
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Wow! Cool stuff.
-I wonder if it will work on an etch from a bird dropping speck that landed on my convertible's light grey leather seats!!
I've got a yellow-orange speck the size of a bb pellet...

It stands out though because of the light color interior and also because otherwise the leather is 100% flawless.
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      09-23-2011, 06:56 AM   #13
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Any chance of rehosting the images please? I'd really like to see this stuff.
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OP - any fading on the color since you completed the project?
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OP - any fading on the color since you completed the project?
Yeaaa id love to know also!
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Update us please!! I've got the coral red interior as well and I'm starting to see a little bit of shine / whitening on the drivers side seat.
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Can Swissvax make Savanna Beige?
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Can Swissvax make Savanna Beige?
Hey,

Sorry for not replying, I don't check on the threads too often.

I no longer use the Dye from Swissvax, as I go directly to the company that manufactures it for them. I can get it for you in any color for any car, just need a small leather sample! email me dom@scheerdetailing.com
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Update us please!! I've got the coral red interior as well and I'm starting to see a little bit of shine / whitening on the drivers side seat.
Hey, look at the above post,

send me an email dom@scheerdetailing.com
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Hey,

Sorry for not replying, I don't check on the threads too often.

I no longer use the Dye from Swissvax, as I go directly to the company that manufactures it for them. I can get it for you in any color for any car, just need a small leather sample! email me dom@scheerdetailing.com
Have since traded the car in for our 2013 X1...
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