today I attempted to condition my 1986 XJ-SC leather interior (LDY = Savile Grey) using Connolly Hide Care and found that the product dissolved the grey color of my leather. Attached are some photos to document this along with photos of the product/canister. Also note the cream-like consistency, since there are reports of people saying theirs has become liquid/separated, not the case here.
Before the conditioning, I took 3 rounds of leather cleaning, using warm water, 2x application of Connolly leather cleaner 1:12, the two more applications with warm water.
I have stopped using the product and was wondering if someone has made similar experiences. I am also wondering about the authenticity of the product in the first place, since the product, event though it carries the label, has nothing to do with the original Connolly company. On the back it says: “Manufactured under license for H S French Flint Ltd” HS French Flint is a British importer of jars and food containers - no hints to the leather industry at all.
Is Connolly care products a big scam?
Some of the Connolly family members still sell the leather and own the old archive, and I have contacted them if they approve this product but no reply: http://connollybros.co.uk
Also, some part of Connolly is now a leather accessories company with upscale retail in London, nothing to do with car leather: https://www.connollyengland.com
Anyone any thoughts or real insight in this? I should discard this stuff, have used Leather Honey today, great product and the leather looks super supple now.