The tunnel cover on 420G is leather on top, vinyl sides, mine is ok, except the top leather has a somewhat mottled appearance as the grey dye has faded.
As everything else is ok and recovering one is a fairly big job, can anyone recommend a product and or method to restore an even grey color to the leather
As I understand it, you can dye, or “paint”
You might check with www.leatherique.com http://www.leatherique.com/ .
New Jersey, USA
'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2
Another company that does leather color matching and I have had good experiences with their leather cleaning and preservative products is:
I worked with the owner many years ago and her name was JoAnn
No affiliation of course just a happy customer.
Woolies in the UK do a easy to use water based dye. I was very impressed with the result. They do all the Jag common colours - or can match yours. The kit contained cleaner, dye and sealer. I found it remarkably easy to get a nice even colour. It was applied with a cloth and rubbed in.
I’ve had excellent results with stuff from lederzentrum.ch see Seat leather repair kit? for an example of their leather paint. They also sell a touch-up kit which is just a dye - find for correcting areas which are just buffed/faded.
Both work great on leather. Not so sure about vinyl.
EDIT: more pics at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IVbhqB, see the album “Seats”.
the leatherique states sand the leather back to color free, then dye, this seems a little drastic?
its a bit confusing as there is water or solvent based dyes, and also surface coatings
My vinyl is good, leather needs mainly some way to even out color, but also a few minor scuff repairs would be good
more research needed, the job is deferred as doing complete headlinining re-do has taken over, big job in a 420G