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Leather repair

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I'm a new forum member who recently picked up an '04 Boxster, non-S, manual, and am totally thrilled with it. Really like nothing I've ever had before.

I got it with a Krazy Glue smear on the seat and tried everything to get it out Fine scraping, petrolatum, even tried liquid nitrogen(!) All the detailers in town said impossible to get out, no solution. Even in a big city like SF, most of the leather shops that purport to be good are hacks. And I couldn't find a solution, even on this site

Even the Porsche dealers in town had no answers. Then this famous oddball upholstery guy in SF turned me on this store in Hayward, CA http://www.advleather.com/ - he said they can do ANYTHING.

I guess they're a sort of world-famous leather shop operating out of a tiny bin in Hayward.

Long story short - they made it perfect (mostly the paint and coating after they acetoned it was really impressive), but they apparently do much harder repairs - hundreds of pics at their shop. if you're in northern Cali have to keep these guys in mind. Also they apparently ship kits that have amazing success with a cashback guarantee.


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I don't know what it would to the finish on Porsche leather, but Nail Polish Remover works on Super Glue.

Good info about the Leather Shop and their prowess.

Not a pro at this but I think the nail polish remover that works is acetone, and it smudges the color on leather. Actually this is what the guy used at the shop and the discoloration wasn't as terrible as I thought it might be, but quite noticeable. The real value was the paint match which they do on all their jobs by eye - apparently even if you order a kit they make you send in a sample for the match.

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I have bought their products before. They are great guys. Their leather restorer/conditioner is fantastic and smells like leather and is non sticky. If anyone who wants to order from them is in California call them and place the order instead of doing it through their website (the shipping can be less.)

I spoke the the guy there and they are very helpful.

Apparently they specialize in restoring expensive leather furniture and really know their stuff.

It's nice to know that someone out there has a good product and integrity. :D

Can't say the same for many I have dealt with lately :angry:

And no, I have no affiliation with the company.


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