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At the 16 year mark, my leather is beginning to show its age, so I would like to use one of the dye products available to spruce them up. The problem is getting the correct color.

 

I have always thought of my 2000 Cab as having the lighter of the two gray options. From browsing on eBay, I became convinced that Graphite Grey was the darker of the two, as it certainly looked darker than my leather in eBay ads. Unfortunately, the good folks at SeatDocs.com did not have a formula for a lighter, unspecified grey. At LeatherMagic, they have a Space Grey ... but it appears very dark ... certainly darker than my color. Finally, the tag under my hood says "CE" where the interior color code is located. I believe (but cannot recall where) I read that leather code "C" denotes Graphite Grey. So ... I am thoroughly confused

 

Any help / enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kim

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The dyes are always going to be a little different in color due to the aging and/or fading of the leather in your car. That being said, the stuff I used (Leather World) is very very close and looks great after being applied. It has also held up extremely well after a year and a half. I have no reason to believe it won't continue to hold up and keep looking great. 

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For dye, talk to JoAnn at www.colorplus.com

 

I'd suggest a good cleaning and conditioning, first, then re-evaluate if you want/need dying. You'll want a quality leather brush, too. Research quality leather care products on sites like Detailers Domain. Phil (owner) is very helpful there.

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