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Braymond141 Fri, Apr-12-2019 09:06:41 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
The eraser sacrifices itself too (this is how they work). Too much or too hard is bad, yes. Light thoughtful application can be OK. You’re trying to get the eraser to grab the junk out crevices other cloth types cannot. Also note, even cloth can damage the layers if used too vigorously.

Start with the mildest form of cleaning possible. Work your way up if needed and understand what reasonable correction can be achieved per your situation.

M_Parallel Sat, Apr-13-2019 01:40:55 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Any thoughts on rubbing alcohol / isopropyl alcohol? I see this often mentioned in detailing forums.

Texaz3 Sat, Apr-13-2019 04:02:52 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by M_Parallel (Post 1067945423)
Any thoughts on rubbing alcohol / isopropyl alcohol? I see this often mentioned in detailing forums.

Its a pretty aggressive solvent, do not use it on leather, or paint for that matter. Some plastics should be ok, I guess.

Earthwormjlm Sat, Apr-13-2019 05:23:31 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Heavily diluted to under 20% concentration, isopropyl alcohol should be OK to use. Not as a primary cleaner, but to clean off any left over residue from whatever you used to do the main cleaning.

It's common to use it on paint too, as the final step before you apply a sealant, to ensure you have cleaned off all residue from polishing compound.

M_Parallel Sat, Apr-13-2019 05:47:25 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Texaz3 (Post 1067945446)
Its a pretty aggressive solvent, do not use it on leather, or paint for that matter. Some plastics should be ok, I guess.

Hmm good to know.

Intersting to see, as I some swear by it.

Braymond141 Sat, Apr-13-2019 07:23:03 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
IPA is fine to use. I use it.

Texaz3 Sat, Apr-13-2019 08:28:17 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Braymond141 (Post 1067945496)
IPA is fine to use. I use it.

On leather? To do what - clean?

Braymond141 Sat, Apr-13-2019 08:42:03 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
To strip off grease, yes. I dilute it and do wipe downs often with it.

M_Parallel Sun, Apr-14-2019 06:08:57 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Today, just for fun I tried Alcohol Kentonatus 70% and even a little aceton on a wheel that I couldn’t be bothered with if things went bad.

Can say “wow”, but just see this:

http://idon-industries.com/bimmer/va...19/leather.jpg

That’s not light. I did the outside of the rim, not the back. The difference is just silly. It just came off with ease.

One thing though. When I see all the black gunk on my cloth, I do wonder if it’s gunk/grease/skinoil I’m taking off, or simply rubbing of the paint/dye. Which would make the result less nice.

M_Parallel Sun, Apr-14-2019 06:23:32 PM

Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?
 
Ps Aceton is probably too aggressive, but just wanted to see what it would do.


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