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Hi i use Fuel with my radio control car it basically Methanol and 10% caster oil and this is very effective with paint if you pour it on to your hand its freezing and it just evaporates so will not harm your leather but i have to say this is a guess so try a test peice first like underneath if you put a small amount on a cloth and rub little bits at a time it will work,any good model shop will stock it and the smallest tin you can buy is half letre £6.99 just ask for 10% fuel for for nitro radio controlled car i hope this helps all the best Donald.

Sorry i would also try Methylated spirit i have tryed this on most surfaces and it is ok but tends to move newly spray or hand painted surfaces so this may also help
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Hi Saint why not try some cellulose thinners on a cotton bud on a hidden part of the leather and see if it lifts the colour - try experimenting using different cleaners.
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Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
Hi all I have leather seat in my laguna II, the other day I picked some touch up paint and stupidly left on it on the seat. when I went beck the car it had leaked from the container. I now have a metallic grey streak on the passenger seat. I have tried brush cleaner, turps but it wont shift.

Anyone got any ideas?
Never tried on leather but I've used cellulous thinners (small tin available from Car accessory shops) to remove from a carpet without damaging it. Maybe worth testing on a small bit of leather that canít be seen in case it removes the dye from the leather first. Wash with soapy water immediately after use
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I managed to get most of the white paint spots off my leather steering wheel. First I used a small sharp pointed knife (Leatherman Squirt blade) and VERY VERY CAREFULLY picked off the white spot of paint without damaging the leather. If it didn't want to shift easily I tried using a fingernail. Then I just used a baby wipe (or two) between my fingernail and the wheel to get most of the rest of the paint off. I have managed to get all of the bigger spots off virtually completely and most of the smaller ones that were obvious. It's a 75 % improvement on how it was before I started. Just need to be carefull not to overdoo the rubbing otherwise it will take off the shine/surface of the leather but this can probably be rectified with a leather treatment.
I probably found it easier as it was a steering wheel and the leather is tight and the surface is hard compared to a leather seat.


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