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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?
 
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try wet wipes, you know the baby things. they take dried paint off of most surfaces
 

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Just thinking out loud here, and this might do more harm than good, but T-Cut works by softening paint and letting you rub it away. Try it on a hidden part of the leather first to see if it does any damage. If it doesn't, then it might be worth a shot.
 
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and not forgetting good old white spirit.
we had a litre of gloss paint thrown over our old car and a couple of hours work with white spirit did the trick
 

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If you have tried and exhausted all these aforementioned methods (and the stain is still there), then you may wish to try a very very dilute amount of nitromors paint remover (I mean like a couple of drops mixed with some white spirit), but be very careful, this stuff is extremely dangerous to use, and don't leave it on the paint too long or it will damage the leather underneath. I would dab it on with a cotton bud, but be prepared to wipe it off almost immediately.

As I say, this is pretty much a last-ditch method as it is so corrosive to paint and skin.

Paul:)
 

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Hi Saint - the touch-up paint is usually celluse based and could be removed using cellulose thinners but you are likely to remove the leather surface colour at the same time. I suggest you contact a car valetting organisation who may be able to assist or even try a leather sofa upholsterers.:)
 

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paint over it as a last resort.
try picking at it,
i personally wouldn't use any abrasive cleaner as i will dry it out and i will crack in time.
or get it repaired, my dad got his cloth seat repaired for £40 and that has some big rips in it.

let us know how you get on with it.
 

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Don't leave the paint to long or the leather will crack if not cracked already. My neighbour got nail varnish on her leather sofa (due to pesky teenagers larking about) - guy came out cleaned it - charged her £25 or thereabouts - take it to a good valet company they have access to special cleaners for removing chewing gum, pen marks, etc.:)
 

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Well Saint - Any success?

I have some white paint specs on my leather steering wheel so was wondering if you've sorted it...

Chris
 

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Not sure if I have the confidence to tackle the paint keep looking at thinkking I should give it a go.
 

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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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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 can’t 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.

Cheers,

Chris
 
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