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How do I remove the stains from my blue jeans from my car’s white leather seats.
What you’re dealing with is known as dye transfer and it’s very important to not leap on the first home remedy you hear or you may end up setting the dye and making the stain much more difficult, if not impossible to remove.
Your best bet is to use leather cleaner, preferably one recommended by the manufacturer of your automobile. The solvents in a quality leather cleaner are designed to not dry out the leather, but often they need time to work. You won’t get the best results if you just rub on and rub off. Apply the leather cleaner to the blue jean stain and go find something else to do for a little while. Come back to the stain and remove the leather cleaner with a soft cloth. Try not to rub too hard, it’s better to reapply the leather cleaner than to damage the leather by rubbing too hard.
Once you have removed all of the dye transfer from your seat, you’ll need to condition the leather with leather conditioner. Again,I suggest using the brand recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
These steps will not only help you remove the blue jean dye transfer from your car’s leather upholstery, but you’ll do so in a manner that won’t damage the leather or void any warranties.
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