classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

Leather Feeds
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> General Restoration Advice
Author Message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2475
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Leather Feeds Reply with quote

I have some leather seats that are very dry and need some good feeding, anyone out there with any recomendations?
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
1978 Karrier Bantam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BigJohn



Joined: 01 Jan 2011
Posts: 875
Location: Nr. Lancaster

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was restoring an old 33 Chrysler (over 30yrs ago) I got some hide food from a saddlers, I slapped a slack handful on the seats and massaged it in every time I passed them. The seats had been in a windowless car in a barn for over 25yrs and were very dry, it took time but they came up nice and supple. If you cannot find a saddlery I Think Connolly do one, but shop around on prices.
(My hands came up very soft too!)
_________________
1974 Mk1 Escort. 1992 Mk1 Golf Clipper Cabriolet Auto.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2475
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Connollys Hide Food is highly recommended, not as expensive as you would have thought either.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
1978 Karrier Bantam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Keith D



Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Posts: 919
Location: Upper Swan, Western Australia

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used all sorts of leather treatment here, but one of the best "softeners" I have found is the good old dubbin that we used to use on football boots.

Keith
_________________
1926 Chrysler 60 tourer
1932 Austin Seven RN long wheelbase box sedan
1950 Austin A40 tourer
1999 BMW Z3

You are either part of the problem or part of the solution
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2475
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ordered some Connolly Hide Cream and with give it a try.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
1978 Karrier Bantam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2475
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the hide cream through, just tried a small section thats out of sight to see how it reacts before I do the whole seats.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
1978 Karrier Bantam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BigJohn



Joined: 01 Jan 2011
Posts: 875
Location: Nr. Lancaster

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seats will probably eat it if they are really dry, prepare to use a lot if so......
_________________
1974 Mk1 Escort. 1992 Mk1 Golf Clipper Cabriolet Auto.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> General Restoration Advice All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum T&C


php BB powered © php BB Grp.