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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 08:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

About two years ago I treated the Camargue's leather which is in fine condition apart from one or two blemishes that feel like daggers in my face because they are there, to a product called Oakwood Leather Conditioner. I had before I bought the product contacted the manufacturer as to its compatibility with Conolly leather.

I am not happy with the product at all and this time I decided to use Leatherque. I think that's the right spelling but cannot find the brochure at the moment. Assuming the Camargue has the same area of leather as a Shadow does anybody know how much should be purchased for a one treatment?
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Bill Hart
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Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have used leatherique products with good results, but they have gotten very pricey. I know the "prestine clean" and, presumably, the "conditioner" can be bought in cylindrical plastic bottles 2 1/2" diameter by 7" tall. I believe that size would be more than enough to clean and condition a sedan.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 - 07:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Maguires do a good one at about 7.5 quid 500ml. Plenty for a Shadow

I would first use hand soap to clean then slap on the leather re conditioner. Best way is to use bare hands to massage the stuff into the leather. After wards your hands will be nice and soft like using hand cream. Then polish it off with duster. If the duster is left in the car it gives off a leather smell.

Also football boot dubbin is good and brings a nice sheen. Clear shoe polish and even black shoe polish on black leather works well. If the leather has colour worn though in SMALL places then felt tip pen works providing the match is good of course.

Leather must have a bit of moisture so when cleaning a wipe with a damp cloth won't damage leather quite the opposite in fact.

The fact that leather re conditioners make your hands feel nice is a good clue as to what most leather re conditioners are actually made from. Hand cream with a leather scent ? Leather is skin.

Lanolin is often in leather re conditioners. Baby oil can be used as well.

But for the leather smell you need leather re conditioner.

Turtle Wax used to do a leather smelly thing that you hung by the heater vent.
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Brian Vogel
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 - 09:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Many also like Connolly Hide Care, it isn't inexpensive, either.

I quite like straight 100% pure mink oil. You just have to remember to wipe everything thoroughly within a couple of days of application to remove any that hasn't absorbed. It can get sticky if pools sit for a long period of time. It's nice in that it's completely liquid at room temperature and absorbs very easily.

As far as "leather smell," other than when it's new and outgassing the substances used to make it and whatever biologicals might be left, it's all simply manufactured fragrance. I'm going to dig up an ancient post I made on another forum and post that info here after I find it.

Brian
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Brian Vogel
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 - 09:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Found it, and rechecked the links before posting here. As per usual, some were dead or the page had moved in the same site.

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Connolly Hide Care, like all leather-scented products, is just that. Believe me, if you want "new leather smell" your choice of options, both distinctly automotive and "other," are very wide. Here are just a few:

Leather Scented Products

http://www.leatherstock.com/

http://www.zainostore.com/product/Z-10.html

http://www.griotsgarage.com/search.do?query=leather+care (see Interior Car Scent)

http://www.liquidleather.com/leather-scented-air-fresheners.htm

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Leather_Scent_Premium_Air_Freshener_16_oz_p/air_102_16.htm

http://www.peakcandle.com/products/Genuine-Leather-Fragrance-Oil__F1055.aspx

http://www.trinitycandle.com/reed_diffuser_oil_refill_leather

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Leather+Fragrance+Oil

Formulas differ slightly, so you'll probably find some that you like and others that you don't. There's nothing that actually brings back the original volatile elements that were in new leather and gave it that smell when new.

Brian, who's never been all that enamored of the smell of "fresh" leather (and who lives close enough to many Mennonite harness shops that I can get a lifetime dose of leather smell virtually any time I'd want one)
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 - 09:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A way of making some leather smelly stuff would be handy. Just dip a rag in it and leave under front seats.

The leather smell is always favourable commented upon by first time passengers in RRs.

My black sofa is cleaned with black shoe polish and it always looks nice and it has had a lot of use and abuse. I wriggle around on leather with track suit bottoms and a tee shirt thats buffs it a bit.

I have just done my leather I took the whole backseat out and front cushions massaged the bits in my living room watching an old film. The front cushions are interchangeable thus evening out wear on the outside edges which now become inside edges. Neat design feature.

Very therapeutic. I use bare hands because the bare fingers can feel the stuff going in to seams and creases. A duster tends to surface wipe only.

Thats my theory.

Hands on old school handy craft.

Connolly leather is a good quality but there are many others. The colour is done in 2 ways or a combination. Dye or paint. Connolly can be both it depends on colour the reds and other dark colours are dyed and painted. The lighter colours such as the popular grey is painted only. One of the features of our leather is no barb wire scars. However some leathers actually look good with scars it can give an extra dimension to the aesthetics.

I had a P4 Rover 100. Red leather and red wilton with jute backing. The leather had discoloured and the carpets had turned dirty pink and white. I painted the leather and dyed the carpets. It looked smashing. The car was grey over black. It was a nice car. Hence Rolls Royce is a rich mans Rover. Or Rover is a poor mans Rolls Royce. The P5 is especially good.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 03:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

For over 20 years, my car (SRH12255) has had RM Williams leather conditioner used only.
It has the most magnificent smell, but I hadn't thought about putting the cloth under the seat. Great idea.
The RM Williams conditioner is about a quarter of the price of other specialised seat leather treatments, but if it's good for the best RM Williams jackets, boots and saddles, I'm very happy with how it presents my still untouched original seats and interior.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 04:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick - the car in front of your beautiful blue Shadow has intrigued me. What is it?
thanks
Omar
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 06:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Maguires.

Apply with hands and work it in rags tend to miss bit and wipe the leather stuff off. It also makes ones hands very clean and soft. Leave for an hour. Then put on tee shirt and jogging pants and wiggle about on the seats while you do the back of the front seats. I try to use the whole bottle,. 7.50. The smell is enhanced by leaving the rags under the seats. For the connally smell buy a connally smelly stuff and spray the carpets. Maguires doesnt quite cut it smell wise. I do my leather while awaiting for her indoors to get a wiggle on while shopping. Once a month is good. Use toilet soap, Cussions Imperial Leather. All leather cleaning products are a rip off. Getting the seats wet will rehydrate dry leather. Dry leather is one bum away from cracking. Work the Maguires into the stitching.

Do the leather shuffle to a fast Rock And Roll. Get one bum wiggling. Hokey Cokey also works.

The rear seat needs to come out to get at every thing. The bolts that hold the upright bit in place are finger tight on my car. The nuts have not fallen off in 27 years. The arm rest has no bolts because I lost them 1/4 UNF.


Why doesn't the arm rest have a cubbyhole. I wonder if the arm rest could be modified.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 08:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar.
That's a Phantom DHC.
It was a RROC NSW day at the Camden antiques fair where we were invited along.
It was a great day and good to chat with the locals that came to view and/or buy some antiques. It was a bonus that they could view some beautiful classic cars as well.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 09:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

And a good time was had by all.
Smashing photos.

I brought a book for 25p.

The Complete Works. The best 599 rRolls-Royce Stories.

By Mike Fox and Steve Smith.

ISBN 037 13364 9.

182 pages of RR porn.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2016 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sounds like a great book Robert.

Here are 2 more images.

Phantom V

Series 1 Cornish looking towards my SSI
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Randy Roberson
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Posted on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 - 01:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick is the Shadow Seychelles blue? Beautiful Car.
My '77 Wraith II lacks "smell" so I obtained some leather "smell" from Gliptone in the UK and it is very nice. this is the only thing I have found to provide a smell near that which is expected in a Rolls-Royce.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 - 07:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Randy,
Thanks for the comment.
Yes, it's Seychelles blue which is what she came out of the factory with.
As it was a barn find car, I can tell that much of the original paint is still there, but has had some roof paintwork and extending down the C pillar.Below is the front page from the build sheet.

That's a great idea about the leather smell.
And I bet, it brings a smile to your face every time you drive it.
What colour is the Wraith II Randy?
We don't seem to have much of that here in Australia, but I have seen the rear view mirror type of smelly tree that says "new car small" LOL
The RM Williams leather conditioner is a very subtle smell, but is very pleasing. My son (25) always smiles when he opens the door, takes a deep breath and jumps in the drivers seat. He drives the car to work quite often, which is good.
It's quite funny as he spends a day or 2 in the Shadow, and then dislikes the 2014 car he drives when he gets back into it. He loves the low speed torque, the higher and brighter seating position, and of course the extra light steering and superb brakes.
Funny that a 44 year old car has this effect on a young fellow.
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Carl Heydon
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 07:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, it may not be a good idea to publish you key code.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 08:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good Pick up Carl.
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David Gore
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 08:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Have deleted your original build sheet and edited the relevant codes from your build sheet as below:

build sheet
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 09:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks David,
I did post that on another thread as well in the Silver Shadow forum, maybe you could correct that as well?
Many thanks for this.
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David Gore
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 03:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Patrick,

I was aware of this and fixed it at the same time.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 03:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Dave,
Your a good man.

We would hate to see our pride and joys nicked!
Are you going to put up a pic of your car in the Silver Shadow car show going on at the moment in the SS Series threads?
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David Gore
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Posted on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 08:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Patrick,

Unfortunately DRH14434 is no longer in my care having been a casualty in a long and unfortunate Family Court property settlement 10 years ago.

The only photos I have are have been posted in the other thread as requested.
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John Beech
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Posted on Sunday, 06 November, 2016 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

rnoel (Robert Noel) wrote . . . "I had a P4 Rover 100. Red leather and red wilton with jute backing. The leather had discoloured and the carpets had turned dirty pink and white. I painted the leather and dyed the carpets. It looked smashing. The car was grey over black. It was a nice car. Hence Rolls Royce is a rich mans Rover. Or Rover is a poor mans Rolls Royce. The P5 is especially good."

I looked up (on Google) photos of a P4 Rover 100. Being in America means not knowing about some of the world's cars. To me a Rover is an imitation Honda seen in some episodes of Midsomer Murders. But now I better appreciate the marque's rich history. Especially the now obvious connection to Land Rover (my father had one of these in the early 60s and I have vivid memories of us going to a welding shop to attach an aluminum luggage rack before we went camping in the Panamint Valley).

Funny thing is I make two products, once called a P6 and the other slightly larger, the P7, but both are model helicopters, instead.
P6-out-of-bounds.png

Anyway, my point in writing isn't models but because you touch on the history of leather grading and coloring but then make a leap by telling us about resurrecting the seats and carpets of the P4 Rover 100 without so much as a picture - or even a brief description of products used. In light of your reputation as a font of knowledge, e.g. rubbing in leather conditioner with your hands instead of a duster, and the fact front seat cushions can be interchanged side-to-side to even the wear, I feel like we're being shortchanged. Please elaborate further!
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Sunday, 06 November, 2016 - 02:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I did the Rover P4 in the 1970s and I cant remember the name of the leather paint. however the dye used on the carpets was Dylon which is a cold water dye. I used the bath to dye the carpets. Dylon is still available.

since I wrote I have done my Jeeps leather, I used a patchouli oil ( spelling ) scented soap which blended well will the Maguires leather stuff. I use my jeep as a try it out tool because its not worth anything and messing the leather up doesn't matter.

I leave the polishing off dusters in the car for extra leather smell.

For the true original smell then only Connolly stuff is used.

Always remeber that leather is simply skin like human skin so any products used for cleaning human skin can be used to clean leather. Like skin leather should have moisture content so when cleaning dont worry about getting the leather wet ( not too wet though ). Toilet soap is ideal, washing up liquid is NOT good. For really dirty leather and carpets swarfega hand cleaner.

The Wilton carpets in RR cars is not pre shrunk, so if the carpets have never been cleaned ( unlikely ) then expect a small amount of shrinkage. Unlike leather carpets have to be bone dry to survive which in a car is difficult to maintain. So I recommend 20% wool synthetic Wilton carpeting. Which for a Shadow is about 300. Or 500 in 100% wool. Coverdale Carpets LTD. Another option is Marine carpeting.

After applying the leather stuff with my hands I like to wriggle around on the seats wearing a tee shirt and truck suit bottoms. This makes sure passengers dont get the stuff on their clothes.

Shoe polish works well on leather. Especaily black leather

Tap washer. recently my kitchen mixer tap started dripping a new washer was not available so I cut a few from an old pair of shoes the repair works well and has saved over a 100 for a new mixer tap.

leather is still used in engineering.
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Randy Roberson
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Posted on Sunday, 06 November, 2016 - 06:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I tried the Glyptone leather scent from the UK and like the smell. My '70 Shadow has great original bouquet but the '77 has none.
The Bible states that we forget the old ways at our peril, and I have found that true with machines as well as life. Leather is irreplacable for certain jobs.
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Jeff Cheng
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I have found that there's not a whole lot of difference between auto leather products; as long as your upholstery is in reasonable condition. I pick the one I like the smell of most.

Applying the chosen formula with the hands is the best method for getting into creases and applying pressure into the folds. Also saves 'wasting' it by letting it soak into a rag. I wear a pair of disposable plastic gloves so I can quickly rip them off if the phone rings.

Apply liberally and let it sit overnight. The dry bits are where the leather must have been dry and soaked it up. Reapply to these areas until it's all tacky after sitting a day or two. That's my test of how much it needs. Buff off excess with an old t-shirt.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 02:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

This car was on eBay a little while ago.
Not sure if my preferred leather & paint protectors (RM Williams leather softener & Mr Sheen) will save this paint or seats









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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

You will need to bog those cracks.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 12:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross,

Do you have a suitable mixing stick/branch that is compatible with leather bog?
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ross kowalski
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Patrick,

A stick, you must be mad.

Leather bog is best applied by a flake of exfoliating bespoke veneer from the dash.

or

Using a larger flake of rust from the floor.

Either will yield satisfactory results.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 01:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Nice,

Why didn't I think of that.

You are a true genius.

I was also thinking your invisible bog used on the jag, would probably work wonders on the trim.
I'm sure it would take the trained eye of a skilled leather worker to detect there has been any work carried out for sure!
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Michael Carr
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Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2016 - 08:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Came across this chap tonight- a true artisan.

Gratuitous Shadow pics on the site

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ByMontLuigi/photos/
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Patrick Ryan
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Not a bad result on some of those Michael.
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John Beech
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Based on this thread (specifically the advice of Robert Noel), I ordered a tub of Connolly Hide Care. Just arrived and I took a sniff and it doesn't smell 'anything' like leather. If anything, it reminds me the smell of Brasso cleaner for brass. No, not quite the same, but definitely reminiscent of that. Anyway, bare fingers and hands is how I'm going to do it . . . all I know if my hands better be soft and supple when I'm done, Robert!
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear John,
I use Gliptone products which i buy from your country and fly across half way around the planet to reach me here in Dubai.
try that - its cheap and good.
Omar
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2016 - 08:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

John,

Get an old leather shoe and give it a Connolly treatment and you should get the classic R-R leather interior fragrance.

It doesn't smell all that well in the container but applying it to leather and exposing it to the air should bring out the unique Connolly smell.

I use the Australian Oakwood leather products for everyday leather products with very good results however I did keep the Connolly product for the Corniche to preserve the characteristic RR fragrance.
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John Beech
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I've just done one front seat bottom whilst watching Sunday morning news. Used between 1/4 and a 1/3 of the 284 ml container of Connolly Hide Care product so I suspect I've been rather too liberal with the application.

284 ml Connolly Hide Care
- Connolly Hide Care

Anyway, I have another jar in reserve. Rather pricey stuff (~$30 a jar). Came with a sponge, which is tightly wrapped in microfiber cloth forming, in effect, a microfiber block. Used this and just stuffed it into a Ziplock bag to preserve the moisture of the product, which it's absorbed. Definitely too warm to do outside so I have to see what's involved in removing the rear seat back and cushion. I presume the front seat cushions must be done in situ, correct?

Sure hope this works. Meanwhile, I've noticed the leather is a bit dirty. Before proceeding I wonder if it wouldn't be smarter to use leather cleaner, then condition with the Connolly. Thoughts?
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Randy Roberson
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Beautiful color; same as my '70.
I think I have enough for this yr's treatment.
Not to start a discussion, but I bought a can of shoe polish,"neutral" is the color listed on the can, and I could not tell any difference between it and H.F.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Monday, 20 March, 2017 - 02:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear John,
Yes you must always clean the leather first using the cleaner that the same company supplies.
I have used that Connolly conditioner before. It is good - but you get a lot more bang for your buck using Gliptone leather care products. And you are lucky - they sell them in gallon containers in the USA.
I would switch to Gliptone - its good and readily available.
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Todd Keleske
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Posted on Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 10:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar, You've convinced me on Gliptone. Or perhaps I'll try Patrick's RM Williams. Will buy both & go from there. Thx Guy's !!! I've used Connolly's also, however not a fan.
Todd
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David Towers
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I used some Gliptone stuff on the drivers seat of my car this very day, it just soaked it up! So I put some more on... gone in seconds. I fear my car has sponges instead of leather!

It has gone away to have (yet bloody more) paintwork done so when it returns on Friday, I shall continue feeding the leather. It has become quite hard in recent months so about time!



Note: the paintwork is; two scuffs on the bumpers, one of which I did by battering the garage door frame while clumsily reversing, the other by careless use of an airline while in the garage for one of its (many) 'Spa' days, not by me. While it's in I am also having its one patch of the dreaded ferrous oxide repaired: tiny patch at the extreme end of the passenger side wheelarch actually about three bubbles, but it's getting cut out and new let in.
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John Beech
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I'm astonished a 1998 Bentley has rust damage with blistering paint, already. Lots of salt on the roads where you live?
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Posted on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 08:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I don't think quality control was all that wonderful at the end of production, but this rust (extremely minor to be honest and caused, I believe by the last painter who got water under the primer in this spot - it bubbled within a couple of days of being done where there were no bubbles before! Yes I did go back, no, I didn't get anywhere with him!) annoys me and needs to be eradicated asap! The chap I use now is extremely good (and of course, very expensive naturally!) and has done some very high quality work for me before, including spraying and fitting the new wing vents, so while I have faith in him, I am, as always, filled with fear and trepidation!

Also to be honest, my car was not particularly well looked after for a few years before I got her, maintenance and general care was lacking and several parts of the body DID require re-painting due to heat damage (bonnet) and the front wing due to a dent. I need things to be 'correct' and anything less, drives me insane! :-)

Note, levels of insanity in Bentley owners is different to levels in normal humans and by a huge factor! :-)
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John Beech
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Username: jbeech

Post Number: 321
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 07:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I remember well a paint job on one of my Datsun 240Z cars (I've had several and am quite car-queer for them) where the painter didn't have enough dryers and this same thing happened. Looked like a bad case of acne. In my case, he did the right thing and sanded the car down to the primer and resprayed. Turned out lovely.

As for being anal about things (everything 'needs' to be correct, else it bothers us to distraction), I rather suspect a survey would show many if not all of us on this forum suffer the malady to one degree or another. Like you, I have a serious case of the disease.
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Alan Dibley
Frequent User
Username: alsdibley

Post Number: 55
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 02:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Back to the title topic of this thread, my 'T' has some damage to the passenger-side door card where the leather has been 'dinged' by shutting the belt buckle in the door. Can these small depressions be removed? I've invested in Gliptone products and the results so far are so good I want to make them perfect (the rest of the car is NOT perfect, but....).

Any hints, please, anyone?

Alan D.

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