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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Jamie N » Fri 21.08.2015, 09:46

Rambo wrote:PS I quite like the purple and cream leather combination but agree with the Ripster, it can look very tatty once creased and dirty so keep cleaning and adding a good quality leather polish ;-)


Ah but there is an easy solution, just dont sit in it with minky clothes :-D .

Actually there is also a an effective treatment for the dreaded black creases that works astoundingly well, get a paint touch up from a car that is a similar colour to your seats, Peugeot 207 CC has a hearing aid beige which ive found is pretty much spot on, and the brush is just a very fine wisp which allows you to fill the crease only, done carefully with a steady hand can yield a great transformation. :wink:
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby rip » Fri 21.08.2015, 12:32

Rambo wrote:Have you taken up Dico's baton Rip ?? :lol: :lol:

Oi! I resemble that remark. :lol:
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Kathryn » Fri 21.08.2015, 19:14

I know what you mean about the creases and the piping gets quite grubby but cleans up nicely. I'd quite like purple piping when I get them re-upholstered (not yet, they're not too bad at the moment), the other Palacio at Brands had it. Talking of which, overall I think my car is in better condition! :D
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Ian T » Sat 22.08.2015, 20:45

Kathryn wrote:Talking of which, overall I think my car is in better condition! :D


I'd quietly agree. :)
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby tigerdog » Sun 23.08.2015, 16:21

For what it's worth, I've had great luck with leather cleaners and preservatives from our local equestrian shop. People spend more on saddles that we've paid for our Elans, so something good must be available. As for me, I use a Belvoir leather cleaner and "leather balsam" conditioner.
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Kathryn » Sun 01.05.2016, 19:50

Quick wash and Aqua Wax this afternoon. Only took a couple of hours but I think she scrubs up nicely.


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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 01.05.2016, 20:17

Very smart. It would have looked really good at Duxford.
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Kathryn » Mon 02.05.2016, 00:28

lotusflasherman wrote:Very smart. It would have looked really good at Duxford.

But by the time I'd have got there everyone else would've been leaving! Maybe next year.
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Rambo » Mon 02.05.2016, 08:06

Looks like Kathryn scrubs up very nicely indeed :wink:
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Kathryn » Mon 02.05.2016, 16:06

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby tigerdog » Sun 15.05.2016, 19:32

Looks wonderful! :clap:
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