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Depending on the type of dye transfer and how long it’s been on your leather will depend on how easy this is to remove, Start off by using the leather cleaner gently rubbing over the area to help remove the dye transfer, you may need to go to ink and stain remover after this to help break down the dye transfer rub over the surface gently to remove the dye, checking the surface with your fingertips if this feels sticky/tacky dry the surface and wait for a while and then start again, if colour loss starts to appear, stop and dry and then start again, keep repeating these processes until the dye has been removed fully. Then protect with the protector cream to seal the surface back over, it would be advised to apply a clear coat lacquer if colour has been released onto your cloth while cleaning.
With any form of head grease, recolouring is going to required after this process has been carried out, as the gel degreaser will remove the colour, apply the gel degreaser to the surface and once dried it will go a greeny brown colour where grease has been extracted, once this is done vacuum off the gel degreaser and this will also help extract the grease from the leather, you may need to repeat this process again, once there is no change in colour to the gel degreaser you know all grease has been extracted. If you have aniline leather you can then wipe over with alcohol cleaner and then apply your Colour Enhancer, for coated/painted leather wipe over with alcohol cleaner and then repair this area with the paint from the colour repair kit.
Products required For Coated/Painted Leather
Products required For Aniline Leather
With all types of leather items, prevention is better than cure, every three months keep your leather protected with the protection cream and clean as often as you wish, its advised to clean every month to avoid dirt and grime build up, you can use the detailer spray its an all in one product.