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Old 3rd August 2010
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I've got a couple of Saab leather seats I want to restore, so I figured lounge was best for this question. I found this website, LeatherWorldTech and I'm not sure which color my seats are! I selected Saab as the option, but I'm not sure which color to pick! For example, I want the color of the stock NG900\9K color. It's a tanish beige color. Does anyone know which color this would be?
Also, my seats are VERY dried and cracked, but there are no tears at all. does this kit look like it will handle the job? Does anoyone have any experience with it? What are some other products out there?
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Try Gliptone (a UK product). My old Chrysler had cardboard like leather seats and it restored it to almost brand new pliability.

It also the only product that smells like and will make your leather smell like proper leather.
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Try Gliptone (a UK product). My old Chrysler had cardboard like leather seats and it restored it to almost brand new pliability.

It also the only product that smells like and will make your leather smell like proper leather.
I second that opinion - it's the best leather cleaner/conditioner I have ever used, I have tried many over the years (Autoglym, Meguires etc). Gliptone only available directly from supplier though, but worth the wait!

http://www.liquidleather.com/
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You can also buy it from ebay.co.uk
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I've got a couple of Saab leather seats I want to restore, so I figured lounge was best for this question. I found this website, LeatherWorldTech and I'm not sure which color my seats are! I selected Saab as the option, but I'm not sure which color to pick! For example, I want the color of the stock NG900\9K color. It's a tanish beige color. Does anyone know which color this would be?
Also, my seats are VERY dried and cracked, but there are no tears at all. does this kit look like it will handle the job? Does anoyone have any experience with it? What are some other products out there?
Thanks guys,
Tom
I have used the exact dyes you are talking about. Once in a 1989 Edwardian Grey Turbo vert and once in a 1995 Turbo vert. The beige you are getting from Leatherworld Tech is for classic 900's and will NOT match the NG 900 series and on. Regardless, age, wear and sun will have modified the original color and you would not get a particularly close match anyway. I elected to change colors. This is what I did.
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Try Gliptone (a UK product). My old Chrysler had cardboard like leather seats and it restored it to almost brand new pliability.

It also the only product that smells like and will make your leather smell like proper leather.
My seats are starting to look worn; especially after that lovely road trip we took. I'm going to use Gliptone to see how well it works. From what I read on the reviews, it's a great product. Thanks for the tip!
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