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B4 Back Seat Fading Colour

After years of use under the strong Mediterranen sun, the passenger seat on my Brutale B4 is fading its original red colour. Any ideas of how could I recover the colour, other than replacing the upholstery material ?
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Check with auto upholstery shops. Maybe get it recovered, or perhaps refresh the dye??

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As its a sort of plastic, dying it is not likely to be an option. Painting? Sounds no good. No idea
Thanks anyhow
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If you go to an auto upholstery inquire about Marine Grade vinyl. It tends to be rated for UV and moisture resistant but isn't necessarily better than standard vinyl other than those added features. I've recently been looking into this for my B4 (orange fades as well).

"Dye" wise the only one I found was Varikote. In the end, getting new vinyl seems the best way forward. Varikote might not make sense economically.

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I use a shoe cream for leather shoes that I found in a major shoe retailer. There is a variety (in UK at least) of red shades. I went a couple of shades darker and it keeps my F4 pillion seat pristine.
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I use a shoe cream for leather shoes that I found in a major shoe retailer. There is a variety (in UK at least) of red shades. I went a couple of shades darker and it keeps my F4 pillion seat pristine.
Looks great. Thanks Nigel
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