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It's a 2006 RR with the tan seats. She got it 3 months ago and we noticed the driver seat keeps getting black streaks in it. Nothing we are wearing has black in it. I am think the dealer that sold it did some kind of coloring of the seat to hide imperfections. Does this sound logical? If so how do we fix it? Can you have the leather replaced or do you need to buy the whole seat? The black seems to wipe off but comes right back.
 

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If the leather was really worn for some reason they could have used a leather dye on it as you've already guessed. You can buy just the seat covers, they are a real PITA to swap over and I would suggest getting an expert (auto interior expert) to swap them as the leather needs to be streached into the clips etc.

I've seen the new covers on ebay, I've been looking for cream/ivory oxford leather for ages but not found anything yet...

Out of interest have you tried just giving the leather a really good clean and feed? I use saddle soap and a stiff brush, then a day later I use Connoly Hide Food, there is a massive difference in the colour:

After doing the left part of the seat...
 

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I use leatherique products on my Aston and will do the Rover in the spring. Speak with Chrysti and she generally can solve most of your problems.
 

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streaks - is it just dirt getting into the creases in the leather so it makes the leather look like its got 'veins' - if so a clean with a cleaner of your choice (I used a foaming fabric spray to 'lift' out the dirt then feed it with neatsfoot oil did the whole car interior in 1 day inc door cards and carpets as well as leather seats).

Sure it's not mould? - doesn't sound like it from your description as this would show as black spots not streaks,,,
 

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I am not really sure what it is. I don't think it is dirt. I cleaned it and it come back right away. I am going to try some leather cleaner and conditioner to see if that helps. Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate it.

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streaks - is it just dirt getting into the creases in the leather so it makes the leather look like its got 'veins' - if so a clean with a cleaner of your choice (I used a foaming fabric spray to 'lift' out the dirt then feed it with neatsfoot oil did the whole car interior in 1 day inc door cards and carpets as well as leather seats).

Sure it's not mould? - doesn't sound like it from your description as this would show as black spots not streaks,,,
 

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The best thing to get tuff dirt out of the leather is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You don't rub hard at all, it won't damage the leather but it takes the dirt right out. I use it on my mercedes all the time since it has the oyster leather. Then just leather conditioner when you are done cleaning.
 
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