So last year my S60R was written off so I got Myself a V70R. Magic Blue on Atacama. The previous owner did not take care of the leather and the Atacama seems to be very sensitive to damage, water stains etc. After some research I decided to contact Leatherique to see what could be done. Origonally I had intended to just "clean" the leather to see if i could get the marks off. No such luck. For those looking to freshen thier interior this is a great solution. I'll post some pics to show the progress so far. The seats were pretty bad. Way worse then the bit of wear on my Nordkap seats. The staining doesnt show up in the pics all that well.
1) Disconnect the battery. Have the seat up and at 80 degrees first. Remove the seats and all components There are four bolts under the covers. Start there.
2) Release the seatbelt by depressing the tab
3) Dont touch the button below the seatbelt tab. Its the impact sensor for the SIPS bag. Undo the screw for the PSM OR DSM
4) Remove the headrest by pressing where shown on BOTH sides. Pull the headrest up and off
5) Unscrew the seat connector. VIDA suggests cutting ties and multipe plugs. No need for this. Vacuum under the seat. Despite a good cleaning whn i got the car, it amazing what lives below the seat!
6) Sand the seat with prepping agent. Some will suggest that full dye removal is necessarry. It isnt. Just need to give a good scuff to get the new dye to bond.
I'm on dye coat number 3 right now. Post pics once im all done for those interested to see the difference old vs. new. The match inst perfect, but its extremely close. Once everythning is all done it will be impossible to tell the difference. Mine has been a bit slower as the car has booster seats which require more dissmbely and finesse work to dye.