Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Leather dye transfer question

    I did a warm damp cloth wipe down with water on a 2018 Dodge Durango leather seats. Less than a year owned.

    The cloth was the same color as the seats. Is it normal for the dye to come off?

    Will this eventually stop as the leather ages or a manufacturer defect?

  2. #2
    Mike The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Posts
    2,933
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    What color is the leather?
    Competition Ready Team 1929 Bentley
    1999 Silvermist Metallic Pontiac Grand Prix GT
    2002 Arctic White Chevy Camaro SS

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    What color is the leather?

    It`s deep red/ maroon.

    Does certain color leather bleed off more than other?

  4. #4
    dansautodetailing.com Stokdgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NorCal.. Avatar = Swan Lake, Hallstatt, Austria
    Posts
    4,439
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    I have cleaned a lot of leather and never had any color come off.. I have never heard of leather bleed off either.. It is never normal for the color to come off.. Perhaps the leather on the Durango you have was painted recently,, would want to know why.... Was it to change the color, or to repair damage, etc...
    Dan F
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  5. #5
    Mike The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Posts
    2,933
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by carnage View Post
    It`s deep red/ maroon.

    Does certain color leather bleed off more than other?
    I was asking to see what color you were seeing on the towel.

    If you are indeed pulling the red color then perhaps the leather was repaired and/or re-dyed at some point.
    Competition Ready Team 1929 Bentley
    1999 Silvermist Metallic Pontiac Grand Prix GT
    2002 Arctic White Chevy Camaro SS
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    The SUV was bought new with less than 5 miles. Unless something happens when someone took it on a test drive.

    I`m going to try the rest of the seats to see if I get the red color on the cloth. I stop cleaning when I saw the color coming off, with the driver side seat.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Over the weekend I tried the rest of the seats. All had the color transfer to the microfiber cloth when I wipe the seats with a damp cloth, even the the 3rd row.

    I`m going to call the dealership where the SUV was bought to see what they have to say.

    Thanks everyone for the replies, been helpful.

  8. #8
    Rasky's Auto Detailing RaskyR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Posts
    4,979
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    That`s very odd just using a damp cloth. If it had a solvent on it I could understand or if you were using a magic eraser, lol.
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  9. #9
    DaveT435's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Arlington Texas
    Posts
    466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    You said the cloth is the same color as the seats, are you sure it’s dye transfer? It could just be a treatment they put on the leather that is changing the appearance of the cloth. I would try with a white cloth, that should show a lot better exactly what is coming off.
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    I ask the dealership about the leather color coming off. There reply was it`s normal. It will stop as the leather gets older.

    From the rain we had the past 2 days. When are pants get wet the red leather dye will transfer onto are pants, jeans.

  11. #11
    jfelbab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    FL, USA
    Posts
    1,490
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Better not wear anything that will pick up that leather dye. I don`t believe this is normal and would check his answer with corporate. They can`t expect you to sit on these seats and wind up with stained clothing. Take a damp towel to the dealership and wipe the seats on another vehicle with similar red leather and see if he is being honest.


    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...otos/MR2jf.jpg
    Likes Stokdgs liked this post
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  12. #12
    dansautodetailing.com Stokdgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NorCal.. Avatar = Swan Lake, Hallstatt, Austria
    Posts
    4,439
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by carnage View Post
    I ask the dealership about the leather color coming off. There reply was it`s normal. It will stop as the leather gets older.

    From the rain we had the past 2 days. When are pants get wet the red leather dye will transfer onto are pants, jeans.
    ""There reply was it`s normal. It will stop as the leather gets older"". This is totally Unacceptable !

    In the 60+ years, I have been around vehicles cleaning vehicles, etc., l I have NEVER seen this, and even then it would have never been acceptable..

    Normally, some leathers will get stained usually by bluejeans, but never ever, the other way around.
    .
    I would take the vehicle back ..
    Dan F
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by jfelbab View Post
    Better not wear anything that will pick up that leather dye. I don`t believe this is normal and would check his answer with corporate. They can`t expect you to sit on these seats and wind up with stained clothing. Take a damp towel to the dealership and wipe the seats on another vehicle with similar red leather and see if he is being honest.
    I was thinking the same thing. Calling corporate, see what they have to say.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    ""There reply was it`s normal. It will stop as the leather gets older"". This is totally Unacceptable !

    In the 60+ years, I have been around vehicles cleaning vehicles, etc., l I have NEVER seen this, and even then it would have never been acceptable..

    Normally, some leathers will get stained usually by bluejeans, but never ever, the other way around.
    .
    I would take the vehicle back ..
    Dan F
    There is blue jeans dye transfer on the leather. This is why I used a damp cloth to see what is coming off, dirt, blue jeans dye, etc. A white microfiber shows the red leather dye.

    Doing laundry I would see the leather dye on pants. More so on rainy days.

    How can I tell if there a treatment or something that was put on the leather? As DaveT435 mentioned.

  15. #15
    dansautodetailing.com Stokdgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NorCal.. Avatar = Swan Lake, Hallstatt, Austria
    Posts
    4,439
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leather dye transfer question

    Quote Originally Posted by carnage View Post
    There is blue jeans dye transfer on the leather. This is why I used a damp cloth to see what is coming off, dirt, blue jeans dye, etc. A white microfiber shows the red leather dye.

    Doing laundry I would see the leather dye on pants. More so on rainy days.

    How can I tell if there a treatment or something that was put on the leather? As DaveT435 mentioned.
    Carnage -
    Think for a moment of all the numerous vehicles you sat in, your family sat in, all your neighbors, sat in, and how many times/people ever said, "Hey, I got out of my car, and all the leather seat color is on my pants!!! I am positive the number of people who ever said that to you, or what you have experienced in all these decades of life, is limited to probably just this vehicle..

    This is because the leather used in all vehicles is dyed and coated by the people who actually acquire the leather, tan the hides, condition the leather, dye and coat the leather for the car manufacturers who specify the colors, and then the hides go to the people who cut them and possibly assemble the seats for the vehicles..

    What you have in this vehicle is leather that was sprayed the color after the fact for whatever reason, and now the color is coming off, because it was not -Dyed- into the leather after the hide tanning, etc., process...

    I bet if you go over to any lot that sells that vehicle and wipe it with a towel exactly as you did on this one, it will not be coming off on the towel..
    If it indeed Does come off on the towel, this would to me, represent a huge mistake by the people who made and sold that vehicle and I can only imagine how many take-backs they are dealing with, and the people who took them to court over this..

    Again, this i just me, and not even all the great people on just this site, I have Detailed and cleaned with leather cleaners made for leather only, used steam through a white towel, etc., hundreds of vehicles, and never, seen anything come off that white towel but brown, grime, dirt, etc., from the top of the leather surfaces, on the worst cases... Never any color..

    Good luck with this..
    Dan F
    Thanks carnage thanked for this post

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 4 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 4 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Leather Dye Transfer Issue
    By Greg Nichols in forum Car Detailing
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-21-2010, 06:17 AM
  2. Blue Jeans transfer to Beige Leather!
    By JSFM35X in forum Car Detailing
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-16-2010, 06:48 AM
  3. Color transfer from belt to leather seat
    By AMDin93103 in forum Professional Detailer General Discussion
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 08-09-2005, 08:01 PM
  4. Color transfer on dyed leather seats
    By Upscale Detail in forum Professional Detailer General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-20-2005, 07:50 AM
  5. Leather Dye transfer
    By imported_turbomangt in forum Car Detailing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-22-2003, 07:29 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •