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hdasmith
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Jean Bleed

Post by hdasmith » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am

Not sure if anyone will have a car with light enough seats, or time to see yet, but talking to the sales team for Volvo at the Great Yorkshire Show yesterday, I mentioned I’ve got one on order with an Amber interior. One thing that was mentioned was that jeans, especially indigo ones, can bleed into the leather, and should sit on a towel until after the first few washes.

Does anyone have any experience of that? It didn’t happen on my old Golf with a very similar colour interior. Apparently it’s the choice of a soft nappa leather in the Inscription models.
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David56
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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by David56 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:10 am

Easy answer, just don't wear jeans....wear PVC or rubber trousers like me!
(Did I say that out loud!!)
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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by hdasmith » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:21 am

David56 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:10 am
Easy answer, just don't wear jeans....wear PVC or rubber trousers like me!
(Did I say that out loud!!)
:lol: Thanks David, now just need to find a shop that would sell such things. I don't think I've seen them in Crew!

I'll just have to live in chinos for the time I've got the car I guess.
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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by Mogbat975 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 pm

I can only imagine it's similar to sofas. I was told the same when we had our leather amber coloured sofa from Sociology. Don't sit on it with new jeans as the dye in the jeans can stain.


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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by Morten » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 am

I did have this problem in my old V60, and is one of the reasons I went for black seats on the XC40.

You can remove some of it with the Volvo leather cleaning kit.

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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by hdasmith » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:42 am

Morten wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 am
I did have this problem in my old V60, and is one of the reasons I went for black seats on the XC40.

You can remove some of it with the Volvo leather cleaning kit.

Br Morten
Thanks Morten, I might have to get some to have at hand should it happen.
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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by q3billy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:46 am

hdasmith wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am
Not sure if anyone will have a car with light enough seats, or time to see yet, but talking to the sales team for Volvo at the Great Yorkshire Show yesterday, I mentioned I’ve got one on order with an Amber interior. One thing that was mentioned was that jeans, especially indigo ones, can bleed into the leather, and should sit on a towel until after the first few washes.

Does anyone have any experience of that? It didn’t happen on my old Golf with a very similar colour interior. Apparently it’s the choice of a soft nappa leather in the Inscription models.
I had cream leather in my last car, a Focus Convertible... Even with the sun beating down on them all day the ink from the jeans never bled onto the seats and I wear jeans a lot of the time. Then again, it never cracked, never stretched, never tore even after 170,000 miles so maybe Ford just used really good materials for their seats.
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Re: Jean Bleed

Post by hdasmith » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 pm

q3billy wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:46 am
I had cream leather in my last car, a Focus Convertible... Even with the sun beating down on them all day the ink from the jeans never bled onto the seats and I wear jeans a lot of the time. Then again, it never cracked, never stretched, never tore even after 170,000 miles so maybe Ford just used really good materials for their seats.
Thanks q3billy, I didn't ever have problems with my old Golf with tan leather. I'm hoping this is just them being cautious.
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