Connolly Bros Vintage Leather Restoration Advice

In the history file of Adam’s Jaguar E-Type is this original leaflet from CONNOLLY BROS advising on how to restore leather.

Things were so much simpler back then!

 

 

 


 

CONNOLLY BROS
(CURRIERS) LIMITED
39/43. CHARLTON STREET, EUSTON ROAD
LONDON, NW1 1JE

RESTORATION

If the surface of the leather has been scratched or abrased the affected parts should be treated with coloured lacquer.  In some cases, it suffices to ‘touch in’ the damaged parts with the lacquer, which can be applied by a suitable brush or swab.  If it becomes necessary to tread the entire surface of a seat with the coloured lacquer, the directions are as follows:

Having made sure that the leather is throroughly dry (after washing) – 

STIR THE LACQUER WELL BEFORE USING.

Pour a small quantity int a shallow container and , dipping a swab of stockinette into the lacquer, apply evenly and sparingly to the leather.  If necessary a further coat can be applied after the first has dried.

A second coat can be applied by spray for a more even finish.

Carry out the above renovation in a warm dry shop, or in warm weather – this will prevent blushing.

 


Now if leather restoration was really that easy – things used to be so much simpler back then :-)

 


Emma Jones

EMMA JONES

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