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I have read various comments that pale coloured leather can stain particularly from blue jeans.As an adolescent pensioner I wear blue jeans quite often. As a lover of all things beautiful I have ordered my Evoque with "Couture" interior (ivory leather).

Does anyone know if I should be worried ? Should I protect the leather with any special product ? Obviously I don't want to put seat covers on and hide the beautiful interior. I do have a set of waterproof covers which I bought years ago for a Discovery 1 which I have used on a Disco 3 and my current Freelander when I am particularly dirty or wet and expect to use them in the same way in my Evoque.

By the way don't suggest that I change the spec - I heard that mine came off the line just before Christmas.

Prestige 5 door SD4 Auto, Fuji, Couture, 20" Style 6 wheels, Dynamic suspension, Tow bar, Spare wheel, Front parking sensors, Dipping mirror, Air con outlets in rear.

Thanks for your thoughts, Graham
 

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Cream seats in the Lexus rx without coating went blue quickly, it did come off when treated. Same colour seat in my Lexus is but with coating and never a stain. The rre has verve seats so no issues but I did protect the seats and would do so again.
 

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Graham,


sorry about the delay, it was the leather care protection that came with the Lexus, I assume very similar to the LR product. To be honest I would have thought any valeter would be able to offer a product similar to this.
 

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Hi Graham - I currently have an Audi withivory leather seats, and they do show the dirt, and staining from blue jeans. Used Audi's own product to keep them clean (came with the car). I would expect any good make will do the job well e.g. Auto-Glym, and will be much cheaper than getting dealers own re-badged products. My only advice would be to keep treating, cleaning and re-treating, its easy to get out of the habit and after a while thedirt and stainingseems to become fixed!
This was a reason for me going for black leather in the RRE...
 

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just a note to add to the thread about staining of pale leather seats by blue jeans. I saw an evoque at the Royal Welsh Show last summer, with ivory leather seats. It was the last day of the show, and the car had been sat in by different punters every 30 seconds for 4 days, from dawn to dusk. The seats looked AWFUL. Shame on the Land Rover representatives for allowing the seats to get into this condition without cleaning them, and for choosing this colour leather to display in such a situation. It certainly put me off choosing ivory leather in my RRE, even though I love the beige leather in my current car.
 

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I have cirrus interior and even with muddy rugby boots the seats come up clean every time (been driving mine for 4 months now and feel like I've given it enough of a battering to comment!)
 

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I agree with Tootsie. My recently 6 year old Merc had light cream seats, and only in the last couple of months did I think the leather needed a professional clean. I had used a supermarket leather cleaner until then. I think the secret is cleaning the leather as soon as it needs to be done, rather than leaving it to build up.
 

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Guys I got pursuit -ivory and grey. I have a black polyester jacket that has literally died the seat. Gutted. Car is only 7 weeks but with 7k miles, did not wear the jacket all the time either. Took it back to dealer and they have referred it to JLR. They tried to clean it. Won't come off. Seat ruined. Hope JLR come up with something. Never going for light seats again. First car ever had with light seats. Picture on twitter.
 

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Easy staining of light colored seats a disappointment.

Any word on stain resistance ofTan/Ivory/Espresso Oxford with Ivory Contrast?


Interior color guide here:


http://www.roverguide.com/7378/2012-range-rover-evoque-interior-color-choices/
 

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I have the blue problem in my rr sport, but iv found the answer...........I always take my pants off before I get in ;)
 

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^I just don't wear polyester.


And neither do my friends. I check (or will check from now on) - if you're wearing polyester, you're out!


All joking aside, did you go for the protection option (it's probably not called that) whereby they do some sort of ceramic coat on the exterior and scotch guard the interior? Guaranteed for 5 years?


Doesn't stop the car from getting dirty, but saves you from having to wax it after you've washed it. Not sure about the interior, but as far as I can tell, no cleaning has been required as of yet that involves anything more than shaking out the floor mats or running them under a tap. No stains here, and I have a very creamy interior.
 

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hi

i am in the process of getting transpersnt high quqlity covers for mine see post transparent covers, just getting costs from the specialist will update as soon as i have costs the specialist said the more i get ordered the cheaper they will be might be worth thinking about i hav got Prestige 5 door SD4 Auto, lux pack with cream oxford leather
 

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I also have this problem on my sport but find that the tubs of leather cleaner / conditioner wipes from Halfords keep it looking like new. Old Sport was Cream current is Tan although the blue staining is less noticeable on the Tan. Evoque interior is Pimento but it's been treated with AGlaze so we'll report on if it helps keep the staining at bay...
 

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Success!! Take a bow Guy Salmon Stockport. Took car in couple of weeks ago, showed them ruined seat. Escalated to JLR and gave agreed to replace. Top customer service. Well done guys - pardon the pun!
 
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