Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Giving leather a new lease of life

Vinny-Byrne-leather-may-16-copyWith the used car market now more competitive than ever, having a vehicle interior in pristine condition is now vital for that all important sale.

A simple valet will not be sufficient if leather or vinyl surfaces are scuffed or damaged, but there is a simple solution in the form of a bespoke leather and plastic paint mixing and matching service available from

Vinny Byrne can supply filled aerosol paints in absolutely any colour, using advanced coating technology from US coating specialist SEM. This is a highly flexible coating, not a dye that allows leather and plastic surfaces to be painted with a highly durable, fade resistant, finish that can give a new lease of life to seats, upholstery, headrests, steering wheel covers, dashboards and trim. The process is very quick and easy and can be viewed in a demonstration video in the Vinny Byrne TV section at

This paint can be purchased in-store or online and supplied in a convenient aerosol or for spraygun application.  Paints can be mixed to the customers exact colour requirements, matched to a sample or the vehicle interior, or provided in a huge range of RAL, BS381c and BS4800 standard colours.

The service is not only useful for preparing cars for sale, but also makes a great additional revenue stream for bodyshops. There is also a huge variety of possible applications outside of the automotive world, such as shoes, boots, bags and furniture.

For more information visit, or call into a Vinny Byrne branch.