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Teresa Lang

Hello Brennon!

Once the water-based dye is completely dry you can lightly sand it with high grit to knock of the rough feeling and give the leather a smooth finish!

If the scratches are gone there should be no need for more air-dry fillers. Just sand your final layer of dye with a high-grit sandpaper (such as 800 or 1000) until it feels smooth again, then wipe away the sanding dust with a damp microfiber towel or with silicone remover on a lint free towel (do not rub to hard since you do not want to remove the layers of dye already sprayed). When you apply more dye or a top coat make sure it is not going on to dry since that might give you a rough coat again. Once finished you can still taper off rough spots by very lightly sanding those spots with high grit sandpaper… You can also use a leather conditioner, such as the RX-Vinyl Conditioner after you’re satisfied with the smoothness of the repaired area to give the surface a nice even sheen!

If you’re working in the cold make sure your surface is warm prior to applying any product at all.