When I got this one in, the leatherette was dull and marred by the owner's initials on the front panel and the top under the handle. They were vague, but they were there. I tried my normal trick with black leather dye, but it did not cover it. Then I remembered Bill's recommendation to use Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric Spray. I found a can on the shelf that I had used on the interior of one of my Alfa Romeos, so I tried it on the 31C. It worked like a charm! It covered the initials and gave the box a new look.