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Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

(58 customer reviews & photos)

$16.00$70.00

Rust is red oxide or brick color for vinyl or leather upholstery.

Clear

Use this pigment-rich finish on aniline dyed, full-grain leather and vinyl upholstery to:

  • restore appearance;
  • condition, seal, and protect.

It applies easily with a sponge and will not alter the feel. It won’t peel or rub off onto clothing.

Each bottle comes with gloves and stir stick.

Before You Buy

Please read about dramatic color changes before undertaking one.

Rub ‘n Restore® products are not recommended for fabric, suede, nubuck or faux (bonded) leather. Learn more about material types or peeling bonded leather.

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58 reviews for Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Ashley Phillips
    September 14, 2021
    Amazing Difference
    Turned this sad couch into a beautiful new looking piece of furniture.
    Picture of full grain chair recolored with Rust RubnRestore
    Sun faded full grain aniline leather chair
    Picture of sun faded bleached aniline leather chair refinished with Rust color RubnRestore
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    Picture of full grain chair recolored with Rust RubnRestore
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    Milly
    September 7, 2021
    Thank you for an amazing product.
    crmm
    July 21, 2021
    My chair looks amazing!
    I had a red leather chair that I loved but the color was not working anymore with my decor. I wanted to buy a new Pottery Barn Chair in tan leather to...More
    I had a red leather chair that I loved but the color was not working anymore with my decor. I wanted to buy a new Pottery Barn Chair in tan leather to go with my cream sectional but it was over $3800! I order the rub N restore rust and it was quick, easy and the result are amazing. I highly recommend the product!
    Cynthia
    July 16, 2021
    Your product is great. So pleased with the results. Thank you
    Our recliner finally matches our sectional!
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    +5
    Anna H
    July 13, 2021
    Trust the Process!
    This stuff is AMAZING. Everyone who has witnessed the before and after of my furniture is amazed. My husband was absolutely shocked. The first coat al...More
    This stuff is AMAZING. Everyone who has witnessed the before and after of my furniture is amazed. My husband was absolutely shocked. The first coat almost gave me an anxiety attack because I didn’t know what to expect, but I trusted the process! One 16oz bottle was used for our large leather sectional (3 coats) and recliner (6 coats because it was originally darker than the sectional). It’s so nice to have matching furniture that looks brand new and really brightens up the room. And you cannot beat the price/quick shipping. I bought an extra bottle just in case one wasn’t enough, but I can’t wait to use it on other projects.
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    Bobbie Ziemer
    July 8, 2021
    I’m in LOVE!
    I am so excited to start trying this on other things! Soooooo impressed!
    Rick Nixon
    June 17, 2021
    Works well. Just needed few drops on my plush leather couch, since my dogs freshly administered flea repellent stripped the dye right off. This stuff ...More
    Works well. Just needed few drops on my plush leather couch, since my dogs freshly administered flea repellent stripped the dye right off. This stuff brought the color right back. Beware of wet K9 Advantix ll on leather!
    Covered cracks and made like new
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    Joe
    June 4, 2021
    Works as advertised
    Great product! Will be using again
    Picture of leather sofa restored with mix of Rust and Persimmon RubnRestore
    Mike
    May 26, 2021
    Mixing 4 parts Rust with 1 part Persimmon, per Lesandre's suggestion, was pretty close and I used the mottling technique, so the color blends into the...More
    Mixing 4 parts Rust with 1 part Persimmon, per Lesandre's suggestion, was pretty close and I used the mottling technique, so the color blends into the natural color variations in my sofa.

    Overall, I'm very satisfied in the restoration. It was easy and fun to experiment with the colors. Best of all I saved my sofa and it looks amazing.

    Thanks again!
    after
    Picture of scratched brown leather couch fixed with Rust RubnRestore and Clear Prep+Finish
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    PP
    May 24, 2021
    Loved your product!!! It came out beautifully
    Very happy.
    elands
    May 12, 2021
    Love the results!
    We have been trying for some time to decide between replacing our aging leather couches or restoring them. I came across the Rub n Restore web site wh...More
    We have been trying for some time to decide between replacing our aging leather couches or restoring them. I came across the Rub n Restore web site while I was looking up leather dyes. I read the reviews and looked at the pictures and that prompted me to give it a try and I'm glad I did.



    We were not sure which color would work best for our couches and I went ahead and ordered test samples with the 4 colors we thought might work.

    The colors on the computer look different from the actual colors and I really recommend them, it saved time and by allowing us to order the correct color and helped us decide on whether or not to use the finishing/sealer product to get the look we liked.



    I was able to refinish two full size couches in one day. I followed the instructions and cleaned the leather using rubbing alcohol. I took the smaller pieces and applied the dye in the garage. Since we were not changing colors, the dye covered in one application. by the time i was done with the six cushions, they were dry enough to apply the finish. It only took one coat of each product to achieve the desired result. I bought the largest bottles because I wanted to make sure I had enough to refinish both couches and in the end, I had about 1/4 of each bottle left over.



    I did the rest of the couch in our living room. I was afraid of strong fumes and opened up all the windows to allow for adequate ventilation. The smell was not that strong to me and it was pretty much gone by the next day.



    This product worked as advertised and I really recommend it. Our couches look very much like the ones already on the website of successful projects and I did not take any "before" pictures, so I am not posting any of my own.



    This product works and does what is advertised. I give it my strongest recommendation!
    After SUPERB😊
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    Iris Desilets
    April 8, 2021
    Extremely Satisfied!
    Excellent product , very easy to do and the finished product is AMAZING:)
    after 50-50 Rust-Cognac
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    PT
    April 3, 2021
    Amazing
    I've had these chairs for many years and as the ugly stains darkened with time, I was ready to get rid of them and replace them. But then I found Rub ...More
    I've had these chairs for many years and as the ugly stains darkened with time, I was ready to get rid of them and replace them. But then I found Rub 'N Restore - now they have been transformed and I love them! The process was so easy.  I used 1/2 Cognac and 1/2 Rust. It took 4 layers to hide the dark stained areas (I applied thin layers). Any questions I had were promptly answered too.  What a great product!!
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    Lawri
    March 31, 2021
    My daughter, who gave me the couch and recliner purchased them about 18 years ago and by the time I got them they had a weathered (worn out look). Onl...More
    My daughter, who gave me the couch and recliner purchased them about 18 years ago and by the time I got them they had a weathered (worn out look). Only took 2 people 2 hours.  Now they look brand spanking new.  Of course, they only had light use in her home for about 15 years.  I finally had to hire someone to do it....I cannot remember if I sent you photos before.
    After. Such a great update!
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    Michelle
    February 24, 2021
    Change is GOOD!
    This was a FUN pandemic project! I am SO happy with the results! These pieces are over 30 years old and now they have a whole new look. Excellent c...More
    This was a FUN pandemic project! I am SO happy with the results! These pieces are over 30 years old and now they have a whole new look. Excellent customer service, too. Thank you!
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    B Rasmussen
    February 9, 2021
    Great results
    I just finished redoing an old sofa with Cognac and Rust combination. It turned out great! Thank you
    Before
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    Rodrigo Vargas
    January 27, 2021
    Can't believe it works so good
    I'm amazed of how easy and fast it is and how good it looks, I wish I knew about this paint sooner I let do many pieces go because didn't like the co...More
    I'm amazed of how easy and fast it is and how good it looks, I wish I knew about this paint sooner I let do many pieces go because didn't like the color now I'll be looking for more leather pieces.
    after
    Picture of leather loveseat restored with RubnRestore Rust modified with a little Red Chili
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    HC
    January 27, 2021
    Another satisfied customer!Thanks for all your help and advice.
    The results were beyond my expectations!
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    +1
    christine kavanaugh
    January 25, 2021
    Fantastic!
    Perfection! This loveseat was a cheap looking flat black. NOW it's a rich looking caramel. Thanks!
    after mix of rust and cognac
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    Sue C
    January 19, 2021
    Thank you so much for the awesome service and product! I’m raving about your products to all my friends. I may do one more coat but we love the transf...More
    Thank you so much for the awesome service and product! I’m raving about your products to all my friends. I may do one more coat but we love the transformation. I'm going to order more for our hot tub cover.
    AMY ZHENG
    January 18, 2021
    Excellent product!
    I used the Rust color dye and it transformed my parents' 30 year old couch! So easy to apply. It leaves the leather feeling soft.. Excellent product. ...More
    I used the Rust color dye and it transformed my parents' 30 year old couch! So easy to apply. It leaves the leather feeling soft.. Excellent product. Highly recommend.
    Janice
    September 14, 2020
    I wanted to express my "over the top" results with how my leather sofa and love seat coloring.
    Excellent match with color and the coloring of the pie...More
    I wanted to express my "over the top" results with how my leather sofa and love seat coloring.

    Excellent match with color and the coloring of the pieces did not take very long.

    Thank you again.
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Tony w
    July 6, 2020
    Wonderful product
    It looks like a brand new couch!
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    +3
    Diana Alvarado
    June 25, 2020
    I ordered this color on sunday and received it by wed . Super fast shipping! I began painting my couch that same night. It has excellent coverage. An...More
    I ordered this color on sunday and received it by wed . Super fast shipping! I began painting my couch that same night. It has excellent coverage. And I had more than enough for two coats. I told the whole world about this paint! I cant wait to do more projects with it
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    Drusilla
    June 9, 2020
    Fantastic! Thank you!
    Before
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    Lois
    May 28, 2020
    Worked great!
    Used 3 thin applications of the 'rust' color on my couches. I purchased the clear Prep and Finish but did not use it, as I liked the result as it was...More
    Used 3 thin applications of the 'rust' color on my couches. I purchased the clear Prep and Finish but did not use it, as I liked the result as it was. It was very easy! Applied with a damp sponge only -- the product dries literally in minutes so the project goes fast and there is minimal mess. I am not usually a good 'do-it-yourselfer' but I was really, really pleased!
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    Pablo Berrios
    May 7, 2020
    Great Products
    This is a great product. It’s a perfect match to the original color. Very easy to apply and no chemical odor. This is the best product on the market a...More
    This is a great product. It’s a perfect match to the original color. Very easy to apply and no chemical odor. This is the best product on the market and the customer service is outstanding! Highly recommended, I would not use anything else.
    Photo contrasting discolored leather cushion and ottoman after Rust Rub n Restore
    Kim Hall
    April 20, 2020
    The Rust worked! 2 oz. restored most of the ottoman. I'm ordering more for the rest of the furniture.
    Before & after color restoration
    Before-after picture of leather couch restored with Rust Rub n Restore
    +7
    Jayne L
    March 13, 2020
    We are very happy with how our project went!! Everything was just as your information and videos said it would be!!
    We will definitely recommend your...More
    We are very happy with how our project went!! Everything was just as your information and videos said it would be!!

    We will definitely recommend your product to others!! A 16 oz. Rust and 16 oz. Clear did all this!
    The Original Couch
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
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    Lee Ann
    January 28, 2020
    What a wonderful product! We are thrilled with the results. We used rust, and it only took an hour. (We loved that you were a mother daughter compan...More
    What a wonderful product! We are thrilled with the results. We used rust, and it only took an hour. (We loved that you were a mother daughter company too -how sweet!)
    Joseph Knight
    January 27, 2020
    The reviews do not exaggerate on the finished product! The pictures do not lie. I ordered more than I needed, because I underestimated how well the p...More
    The reviews do not exaggerate on the finished product! The pictures do not lie. I ordered more than I needed, because I underestimated how well the product covers.
    Picture of leather sectional after repair and recoloring with rust color Rub n Restore
    +1
    Dixie Ussery
    January 10, 2020
    I wanted to share the finished product. It’s beautiful.
    Gary Baker
    December 5, 2019
    I noticed your ad on the internet and was impressed with the videos explaining how to restore leather sofas.  I was still little intimidated until I c...More
    I noticed your ad on the internet and was impressed with the videos explaining how to restore leather sofas.  I was still little intimidated until I called and discussed what was recommended to refinish my project.  After experimenting with Cognac and Rust colours, the best colour was produced by 50% rust and 50% the clear finishing sealer. As I had a sofa and a love seat to do I wasn’t sure I had enough rust in the 8 oz bottle, however I was able to finish with 2 coats on the both (there were some original spots that I lightly touched up).



    I can’t say enough about the feeling of comfort that I felt in dealing with your company, it felt as if I was dealing with friends and not some numbers. After establishing what we thought was needed it was delivered in a very short time.  Following the instructions it was easy to turn a faded sofa and love seat into  a set that will give years more service.  Thank you, I will certainly recommend your services to others.
    Georgina
    December 2, 2019
    Don't know what I would do without Rub & Restore. We touched up all our leather patio furniture and now they look like
    a million bucks. So easy...More
    Don't know what I would do without Rub & Restore. We touched up all our leather patio furniture and now they look like

    a million bucks. So easy to use and maintains color for a long time. Thank you for your prompt delivery too.
    First refinished chair on left; Second faded chair on right
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Eddie
    November 6, 2019
    I have a dinette set with four vinyl chairs that swivel and that are on casters ... very 1980-ish !! I was going to leave them behind when I moved sin...More
    I have a dinette set with four vinyl chairs that swivel and that are on casters ... very 1980-ish !! I was going to leave them behind when I moved since the chairs have faded in spots from being in the east window for so long. But since my grandkids seem to love these chairs, and I couldn't find anything like them in furniture stores, I decided to restore them !!



    I wrote CC/Lesandre telling them what I wanted to do; they wrote back and even talked to me over the phone, and eventually sold me the small amount I needed to get the job done; 2 oz. Rust dye, 2 oz. Cognac dye, and 4 oz. of Clear coat. This saved me lots of $ rather then if I had had to ask for a custom color, or bought 8 oz, bottles of each !! In fact to do the four chairs, I only used about 1/2 oz. total, so I got lots left.



    The tricky thing is the chairs had these random dark lines like an alligators skin (Lesandre called it a marbled-look), which I still wanted to show through, so I had to make a somewhat transparent glaze, by mixing the three products in the proper proportion. CC gave me advice on how to do this. So this review is more for their personal service than the Rust colored dye itself !! :-0
    Paige
    October 18, 2019
    Thank you soooo very much for your help!!! My leather purse was a disaster and Rub and Restore totally made it like new again! I love it!
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    Martina
    September 4, 2019
    Your product is amazing & delivery was fast. Tutorials were very helpful & to think i tried Furniture Clinic first.. you guys are the best! HA...More
    Your product is amazing & delivery was fast. Tutorials were very helpful & to think i tried Furniture Clinic first.. you guys are the best! HAPPY FREAKIN CUSTOMER!
    Jennie E.
    June 14, 2019
    I bought a set of used Lane leather furniture (we have an English Mastiff -- need I say more?). It's in good condition but the leather was starting to...More
    I bought a set of used Lane leather furniture (we have an English Mastiff -- need I say more?). It's in good condition but the leather was starting to look a little tired and scratched. I spent hours scouring the internet and came across the RNR videos. I decided to give it a try and just... wow. I've only refinished the ottoman so far but it literally looks new. I'm eager to get started on the couch and chair now. This product is super easy to use, is true to color and doesn't seem to require an MFA to produce a nice, consistent finish.
    Before and after photo of rust color used to restore a leather couch.
    Roger
    May 9, 2019
    By far one the best products I've ever bought. Easy to follow direction and applying is simple. Took me about an hour.
    Anonymous
    November 22, 2018
    Easto use, easy cleanup, desired results.
    Nick
    November 12, 2018
    Rust is a near perfect match for the original Jeep CJ nutmeg color. I used it for a pair of soft door uppers to match the rest of my interior and my s...More
    Rust is a near perfect match for the original Jeep CJ nutmeg color. I used it for a pair of soft door uppers to match the rest of my interior and my soft top. It's taken me a long time to find the right product, couldn't be happier!
    Hot tub cover recolored with Rub n Restore dye
    Mark, Two Rivers, WI
    September 2, 2018
    Bought a new spa cover 3 years ago for $450.00 from my spa outlet store and within a year it started to fade. After 3 years the top was dry and very f...More
    Bought a new spa cover 3 years ago for $450.00 from my spa outlet store and within a year it started to fade. After 3 years the top was dry and very faded and the stitching was coming apart. Came across your product on line last month and decided to give it a try. I cleaned and restitched the cover and applied 3 light coats of dye and three coats of top coat. The top looks new again for $50.00 worth of product and I still have enough to do another two coats in the future. I live in a Northern climate and would suggest doing this in the garage or basement for extended curing time. Thank you for a great affordable product and I will update you on its durability after the winter has passed.
    Anonymous
    August 10, 2018
    Turned out 18 year old Natuzzi leather into “like new” furniture- amazing!
    Debra S
    February 22, 2018
    I am just so thrilled that I found your product! I took a $45 chair that I found in a garage sale and turned it into a beautiful piece of furniture t...More
    I am just so thrilled that I found your product! I took a $45 chair that I found in a garage sale and turned it into a beautiful piece of furniture that now sits proudly in my home! Rub N Restore product was everything you claimed it would be: easy to use/apply, the color sample was perfect to restore back to its original state.
    Repaired rips and recolor of loveseat
    Carol
    September 19, 2017
    12 Year Old Semi-Aniline Leather Loveseat (expensive). 3 kids, 2 dogs, 4 grandkids. Beautiful again thanks to Rub 'n Restore!”
    Before and after photos of patio furniture colored with rust dye
    Liz, Wakefield, RI
    May 20, 2017
    I found your product when I was searching around for a paint to use on my hideously dirty and questionably hued patio furniture. I've worked with a lo...More
    I found your product when I was searching around for a paint to use on my hideously dirty and questionably hued patio furniture. I've worked with a lot of paints and stains and Rub and Restore was really easy to work with. I had two chairs and a settee cleaned and done in half a day, and applying the sealer only took me about an hour. I actually used much less stain than I thought I would. Pictures are worth a thousand words. I was working with Rust to cover a sickly pink vinyl that was stained with dirt.
    Anonymous
    March 6, 2017
    It really a great product
    Scott J
    January 30, 2017
    After sanding and dyeing my favorite leather chair & ottoman they look, and feel, like new. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! I had 2 ...More
    After sanding and dyeing my favorite leather chair & ottoman they look, and feel, like new. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! I had 2 different companies try and restore the look of my chair. Initially it looked fine but eventually cracked and looked like a mess within a short period of time. It took a little bit of time to sand and remove the “goop” that was left behind with previous attempts. Rub n Restore's dye went on very evenly and, again, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. So glad I found this!
    Anonymous
    January 16, 2017
    I mixed this with the cherry wood and it matched my couch perfectly!! Great service too
    Barb
    November 13, 2016
    I am so happy I found this product. I have had my leather set for over 10 years. Sun damage from skylights and glass patron doors had faded certain se...More
    I am so happy I found this product. I have had my leather set for over 10 years. Sun damage from skylights and glass patron doors had faded certain sections, and my big Labrador had left a scratch on one day of the cushions. I really started with you tube to see if there was a way to repair the scratch and then found multiple testimonials for this product. I chose the rust color since it matched the cushions and exposed areas the best even though the original color leaned to more of a cherry. I will include before and after pictures since I am so happy with the product. So easy to use and I could have mixed colors easily if wanted. I like the suggestions that you use less if you still want to have a bit of the variegated natural color. I way over bought because I was afraid I would run out of product. Rub n restore was fantastic about returning both the extra run n restore as well as extra cleaning product. I only needed one 16 ounce bottle of each. The clear prep and finish made it look like new! I also used them super glue trick for the scratch, and only I can notice the repair!
    Rust color used to dye a leather chair before and after photos
    Leighann, Tehachapi, CA
    February 22, 2016
    This stuff is amazing!!! I used the rust color and am in love!
    Jeanie
    August 31, 2015
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! I have a small sofa/love seat set that is12 years old. I was ready to kick it to the curb. I actually offered it to m...More
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! I have a small sofa/love seat set that is12 years old. I was ready to kick it to the curb. I actually offered it to my youngest daughter who is in college and her response "no thank you Mom.!" I just sent her a photo of the sofa after refinishing it with Rub N Restore and her response was "please save it for me Mom." Your product is flipping amazing! I am actually adding two new pieces to the set. I had my husband drag out two old office chairs that have been in my garage for 10 years and I'm refinishing them with Rub N Restore! Thank you for this truly amazing product!
    Guy, Shirley British Columbia, Canada
    April 27, 2015
    This company and it’s product deserve the highest possible rating for customer satisfaction. The customer service is excellent. The product is so easy...More
    This company and it’s product deserve the highest possible rating for customer satisfaction. The customer service is excellent. The product is so easy to use that you simply cannot make a mistake. The finished result is absolutely first class and would be be proudly and prominently displayed in any home or business. Trust Rub ’n Restore to revive and refinish your leather furniture beyond your expectations and do not bother to shop any where else.



    I sent a sample to the company for a custom color. My furniture was so badly faded that even a custom color matched to the original would have required dyeing the whole chair. They analyzed the sample and recommended a mixture of Rust and Cherrywood and include a free empty bottle for easy mixing.



    Sherise
    December 12, 2014
    I babysitted my uncles dog and she ran up and down my leather furniture, this fixed all the scratches and damage to my couch. Quick dry time and ease ...More
    I babysitted my uncles dog and she ran up and down my leather furniture, this fixed all the scratches and damage to my couch. Quick dry time and ease of use. It doesn't even look like my couch was ever damaged. Very happy!
    Scott
    November 16, 2014
    REFUND ISSUED. SEAT WORE WELL BUT STAINED SHORTS.
    I requested samples to change the color of a black vinyl bicycle seat. Received the dye this aftern...More
    REFUND ISSUED. SEAT WORE WELL BUT STAINED SHORTS.

    I requested samples to change the color of a black vinyl bicycle seat. Received the dye this afternoon and just finished 6 coats of it.  I am amazed at how well this went.  I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive.  The first coat went on really well, and after that it was really just touching things up.  The only difficult part was getting the hole in the middle of the seat, but I attribute that more to the sponge in that you apply on one side and wipe off with the other (my solution, put the dye on the edge and jam it in the hole). 



    I can easily give the product 5 stars as the color matched the sample provided in the mail, went on very easily, and changed the color without any issues. The only caveat I have is I’m anxiously waiting to see how well it wears. To be honest, it really isn’t a reflection on the product, its just I’m using it in an application that’s outside what its typically used for, one that will receive a lot of aggressive wear. Also, I can imagine nice patina effect, and depending on the pattern might add some more character.
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