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Old 05-05-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Leater protector?

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I want to protector my leather interior and am wondering what is the safest and best product?

EDIT: yes I made a typo in the title lol


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I use Megiurs and it works pretty good.
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I am currently using the Leather Masters product, but the best leather treatment product is suppose to be Leatherique. You can buy it directly, or try Eshine.ca

http://www.leatheriquecanada.com/
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You don't really **need** to do anything to it.

Modern automotive leathers have a plastic coating so any topical product you apply will just sit on that plastic coating and look shiny.

The best thing to do is keep it clean. Prepare a spray bottle with a 10:1 mix of water to Woolite. Every couple months or so, spray it on the seats and brush with a soft-ish bristle brush. Then wipe down with a clean-water rag to get the detergent off.

Woolite is gentle enough to clean without drying out the seats. They'll look matte and gorgeous for the forseeable future with this regimen.

Just as an aside, this is what came off my seats yesterday using the above technique. This WAS clear water before. THe black you see is a mixture of dirt and the leftover greasiness of my previous leather care products.

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I want to protector my leather interior and am wondering what is the safest and best product?

EDIT: yes I made a typo in the title lol
I use leather Honey, it is the best! Keeps leather soft and plyable.

http://www.leatherhoney.com
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I use leather Honey, it is the best! Keeps leather soft and plyable.

http://www.leatherhoney.com
This stuff sucks IMO. I bought some and tried it out. It left my leather looking like this:





I assumed it would "soak in" overnight but it did not. It left the seats sticky and very shiny. I then went to Autopia where I created this thread.

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...her-seats.html

Where they told me "Leather Honey" was developed for saddles and shoes which do not have the plastic coating that modern automotive leather has. Because automotive leather has the plastic coating, nothing will "soak in" it just sits on the surface leaving a sticky, wet looking mess.
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This stuff sucks IMO. I bought some and tried it out. It left my leather looking like this:





I assumed it would "soak in" overnight but it did not. It left the seats sticky and very shiny. I then went to Autopia where I created this thread.

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...her-seats.html

Where they told me "Leather Honey" was developed for saddles and shoes which do not have the plastic coating that modern automotive leather has. Because automotive leather has the plastic coating, nothing will "soak in" it just sits on the surface leaving a sticky, wet looking mess.
I used on my leather furniture and leather seats in my cars. I did wipe it off very good and did not experiance the results you have. If used on a saddle I would think you would slip off. Anywy I will continue to use as it has done just what it says it will.
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I'm mainly looking for something that can be applied to protect against spills and dirt soaking in and what not....
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I used on my leather furniture and leather seats in my cars. I did wipe it off very good and did not experiance the results you have. If used on a saddle I would think you would slip off. Anywy I will continue to use as it has done just what it says it will.
I'm just speaking to my experience. It will vary. No need to get defensive...


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I'm mainly looking for something that can be applied to protect against spills and dirt soaking in and what not....
you don't need to worry about anything "soaking in." As I said before, modern automotive leathers are plastic coated so nothing can soak in unless that plastic coating is compromised. The plastic coating can get soiled however and it will look dingy and gross. That's where the Woolite comes in...the Woolite will clean that plastic coating gently, leaving a nice matte look.

This is what my 6-year-old leather looks like in my Fusion after my first quick Woolite bath. As you can see it still needs another treatment as some of the sheen is still present.



Also, if your leather package is anything like my Fusion, it's good to know that most of it is not really leather but actually vinyl. I can't speak for certain but generally the parts you butt and back actually touch are leather, but the rest of it is vinyl. The good news is that vinyl can be taken care of the same way as the rest of the leather; Woolite and water.
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You don't really **need** to do anything to it.

Modern automotive leathers have a plastic coating so any topical product you apply will just sit on that plastic coating and look shiny.

The best thing to do is keep it clean. Prepare a spray bottle with a 10:1 mix of water to Woolite. Every couple months or so, spray it on the seats and brush with a soft-ish bristle brush. Then wipe down with a clean-water rag to get the detergent off.

Woolite is gentle enough to clean without drying out the seats. They'll look matte and gorgeous for the foreseeable future with this regimen.

Just as an aside, this is what came off my seats yesterday using the above technique. This WAS clear water before. The black you see is a mixture of dirt and the leftover greasiness of my previous leather care products.

I concur with this process^^^

I've been doing this professionally for a long time now. I use a mild mix of all purpose cleaner (like Woolite, but not) and the Mr. Clean Magic erasers... friggin' night and day difference! Lyons; you may wanna try that to get the last bit of sheen off your leather, or just water and the magic eraser! The water-rag is essential to rinse any cleaning agent you use off the leather after you've cleaned it.

If you like using leather-specific cleaners/protectant products, just switch over to using those magic erasers; you'll get the benefit of both products, and supple seats that don't have a shiny finish. Just good, clean seats!


This Volvo seat was too far gone by the time they asked for my help; but it looked like tan leather before I cleaned it... the interior (and leather) are supposed to be off-white!


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I'm mainly looking for something that can be applied to protect against spills and dirt soaking in and what not....
Keep a rag, a bottle of water (or pre-mixed Woolite concoction) and some magic erasers in the trunk: when you spill something, just hit it when you reach your destination!
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