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Old 06-19-2013, 06:33 AM   #1
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Leather care?

What is a good a good leather cleaner and protecent? I don't want it to wear down or soften the leather.


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Old 06-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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I use lexol and really like it...
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Lexol is a great product and available almost everywhere.

Meguire's makes some good stuff, but it's not necessarily in every store. With any of them, make sure you wipe heavy excess off and give it enough time to dry. I also use magic erasers for really dirty steering wheels. Don't press real hard: they already take most of the grime off.

Better yet... Lexol ON a magic eraser! I do like to separate the processes though.
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The Autoglym Leather Care Balm. It's a great rich product that makes the car smell like leather - makes the seats so supple and soft!
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I use 2 separate megiuars products when I detail cars, 1 a cleaner to actually pic up the grime and crap, and 2 a conditioner after removing the crap. My leather hasnt gotten dirty enough to use the cleaner, but the conditioner as some one said needs to have the excess wiped up.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
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Will this be good?
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It's one thousand percent better than the folks that JUST use armorall and call it a day. Two processes are the best method:

-The cleaner will grab the dirt and contaminants and wipe away
-the conditioner "fills in" where the dirt was, and keeps the leather hydrated and supple... A.k.a. Newer longer

Protectants such as armorall, cover what's there already "protecting" the dirt where it is. That's why you'll see cracked leather seats in cars that aren't that old - the owner used that junk without cleaning properly first!
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Will this be good?
This is the leather-equivalent of "cleaner wax" for the paint... It has all the ingredients of both the cleaning and waxing steps mixed into one; but without the time invested in each step.

You could still use a mild cleaner and separate towels beforehand and that product can clean anything that may be left behind as you use it. Or just go over everything twice... And wipe down & dry between and after. You do this enough; you'll find a process with what you have and a method you see best-results with!
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I use Lexol Cleaner and Conditioner. Works great.
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How often do you suggest cleaning/conditioning the leather?

Thanks for starting this thread. This is my first car with leather interior and I was just wondering the same thing myself!
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