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Old 12-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Leather Care - Clean, Treat, Protect

Just purchased a 2014 Focus Hatch SE with leather and it is the first car I have ever owned with a leather interior. (Man is it a nice change from cloth)

Anywho, I was just wondering if anyone has any tips as far as taking care of the leather is concerned. I work as an engineer at a machine shop so from time to time I am not the cleanest getting in the car. Coolant residue, graphite dust, etc. Also, I am very active in outdoor sports (running, biking, kayaking, etc) I try to shower before I get in the car, when I can, but there are times that isnt an option. Also, I am in my car 2+ hours a day. (1 hour commute, but changing this spring)

I am assuming I should be cleaning the leather and treating it often to prevent if from drying out? Are there certain areas that I should treat more than others like the shift boot, steering wheel, drivers seat? Also, I have been in other cars that have had the leather cleaned/treated and they are very slick and greasy. Are there products out there that will treat/protect the leather with out making the leather slick?

Thanks for any input!


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Old 12-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Lexol-Leather-...keywords=lexol

Cheap kit that includes everything that you would need. I use these products a few times a year and am very pleased with the results.

Without appearing snobby, the leather in the Focus definitely isn't of higher quality so don't bother with any expensive products.
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http://www.amazon.com/Lexol-Leather-...keywords=lexol

Cheap kit that includes everything that you would need. I use these products a few times a year and am very pleased with the results.

Without appearing snobby, the leather in the Focus definitely isn't of higher quality so don't bother with any expensive products.
Thanks! I will look into it soon.
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I've owned numerous cars with leather interiors. My brother -in-law is a horseman and told me to just use saddle soap and mink oil on the seats. This is what he uses on his hobbles and saddles. FYI a good saddle can cost a few G's and you definitely want to take care of them. Been doing this for close to 40 years with excellent results.
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My wife has owned horses half her life and has been riding for about 35 years. All she uses on her leather saddles are saddle soap and minks oil also. Her one saddle is 20 years old now and she still uses it.
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