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Nick, think you can detail the steps you take to clean and condition leather? I was really impressed at how my seats came out on the SuperCrew when you detailed her the last time and I'd like to keep it that way. Thanks.




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Well, I've never been happy with any of the leather products that I've used in the past. Yes, they get the seats clean and protect them. But I think it could be better.
So, I am constantly going through leather cleaners. We're using a Meguiar's product right now, and it seems to be working "ok".

I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with a leather cleaner
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I have used a tone too. I was never really impressed with the maguirs stuff. I don't like the thick cream becuase it gets in the seams and perferations.

I have been using armor all leather wipes as of late and I love them. Takes 5 minutes to wipe the seats down and they feel so good afterwards. I just do that every 2-3 weeks and they stay soft clean, and smooth.
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I always scrubbed my leather down really well with some Saddle Soap to clean it, then Maguire's Gold Class leather conditioner.
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Well, I've never been happy with any of the leather products that I've used in the past. Yes, they get the seats clean and protect them. But I think it could be better.
So, I am constantly going through leather cleaners. We're using a Meguiar's product right now, and it seems to be working "ok".

I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with a leather cleaner
Ever tried the stuff that comes in a little orange bottle called Lexonl (spelling?)

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i ususally use a heavy degresser that's deluted pretty good with water, dont want the degresser to potent or it will start discoloring the leather, then afterwards use a good leather condidtioner. I like Auto Beauty Products leather condidtioner brings back a good shine and lasts a good while..
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I use Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner. It seems to work ok.
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I use Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner. It seems to work ok.
What do you usually use to wipe it with? A sponge? Rag? Applicator pad?




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I use the Zanio leather cleaner/conditioner. Spray the cleaner on and wipe it with an microfiber towel, then put the conditioner on. I have used all the other over counter stuff and this is the best I have used. Plus it smells great.

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i'll get the brand of the cleaner i was using next time i go to my parents house. it was actually provided by the furniture store for the leather sofa set they purchased. it was decent for cleaning, but worked fantastic at conditioning leather.
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I use Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner. It seems to work ok.

That's what I was thinking of, a little of this stuff goes a long way. I always used an applicator pad.

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What do you usually use to wipe it with? A sponge? Rag? Applicator pad?
I use a rag.
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I recently bought a new couch from Haverty's. It was microfiber, but the "generic" furniture care kit came with a Leather Cleaner, and a Leather Conditioner that is made in Italy and made for Italian Leather Couches.

I used that in my TTA, and DAMN. Instead of making the leather hard like I've seen from every other car product I've used, this really and actually did make the leather soft again.

I can get the brand name of this stuff later. But I'm sure Haverty's sells it. Probably not cheap, but I guarentee it's better than any other crap you'll find "for cars".

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I recently bought a new couch from Haverty's. It was microfiber, but the "generic" furniture care kit came with a Leather Cleaner, and a Leather Conditioner that is made in Italy and made for Italian Leather Couches.

I used that in my TTA, and DAMN. Instead of making the leather hard like I've seen from every other car product I've used, this really and actually did make the leather soft again.

I can get the brand name of this stuff later. But I'm sure Haverty's sells it. Probably not cheap, but I guarentee it's better than any other crap you'll find "for cars".

Thats how the Armor All wipes are for me. Makes the seats soft and smooth, its very nice. I do them every few weeks since my car is daily driven and it sits outside.
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kind of off track, but it's still about leather, and i didn't feel like making a new thread.

the tops of my backseat on my vert are...like...dried out? extremely hard to the touch, and just plain ugly. i do not have tint on the back window because it's a convertable. if i were to condition that shit like twice a day for x amount of days, would i get a little life back into it?

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kind of off track, but it's still about leather, and i didn't feel like making a new thread.

the tops of my backseat on my vert are...like...dried out? extremely hard to the touch, and just plain ugly. i do not have tint on the back window because it's a convertable. if i were to condition that shit like twice a day for x amount of days, would i get a little life back into it?


it will get a little better, but it is prolly lost. It will get better but don't expect it to be new again.
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yeah, i knew it wouldn't look new, but every time i see it, i'm just like " man, that sucks. "

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