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Old 08-26-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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Just a quick question for cleaning leather seats. I want to clean my seats, but I don't want to use Armor all because I don't want the shinny look. Instead, I want the look it was with originaly, which is the flat black, non-shinning look. Any leather cleaning products that can do this?

Second...has anyone had/has a problem with their windows getting scratched with or without tint everytime they get rolled down? Is there something inside the door panel that is defective causing the windows to get scratched? My nicely tinted illegal windows are getting scratched to hell on the inside. Anybody else have this problem?
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Re: Leather & Windows

for the windows there is a felt like line that keeps the window smooth and scratch free that you can replace, its visible right on top where the window comes out, its either that worn down/messed up or something in the door.

for the leather I use meguiars leather cleaner it will not leave it like new (no shine) but its not over the top. you really really should use leather stuff NOT armoral (awful in general on anything inside the car to me)
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Thanks SpectorV! I'll check out the lining of the window. And while I'm at it, I might as well figure out how to take off the door panel and take a look inside since the scratches are more like engravings on the tint going up and down.
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the door panel isnt to hard, it pops out from the bottom (clips) then lifts straight up. Before you attempt remove the arm rest insert and unplug the connections and the Mach 460 speaker (not sure how to remove mach speaker)
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for the leather I use meguiars leather cleaner it will not leave it like new (no shine) but its not over the top. you really really should use leather stuff NOT armoral (awful in general on anything inside the car to me)
+1, same here
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Not a fan of anything armoral except the black box kit.
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I only use original ArmorAll on the dash one time per year. I hate the stuff, but I find it has the best UV protection.

Leather: I use Lexol Cleaner followed by Conditioner. The conditioner will leave a very low gloss shine on the seats for about a week, or two. I've used other products but Lexol is by far the best.
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Re: Leather & Windows

I have the same window scratches on my car. I believe it may also have to do with the window stops as it is generally a metal tab.

I recently picked up Surf City Garage's Voodoo Blend Leather Rejuvanator. I'm hoping to get to use it this weekend and can report my results.
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I have the same window scratches on my car. I believe it may also have to do with the window stops as it is generally a metal tab.

I recently picked up Surf City Garage's Voodoo Blend Leather Rejuvanator. I'm hoping to get to use it this weekend and can report my results.
The Metal tab, huh?! Where is that located, on the top of the door panel, middle or bottom? wonder if there is a quick fix that can be done about it.

Also, all the suggestions on what everyone uses for the leather, great stuff! I haven't used any kind of product on the inside of my vehicle since I got it because of the fact that I don't like my inside having a shine, but, after having my dog in the car (I need a beater car) I need to clean the interior.

OsirisGuy, def, keep us posted on the outcome of the product that you will be using!
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If you were to look down on the '94-'04 window slit, where the felt is, more towards the door hinge, you can see a metal tab. The removing of the door panel will certainly expose it.

I don't know if that fit's your car range or if it's similar for the '05+.
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Another vote for meguire's leather conditioner. I use it on all our cars.
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Another vote for all Meguires products, I use Meguires products for just about everything cleaning wise on the car =P
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The Metal tab, huh?! Where is that located, on the top of the door panel, middle or bottom? wonder if there is a quick fix that can be done about it.

Also, all the suggestions on what everyone uses for the leather, great stuff! I haven't used any kind of product on the inside of my vehicle since I got it because of the fact that I don't like my inside having a shine, but, after having my dog in the car (I need a beater car) I need to clean the interior.

OsirisGuy, def, keep us posted on the outcome of the product that you will be using!
haha I hear on the dog. Mine wrecks havoc on the interior. I go crazy with towels and sheets everywhere. She loves the Mustang for whatever reason. I clean the leather every few months but I "deep" clean the interior top to bottom in December an in March before pollen season. It gets vacuumed once a month. A really good glass cleaner to try is Sprayway. It eats through the dog slobber and is safe on tinted windows.
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haha I hear on the dog. Mine wrecks havoc on the interior. I go crazy with towels and sheets everywhere. She loves the Mustang for whatever reason. I clean the leather every few months but I "deep" clean the interior top to bottom in December an in March before pollen season. It gets vacuumed once a month. A really good glass cleaner to try is Sprayway. It eats through the dog slobber and is safe on tinted windows.
hahaha...I hear you on the dog slobber as well! That's what I'm trying to clean up, the slobber, it's odd, but the slobber leaves stains! I'm sure that most of the people here wouldn't dream of putting their dog in their stangs, but I don't like doing it either, but, I have no choice when I have to take her to the vet. With glass cleaner, I've found that you can always tell where you cleaned a spot in the car with it. It leaves a dull look to the spot that you cleaned. What I usually do, is after I use the glass cleaner I would armoral it, but since I don't use (and won't) armoral with this car, I will give Maguiers leather cleaner a shot since a few people have said that it's a good product.

Thanks for your opinions, guys!
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Meguiars interior detailer is great, uv protection and is NOT greasy at all, much better to Armoral.
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