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Old 07-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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I was wondering what everyone uses on their leather? I use to use armor all leather wipes in the past but I haven't had a leather car in a while so I thought I would ask what everyone else recommends for conditioning their leather interior.
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turtle wax leather conditioner
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I use lexol. But honestly, I'm gonna switch. Thinking about mothers brand for the interior. I used armor all as well. Have my leather a cheap feel.
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Meguiar's Gold Class™ Rich Leather Cleaner/Conditioner Gel
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I bought armor all although there are better ones out there. As a detailer I used blue coral.
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Meguiar's Gold Class™ Rich Leather Cleaner/Conditioner Gel
I don't have the new premium style interior like you guys, but I use Mequire's also on my GT. Works great and smells good too. Doesn't seem to last super long though.
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Meguires also
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Armor all and turtle wax products suck.

I use Meguires or mothers in a pinch but go for some some more expensive brands if I'm planning to detail the whole car.
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Mequires or griots garage
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I guess I was oblivious to leather protectors, because all I use is Clorax scented wipes to clean them and that's it
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I use lexol. But honestly, I'm gonna switch. Thinking about mothers brand for the interior. I used armor all as well. Have my leather a cheap feel.
Why are you switching? I've used lexol for about 20 years now on all my leather (including the couch in my living room). Stuff is great for keeping the leather soft. I've never had any of my leather seats crack, or show any aging with this stuff.

I apply it once a month, using my hand; I squirt it on the seats (or the palm of my hand), then rub it on the leather. I wash the car, then take some paper towels and wipe any residue off the leather (usually there is none within 45 minutes).

If you use wipes, I'd do it every week, as the wipes do not have enough of the product to soak into the leather to keep it soft. When leather dries, it cracks. The trick is to keep it moist.

Griots garage has some top of the line stuff as well. I'm sure Meguires has good leather conditioner also.
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I use Armor all leather cleaner and conditioner 'only' because it doesn't 'stink', like the best leather products 'do'. Just saying.........
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Why are you switching? I've used lexol for about 20 years now on all my leather (including the couch in my living room). Stuff is great for keeping the leather soft. I've never had any of my leather seats crack, or show any aging with this stuff.

I apply it once a month, using my hand; I squirt it on the seats (or the palm of my hand), then rub it on the leather. I wash the car, then take some paper towels and wipe any residue off the leather (usually there is none within 45 minutes).

If you use wipes, I'd do it every week, as the wipes do not have enough of the product to soak into the leather to keep it soft. When leather dries, it cracks. The trick is to keep it moist.

Griots garage has some top of the line stuff as well. I'm sure Meguires has good leather conditioner also.
So I follow what's on the bottle. It's a hassle to me. And I know my expectations were high but it doesn't even look like it hydrates the leather. And also it doesn't sud up much or anything. Just looks and feels like water and more water on it. I spray it on the rags. Never have directly the seat. Maybe that'll help more. I'm finishing up the bottles though. No sense in wasting money when you have the stuff to begin with.
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Same here, really nice stuff. I pretty much have been using all Meguiar's products for the last 9 years. Very happy and shinny!
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So I follow what's on the bottle. It's a hassle to me. And I know my expectations were high but it doesn't even look like it hydrates the leather. And also it doesn't sud up much or anything. Just looks and feels like water and more water on it. I spray it on the rags. Never have directly the seat. Maybe that'll help more. I'm finishing up the bottles though. No sense in wasting money when you have the stuff to begin with.
I spray it directly onto the leather; no towels or rags. I then wipe it into the leather with my hands and fingers. After about 30 to 40 minutes, I wipe down the seat with some paper towels.

I started using it when I saw it sold at the BMW shops. Their leather was always soft, and the parts guy told me it was the best. That was at least 20 years ago. Today, there are lots of manufacturers with leather treatments. I stuck with Lexol because it works for me.
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I knew there was an easier way! Now made my cleaning alot more pleasant
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Which Lexol product Bucko? The 3-1 or the straight leather cleaner?
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Which Lexol product Bucko? The 3-1 or the straight leather cleaner?
No cleaner; strickly the Lexol Leather conditioner.




I've never used a cleaner, even though I have a bottle of it (Lexol cleaner). It came in a kit from BMW.
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No cleaner; strickly the Lexol Leather conditioner.

I've never used a cleaner, even though I have a bottle of it (Lexol cleaner). It came in a kit from BMW.
I have the cleaner and conditioner.
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I have the cleaner and conditioner.
Do you see any dirt being pulled with the cleaner? I've never used it, so I'm curious as to if it makes a difference when it's used.
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Do you see any dirt being pulled with the cleaner? I've never used it, so I'm curious as to if it makes a difference when it's used.
Yes you see dirt coming off with the cleaner... Bought one yesterday and worlds great
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Well, your going to make me grab that bottle of cleaner off the shelf and try it. I hope I don't see much dirt...the leather is black, so it always looks good. If I lift some dirt, I'm going to be mad at myself.
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Mine is black also... That's why you don't see it until you clean
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Do you see any dirt being pulled with the cleaner? I've never used it, so I'm curious as to if it makes a difference when it's used.
That's why I think it's a waste. I didn't see any dirt coming off the tag nor were the suds dirty. And it still has that dingy dirt look. Not a clean tan.
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+1 on Meguirs. Also use their Ouick spray wax for a fast shine after washing.
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Leather Seat cleaning

I've only ever used saddle soap on the leather seats in all my cars. just don't get the stitching overly wet
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Saddle soap is what I used to break in baseball gloves. Man, that stuff did wonders to keep a glove in great condition.
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I guess I was oblivious to leather protectors, because all I use is Clorax scented wipes to clean them and that's it
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