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Out of curiosity.. Leather care

Discussion in 'Interior' started by ZombieSoldier, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. eddiemoney

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    Lexol cleaner/conditioner here. Frankly had really good luck with it in all vehicles.....although my 2008 Impala SS seats cracked even with the lexol every other month....stupid cheap GM...hence why i now have a Ford
     
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    i do a wet rag to get off like sticky stuff or what not, then leather cleaner, then conditioner but i only really clean it when it needs it. Reapplying conditioner on a regular basis will make things last longer and look nicer.
     
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    Does anyone know if Lexol conditioner gets old? I used some from my wife's stash for her saddles. A quart goes a long way, apparently. It could be years old, neither of us remember.

    When it was cold, it seemed lumpy. I warmed it up and it seemed normal. Though, when I wiped down all of my seats, it got grippy/sticky. After some time has passed the seats have started to feel more normal.

    I applied it in late Fall/Winter, so fairly cold outside.

    My theories are that either the Lexol is old, the seats have some kind of polymer coating/surface treatment (that didn't allow the Lexol to soak in) or I just need to do this job when it's warm outside. Thoughts?

    My wife's saddles always look great. I like this stuff and agree that it is a great way to care for real leather.
     
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    Meguiars leather balm.
     
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    A glycerin-based leather and saddle soap works perfect, used together with some soft sponge. Will clean everything and seats come back to looking like new. then a solid leather dressing - so basically a solidified blend of oils for softening and preserving leather. If it's for a saddle, it's going to work great with your leather seats etc.
     
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    I’m not joking about this but the best thing you can do is tint the windows with the best UV block you can get. Doesn’t have to be dark. I think most shops have clear film with the UV filter without tint. That and I put a sun shield up in the front windscreen when ever it’s parked outside. I usually don’t in the winter, but I probably should year around.
     

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