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Old 02-13-2003, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Whats best to use for deep cleaning leather seats

Just bought a '91 SSE and want to detail the interior. The leather seats seem to be in good condition but are extremly dirty. Is there a leather cleaner out there that anyone knows of that does a great job of cutting through the grime?
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First of all, if your leather is tan or gray, you'll wanna be extremely picky about what you use. Some leather cleaners can discolor the leather. If you have black, you won't have this problem. If you really want a good product, go to a feed/farm store to the saddle department. Just ask someone there for the best product. They'll know more than any auto parts store about leather care.

I use whatever I can get my hands on. I haven't found anything that works vastly superior to anything else. Even the Armor-all Leather wipes work well, but I've never had any deep-down grime to deal with. Just expect to do 2 or 3 applications for the tough spots. Each application will soften it up deeper each time.
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saddle soap works great for leather, and it softens it too
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Clean Is as good as you can or lighten the darp spots and then dye the leather
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No farms near me, so I use the Turtle Wax Leather Cleaner & Conditioner from Pep Boys. Works great for me. I think it'* Ph balanced too.
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That stuff is actually pretty good. It slightly darkened my tan leather, but I like the darker color. A bit richer, and not faded looking.
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