Leather seat cleaning - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
james1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Meadville Pa
Posts: 48
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
james1965 is on a distinguished road
Default Leather seat cleaning

I was curious to what you all use to clean the leather seats in your cars? mine has the charcoal grey interior and I'd like to clean them up a bit but was afraid of what to use. I dont want to ruin them. anything that cleans and keeps them soft?
james1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
Senior Administrator


Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,638
Thanked 991 Times in 770 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Leather is leather. If it truly is real leather. Any of the off the shelf leather cleaner/protector should be fine. Otherwise, you could have the fake leather(vinyl)
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 195
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
imidazol97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by james1965 View Post
I was curious to what you all use to clean the leather seats in your cars? mine has the charcoal grey interior and I'd like to clean them up a bit but was afraid of what to use. I dont want to ruin them. anything that cleans and keeps them soft?
I've been using Meguiars Gold Class. It'* creamy and leaves a softness after using it. I had tried another name brand cleaner and leather care product. I noticed it was giving a color onto the wiping towel the same as the tan color on the leather on my leSabre Limited seat. There'* a stain used, I assume, to give the leather the color. This product was taking that off with its stronger cleaning ability.

So I went back to my Meguiars and using a soft toothbrush to rub into the creases to get at the dirt collecting there. Doesn't remove the color.
imidazol97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #4
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1995 View Post
Leather is leather. If it truly is real leather. Any of the off the shelf leather cleaner/protector should be fine. Otherwise, you could have the fake leather(vinyl)
Very few (if any) leather seats are completely leather. If you read the promotional literature for any car with leather seats, it is described as leather seating surfaces. Only the panels that contact your butt and your back are leather. Everything else is vinyl.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Swansea Ma.
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DanSSEi00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Try "Lexol". You can get it at the wal-marts, autozones etc.
DanSSEi00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
WEA
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
WEA is on a distinguished road
Default

I have used Lexol and found it works well. The other guys are right,only part of the seats are leather. I have also heard that the leather my be treated with a type of urethane to protect it and there is no need to use specialty products on it?
WEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
djlarson0506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
djlarson0506 is on a distinguished road
Default

The key is to keep it conditioned so it doesnt crack. Go to your local Tractor Farm Supply or equivelent that sells equine gear and get Saddle cleaner and conditioner. My mom has horses and Ive found that the stuff she uses for the saddles works the best and last a long time.
djlarson0506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
djlarson0506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
djlarson0506 is on a distinguished road
Default

djlarson0506 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning mold and mildew/leather GonneVille Detailing & Appearance 1 11-24-2006 10:05 PM
What's leather; whats's vinyl on "leather seats"? Grease is the Word Detailing & Appearance 7 01-02-2006 09:34 PM
Intense Leather Cleaning opensourceguy Detailing & Appearance 6 01-02-2005 11:22 PM
Gearshift leather (look alike leather?) came loose from trim Xac Xado 2000-2005 2 12-19-2004 10:52 PM
Whats best to use for deep cleaning leather seats zander 1992-1999 5 02-14-2003 12:29 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.