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Old 02-19-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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What is a good type of leather cleaning and conditioning that can be used in the bonne'*? I know certain types aren't good for certain leathers
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I use 2 different kinds and alternate it. I clean the seats about once a month to keep them free of cracks...this is the result






Keeping your seats clean on a regular basis will keep it free of cracks looking good:



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the Armor All is the WORST thing you can use on your leather


the Meguires is OK tho
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the Armor All is the WORST thing you can use on your leather
is that why it says its designed for leather?

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Armor AllŪ Leather Care contains lanolin and natural moisturizers, and UV inhibitors. Armor AllŪ Leather Protectant Spray and Leather Wipes contain water-based silicone emulsions, surfactants, and ultraviolet light inhibitors.
DO NOT use the regular armor all stuff on your seats though..I think thats what pat is talking about.
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I did what Pat (1993SLE) did, plus did a few things afterwards. I went with the Magic Eraser and boy did it ever take out the dirt! It was amazing the color difference afterwards. Be warned that in doing this, you will strip off any protection that was on/in those seats. So what I did was I followed up with Kiwi saddle soap, and afterwards I used Kiwi Mink Oil to put the nutrients back into the leather. Though all of this will not take ANY scratches out, it WILL take the dirt out and it WILL bring the softness back, and depending on the severity of the creases will take them out too.

Alot of work....yes. But worth it if the leather is in real good shape.
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the Armor All leaves a greasy feel on the seats, and really dosent protect the seat

only makes it "shiney"
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the Armor All leaves a greasy feel on the seats
so does the Meguires. I use a paper towel to wipe off the excess and leave a thin coating.

I've never tried the magic eraser method before..sounds interesting.
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magic eraser does work very well. and it does not harm the leather from what iv seem, there are No Cemicals in it, its just like a sponge sort off
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I use Leatherique and have never been disappointed with the results. I use it 3 to 4 times a year. This is a must if you have heated leather seats.

I have heard good comments concerning Lexol as well.


http://www.leatherique.com/

http://www.lexol.com/
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