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Old 02-19-2007, 08:15 PM   #11
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oh ya the Magic Eraser is the Best thing ever for the seats

you will be amazed
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:18 PM   #12
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I've used that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for everything lol. My door panels, seats, dash, and panels. That thing rocks! It even gets green marker out of a light beige carpet (not the Bonne carpet, my daughters bdrm carpet)
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there is a silicone based spray i always used called Protech. I'll have to find the supplier again, It is expensive 50 for a gallon but it goes along way,,


I used to spray the dash seats and what ever other vinyl and leather was in the car close it up and let it sit while i washed and waxed.. then wipe it down Better then new..

its nice because the silicone protects the leather from water...

Danger if you are going to attempt to use a silicone based product on your car Do not do it anywhere near where you will be painting one small mist of such products have been known to close down a bodyshop for weeks and render every paintjob worthless..

** good tip if a body shop has messed up your paint work tho lol
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While all the sprays (and yes I am including armor-all though it isn't that good for leather) do a decent job in protecting, none do a good job at actually cleaning them. If you use just the spray protectant, you protect both the leather AND the dirt in the pores and creases.

By far, the best detailing regiment for leather is to physically clean the leather first and foremost. Even if you choose to not use the magic eraser (it DOES have a slight abrasive quality to it), Kiwi makes products that specialize in leather care, and I have had great success with them for deep-cleaning. And another trick that I failed to mention: most shoe repair places have colored creams that are meant for polishing shoes, but do a great job in filling creased areas and flake places in. Just make sure it'* dried and buffed out before sitting on the surfaces though.
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X2 sand rock i agree ( should have brought that up but i thought the topic was treating lol)
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Every good treatment SHOULD include a deep clean...I recommend once every year or so for the strip-down and build-back, and every month for the spray treatment and general wipe-down.
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Armor All is bad. The silicone based stuff is risky.

I use DP interior cleaner and protectant. Expensive stuff, but works wonders. It'* water based, and won't harm a thing. It has a great long lasting protection too.
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Sol why do you say risky?? i have done thousands of interiors using silicone... only ever had one mess up and that was with a poorly painted GM dash they quickly covered it under warranty.

please clarify Risky..

As I do not agree
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Over time, the silicone stuff tends to leave a discoloration. Water based is much more safe.


I've also read a lot about people'* dashes cracking from using Armor All over time.
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thats cause armoral is garbage and low grade i would never use it on anything besides my tires and only if it need to clean them up real fast...

I have used Silicone based leather treatment for years and will continue to use it get yourself some high grade products and put away the shelf stuff ie armoal,Meguires there ok in a pinch but try some good stuff.. go to a shop and inquire about what they use and then find it lol
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