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Old 06-25-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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i found some old leather seats pefect condition but there dried out looking whats the best leather cleaner to bring back a good looking seat?
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You can clean it with a mild cleaner, such as windex, or a very light soap and water. Then clean it with water until completely clean. Then cover it with mink oil, rub it in real good so you don't get any on you when you sit. This will help soften and perserve the leather. If you don't want to use mink oil, you can find leather sheen. This will seal the leather with a water repellent acrylic finish
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no offense to the above post, i would use windex, theres a type of alcohol in that will dry those seat outs even more, your best solution would be to use a very mild leather soap, Product made by lexol, its a two step process and the leather will be really good, stay away from non leather armourall as that will just make it slick and no protection, i have 3 leather interiors that i use lexol on excellent product,
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That would be why I recomended the mink oil after the windex. I thought I had said mild solution, but if I forgot that part, my bad. The main thing will be to get the protective oils back in the leather. Mink oil will take a bit more work or you will get a oil resudue. The sheen will seal the leathers pours and protect it. The leather will feel tacky for a while. But a little rubbing after it drys and you will have a nice shine. If you cant find that and you want it, let me know, I sell a 4oz bottle for about $5 plus shipping. Oh ya, I do know my leather And no offence was taken. www.thurs.net
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Lexol is very good stuff. It proclaims itself as the best on the market. And for the price it should be. It'* not cheap but it'* worth it.
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I use Leatherique and have never been disappointed with the results.

http://www.leatherique.com/
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i highly recommend armorall leather gel, this stuff is amazing, i know it sounds simple and cheap, but it will work, i used it on my old leater jacket and it came out looking brand new
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95 sle do you have any pics of that leather car in action on your interior, im just courious as to how much of a shin eyou have on the dark leather if thats what you have, thanks
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95 sle do you have any pics of that leather car in action on your interior, im just courious as to how much of a shin eyou have on the dark leather if thats what you have, thanks
I am heading out to Phoenix. I know I have some pics of my 95 Bonneville the first time I used Leatherique. It may be Saturday before I have a chance to post the piucs.

Just checked my pics. All I have are before pics and a pail of very dirty water afer I cleaned the seats. I could not find any after pics.

I know I am so ST**** at times.

I can post if you would like me to.
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Just ordered some, thanks for the offer though
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