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Cleaning Leather Seats #5349157 02/13/20 04:51 PM
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Well, I finally was able to try a few leather "conditioning" products on some leather seats in a 2008 CRV. They were so shiny...UGHH

I tried 2 and they left the seats looking like they had some kind of splotch disease. Popular name brands I will not mention. Don't try.
I did not try Lexol and that is all I will say.

Since the car is not mine, I could not return the car lookin like that. I did not know what to do as the owner had asked me what to clean
the seats with so l was gonna be kind and clean them for her. What I had tried did not work.

However, I did finally try Leatherique Rejuvinator and Pristine Clean. I put the Rejuvinator on and turned heat on max and let the car heat up.
Let it set for 6 hours. Came home tonight and used the Pristine Clean twice and whoola! Mission accomplished! Seats look fabulous.

IF you have some really dirty seats and have not found a great cleaner and conditioner, you may want to check out Leatherique.

Note, these seats were so dirty they shined like vinyl. No kidding....

The white towels I used to wipe up the pristine clean looked like they may have been used to clean something very brown and gray and nasty.
My wife had to go to Walmart so I have snuck them in the washing machine before she could see them. Gross.....


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349189 02/13/20 05:25 PM
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What i have found to work well is to spray the cloth and then wipe the seats.
When I spray directly on the seats, then wipe, it tends to be splotchy and uneven.
YMMV.


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349225 02/13/20 06:02 PM
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Learn something new every day here. Been using Meguiars 3 in 1 on my leather chair. Had the splotch as noted here. Especially on the arm rests. Sprayed the cloth first(as recommended by Imp4) no more splotch. Even finish. Granted the instructions on the bottle say to spray the cloth first and then wipe but who reads directions? I may have to start doing that.

Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349284 02/13/20 06:57 PM
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Been using Leatherique Rejuvinator and Pristine Clean on my Classic Mopar Leather seats for years. Great products !

Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349338 02/13/20 08:02 PM
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I sorta drifted away due to the expense. I have come back after seeing it really work.

My problem was I never let my seats get that dirty and I couldn’t really see a dramatic difference. I saw that difference today and I’m a believer once again!


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349343 02/13/20 08:04 PM
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Spraying the product on the towel or cloth first is the ideal way to use it. It’s also the best way for interior detailing.


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349371 02/13/20 08:30 PM
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Works great
Good stuff

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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: kstanf150] #5349401 02/13/20 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Works great
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Great stuff! I always use their leather detailer.


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349429 02/13/20 09:27 PM
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I’ve used several before
This is the best I’ve used !!👍

Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5349602 02/14/20 06:38 AM
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I use the gentle approach to cleaning the leather, I believe modern cars have thin coating over the leather. I put 2 caps of Woolite in 2 cups of water. Sponge the leather, gently scrubbing any stains with the sponge. Dry with a microfiber towel. To finish I use Lexol, following directions. Please try this at your own risk as I am not a professional smile


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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats [Re: Gebo] #5350284 02/14/20 08:26 PM
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I’ve had pretty good luck with Surf City Garage Voodoo Blend leather rejuvenator


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