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#1 sttubs

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:55 AM

What is a good leather cleaner? Should I use a separate conditioner too?



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:16 AM

Get Lexol, cleaner and conditioner. Most of the other cheaper stuff work ok for being cheap, but if you want something that works really good and lasts get some Lexol.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:58 AM

Honestly lexol is not that great.  All in one products are not that great in general for one looking for heavy cleaning.  They are good for maintaining until the next deep cleaning. 

 

would recommend anything from the Meguiar's line or Mothers line.  You can find most items over the counter. 

 

From Meguiar;s this kit would be my top recommendation.  Comes with a cleaner and sealer to protect the leather.  It can sometimes be found locally.

 

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If you can't find this kit then these two products would be good alternatives

 

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If you can't find the gold class leather conditioner then the leather balm works well.  It's essentially a paste wax for the interior that works well and smells very nice.  Has a light cleaner built in to remove light dirt.

 

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Mothers has their Leather Wash and Leather Cream that are nice as well

 

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Griots has a couple items as well. 

 

It all comes down to what you are looking for.  Separate clean and condition steps or an all in one type product.  I would go with all three products.  Deep clean 1-2 times a year at a minimum and maintain with an all in one in between those times. 

 

 

 


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Huh, I'd always heard great things about Lexol, and it's so much better than the $4 all in ones at Walmart and similar, I didn't know there was better non-professional grade products. In all fairness my GTP stays in the garage and only gets driven a few thousand miles a year, so it's not like I'm wearing it out anyway LOL

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:08 PM

Agreed, although just slightly off topic, unless there's cattle in that picture that you're about to butcher, harvest the skin of, tan/dye it, and treat it with different leather products for a longitudinal study on the effects.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:09 PM

Huh, I'd always heard great things about Lexol, and it's so much better than the $4 all in ones at Walmart and similar, I didn't know there was better non-professional grade products. In all fairness my GTP stays in the garage and only gets driven a few thousand miles a year, so it's not like I'm wearing it out anyway LOL

 

There are quite a bit of posts on Autogeek and Autopia about lexol.  Both places sell some great leather products online.  I hang out over there a lot as well. 

 

Even the Lexol cleaner is weak compared to the Meguiar;s or Mothers cleaner.   I posted products that can be found over the counter as that is where most people buy there products.  Meguiar's, Mothers and Griot's Garage are top names to choose from for products available over the counter.

 

Even if you don't drive it as much it is still a good idea to take care of the leather.  I drive my 02 Camaro less than you and I actually took it up a notch and applied a quartz based coating for maximum protection.  It requires little maintenance.  As a buddy of mine says, frequent car care is easy car care :thumbsup: .   


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:40 PM

My leather is black and it's starting to fade.

 

I've been using black shoe polish on it followed by a conditioner and it looks good but doesn't last too long.

 

Need something that will last longer.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:09 AM

I always used Meguiar;s leather whipes on mine


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

I use Leather Masters - gets great reviews on the auto detail forum already mentioned = http://www.autogeek....er-cleaner.html

 

Also, give this guy a watch for cleaning leather, he is a bit OCD sometimes-- but good stuff to learn = https://www.youtube....Bd_IqK5ydU&t=3s


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:28 AM

I have lexol cleaner and conditioner. (2 different solutions)

Not very impressed using it with my 2 cadillacs.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:26 PM

I've heard Adam's Polishes leather and interior cleaner and then their Leather Condition is supposed to be good. I have not used the condition I don't have leather in my GP except from the steering wheel and shift knob. The interior cleaner is good stuff. I've used that a lot Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

I've always liked Zaino's.  I've been using Surf City lately and it seems to work pretty well.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:24 PM

I've tried Lexol a few times, and finally gave up and threw it away. I thought I just had a bad bottle. I just bought a bottle of cleaner from Griot's, and haven't tried it yet.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:14 AM

find yourself some udder balm. it is used to make cow udders soft. i have used it on leather that was so hard you it sounded like you were knocking on wood. use it on trashed leather to make it soft. soft Scrub brush and tide works best to clean.


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