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    Looking after leather car seats?

    If you have leather car seats, how do you look after them? Seems to be loads of products out there - wipes, oils, cream... seems like there's less to put on a baby's bottom!! Which are the best, any brands to look out for? Any tips gratefully received!

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    Leather wax (Turtlewax) is all you need. You should not wax them too often, about once every three months. After than just wipe them with a barely damp cloth when you need to clean them.

    Edited by: "Predikuesi" 10th Jun 2011

    I use Autoglym leather care products they are good this

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    Predikuesi

    Leather wax (Turtlewax) is all you need. You should not wax them too … Leather wax (Turtlewax) is all you need. You should not wax them too often, about once every three months. After than just wipe them with a barely damp cloth when you need to clean them.



    retiredcynic

    I use Autoglym leather care products they are good this



    Thanks, will try them... keeping my fingers crossed!!

    Zymol leather care, its in a small spray bottle and is orange in colour, about £8 in Halfords. Very easy to apply, soak a micro fibre, then ring it out, spray on product and wipe, leave to dry.

    I use Autoglym products on mine .... for the leather i use ..

    autoglym.co.uk/enG…e=1

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    You take it to a car valeter.

    I use Gliptone Liquid Leather for mine which I have found is best.

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    smithyp1

    I use Autoglym products on mine .... for the leather i use … I use Autoglym products on mine .... for the leather i use ..http://www.autoglym.co.uk/enGB/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=HE&Range=1


    That's what retiredcynic suggested... I've heard of Autoglym so hopefully that means it's halfway decent!

    aircanman

    Zymol leather care, its in a small spray bottle and is orange in colour, … Zymol leather care, its in a small spray bottle and is orange in colour, about £8 in Halfords. Very easy to apply, soak a micro fibre, then ring it out, spray on product and wipe, leave to dry.


    Never heard of Zymol - is it a well known brand? Seems a tad more expensive than Autoglym so is it better? Do you need to "clean" the leather then treat it, or does it do both? I've never bothered cleaning my cars before so I have no idea!

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    pghstochaj

    I use Gliptone Liquid Leather for mine which I have found is best.


    As before, this looks like a conditioner so do you need to clean it first?

    FilthAndFurry

    You take it to a car valeter.



    lazy cow .....

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    smithyp1

    lazy cow .....



    I don't cut my own hair or make my own suits. I go to someone who has training and specialist tools.

    It's like sleeping with your wife or using a prostitute. Yes it's cheaper but the professional is going to buff that thing until it's sparkling.

    i just read about it yesterday and it think the turtlewax stuff is the best well that what auto weekly claims.

    Ive heard people use vsaline and the likes to soften the leather and and wipe it off.

    There are a whole host or products to use while cleaning the care see Your text here

    I clean it with This and then feed and protect it with This Then jobs a good un

    FilthAndFurry

    I don't cut my own hair or make my own suits. I go to someone who has … I don't cut my own hair or make my own suits. I go to someone who has training and specialist tools.It's like sleeping with your wife or using a prostitute. Yes it's cheaper but the professional is going to buff that thing until it's sparkling.


    Is that what your wife told you after the Valeter keeps coming oO

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    retiredcynic

    I clean it with This and then feed and protect it with This Then jobs a … I clean it with This and then feed and protect it with This Then jobs a good un


    That looks like the best option... thanks!

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    Alternatively OP could cut down on the dogging.

    Dove soap and neatsfoot oil

    Shengis

    Dove soap and neatsfoot oil


    I wouldn't use neatsfoot oil on light coloured modern car leather - it tends to darken lighter colours.
    I think it was ok in the 17 & 18th century to soften leather but this day and age, what with synthetic additives to leather it is not the most appropriate imho.

    retiredcynic

    I wouldn't use neatsfoot oil on light coloured modern car leather - it … I wouldn't use neatsfoot oil on light coloured modern car leather - it tends to darken lighter colours.I think it was ok in the 17 & 18th century to soften leather but this day and age, what with synthetic additives to leather it is not the most appropriate imho.


    Well neatsfoot was a bit of a P take lol. Saying that though i'd probably use it on black if the seats were a bit 'firm' and I didn't mind having an oily **** every time I drove the car lol. I've got an added problem though as my seats are leather/alacantara (or fox suede as I call it). How to avoid getting leather treatment on the clothy bit.


    Shengis

    Well neatsfoot was a bit of a P take lol. Saying that though i'd probably … Well neatsfoot was a bit of a P take lol. Saying that though i'd probably use it on black if the seats were a bit 'firm' and I didn't mind having an oily **** every time I drove the car lol. I've got an added problem though as my seats are leather/alacantara (or fox suede as I call it). How to avoid getting leather treatment on the clothy bit.


    I think I would try to cover the faux suede with masking tape or some other "low tack" tape that doesn't leave sticky residue on the cloth part (test it on a piece thats out of sight first) when you are cleaning/ feeding the leather - should do the trick
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