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Old 06-24-2003, 06:01 PM
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Leather conditioner help

Well, today I conditioned the leather for the 1st time. Maybe I'm just spoiled by cloth seats, but what a PITA. I had to go over it twice because it seemd like it soaked it up like crazy. :o

I used meguire's and it looks good, but is there any product out there that makes it easier to apply? I really had to be careful not to lay it on too think because it would collect in the perforations. What does everyone else use? Sorry for sounding like a nOOb, but this is my 1st leather car and I wanna keep it nice.
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Old 06-24-2003, 06:15 PM
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Think of it this way, leather is like our skin. If you were to lay out in the sun all day, do you think your skin would harden over time ? Would you like lotion on it ? Sure you would, so think of it the same, you leather seats NEED lotion from time to time to keep it soft and healthy ! All you need for "new" leather seats is a conditioner, NO leather cleaner needed.......Hope this helps !
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I experinced the same think the first time I did mine, I did about three applications until it stopped soaking it up(this was only a week after I picked up the car ) Many complain about meguires clogging the holes, but I use lexol and have not had a problem yet:P I now reapply ever couple weeks and now the seats are starting to get real soft........Good luck
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i use meguiars gold class leather wipes...i haven't had any problems w/ those...make the seats real smooth...no if i can only remember to use them more often..D'oh
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I have been using lexol with good results except for the slightly foul odor. This time I used the 303 protectant that was previously used everywhere except the seats. The 303 is thin so is best applied onto towel first. I love microfiber. The seats now are a bit more slippery which I feel may reduce wrinkles. A bit more gloss and 303s UV protection.
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use the leather wipes so you dont get in the holes

i use the wipes and zaino z-10
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I use Griots Garage Leather Care. It smells really good, not too strong, it really smells like natural leather. Anyway, its not greasy if it is applied correctly. And the best part is, you can apply it on ther perforations and it wont clog the holes!!! I highly recommend this stuff, check it out! www.griotsgarage.com
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I use Griots Garage Leather Care. It smells really good, not too strong, it really smells like natural leather. Anyway, its not greasy if it is applied correctly. And the best part is, you can apply it on ther perforations and it wont clog the holes!!! I highly recommend this stuff, check it out! www.griotsgarage.com
Thanks jack. if I wanted to run some starter fluid in it , maybe dumb question but there are not any remember, if I take this ungodly valve off and clean it. I am gonna use a wire brush no drill and starter fluid. So should I crank it up after I clean it out or spray it and see if the magic works. Those ports may need cleaning eeerrrggg
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Originally Posted by Avalf View Post

Thanks jack. if I wanted to run some starter fluid in it , maybe dumb question but there are not any remember, if I take this ungodly valve off and clean it. I am gonna use a wire brush no drill and starter fluid. So should I crank it up after I clean it out or spray it and see if the magic works. Those ports may need cleaning eeerrrggg
opps on a leather Cléaner not a port cleaner sorry.
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From Megs, the professional D180 leather cleaner and conditioner is by far better than their OTC products. WIth that being said, for true conditioning (I average about once a month or so with clients cars), I use Leatherique (unless it's King Ranch or some other kind of aniline leather). From start to finish, takes about 2 or 3 days depending on how dry the leather is. Todd Cooperider did an excellent video on the process and shoot me a PM if the product is something up your alley.

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16 year thread bump...
Oops. LOL. I say the last few posts being fairly recent and figured I would chime in with my opinion as someone that does this work as a way of making my living.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by C25A1guy View Post
Oops. LOL. I say the last few posts being fairly recent and figured I would chime in with my opinion as someone that does this work as a way of making my living.

No. It's a good thing! It's just funny, that's all... But the topic still applies and the conversation shall live on!
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Originally Posted by C25A1guy View Post
Oops. LOL. I say the last few posts being fairly recent and figured I would chime in with my opinion as someone that does this work as a way of making my living.
Like who cares how old a thread is? I could never figure that one out on any forum.

Anyway, as far as leather and car care goes, I tend to read and believe a lot of articles that TOGWT wrote. His contributions can be found in numerous car and detailing web sites.

I didn't know about the types of leather and the finishing process used till I read his articles.

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Originally Posted by C25A1guy View Post
Todd Cooperider did an excellent video on the process.
Watched it...informative. I've used Leatherique since about 2010.

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Watched it...informative. I've used Leatherique since about 2010.
Yup. It's probably the one and and "true" conditioning services I do for my detailing biz and it shows in my interior detailing menu
https://deandetails.com/pages/interior-services
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