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Old 05-27-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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Leatherique?

As some know, I'm not stranger to the detail world and have been doing it for a couple of years now. But I've never tried Leatherique, mainly because of $$.

Just wondering if it would bring hard leather (my own TSX) back to the softness it used to be. I've used plenty of stuff and it all makes it a little better, but it is still just stiff. I think its prob just the leather on the TSX's since I've restored a couple of Lexus's very nicely.

Let me know what you guys think. Is it worth the $ to try? or am I stuck with the hard leather?
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Have a read in this thread including the links in it.

https://acurazine.com/forums/wash-wax-23/how-prevent-inevitable-seat-tear-771818/
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Do you use it?
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Do you use it?
No ... for the reasons you will read about.
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i used it a couple weeks ago. cleaned the leather tremendously and it restored the soft supple feel of the leather. it feels more "healthy" now if that makes sense.
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I used it last year. It cleans up and softens the leather very nicely. I dug up some before and after pics that I never got a chance to post

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It seems like a good product.
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Wow, hANDY is it really that much lighter? Those seats look amazing

As for is it worth it, we have a detailer that swears by it on here and he does some high end cars
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Wow, hANDY is it really that much lighter? Those seats look amazing

As for is it worth it, we have a detailer that swears by it on here and he does some high end cars
Yea, I was pretty amazed at how much it lightened the leather. That was the first time I did the leather in the 2 year that I had the car. And it also made it so much softer. It used to be slick and had that rubbery feel to it.

I'm going to use it again this year. I'll try to get more pics up.
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Wow, hANDY is it really that much lighter? Those seats look amazing

As for is it worth it, we have a detailer that swears by it on here and he does some high end cars
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[Leatherique arose from a need to find a product that would restore the leather in his 1939 Bentley. Nothing he tried was adequate for this special car, so he approached Peck about creating something new. After a lot of work, they produced Leatherique] Leatherique

This type of top-grain premium leather is mostly used in prestige European automobiles; Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, Lexus and Rolls Royce, US Cadillac and high-end German automobiles such as Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG and BMW. This is the market sector both Leatherique and Connolly were originally formulated

The leather care myth that will not go away... if itís good enough for a Ferrari or a Rolls Royce it must be good enough for my vehicle. The majority (95% + ) of automotive upholstery is by-cast polyurethane covered leather, these leathers have aspects of a natural finish, but more uniform in appearance, by-cast will also stretch more than top grain leather and is therefore subject to show creasing. The heavier pigments can create much darker colours, protected leather has a substantial finish applied that makes them more resistant to heavy wear and stains.

The products collagen and elastin proteins cannot permeate the finished leather fibres; no matter how long you leave it (even in a heated environment) simply cannot permeate the polyurethane covering and the sealed hide. But if you feel 4-6 hours and $70 for a 16 oz kit is a reasonable price to clean a urethane covering thatís your prerogative
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