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Brian McKinney
09-23-2006, 07:21 PM
Just curious what I should or shouldnt use on my leather interior

avalys
09-23-2006, 07:27 PM
I use Spinneybeck, which you can get from LeatherZ.com. It's a one step cleaner/conditioner, which is very easy to apply, and works great. My car has 75,000 miles on it, and I park it outside in the sun for nine months out of the year, and the leather still looks and feels brand new.

Lexol sucks - it smells bad, is a pain to apply, and turns the leather permanently sticky over time. It seems to work better on more finished leathers, like what you get in American and Japanese cars. I used it for a little while before switching.

Some people like Leatherique (http://leatherique.com/), but that's probably only needed for really old, neglected leather.

AzNMpower32
09-23-2006, 08:55 PM
I use the BMW Leather kit for the Bimmer, Zymol Leather cleaner/conditioner for the Lexus. Both work well.

BmW745On19's
09-23-2006, 08:58 PM
I still haven't found anything that works well with perforated leather.:( I know on a related note, the leather on the my steering wheel looks to be a bit lighter than the rest of the steering wheel, any suggestions? (It's still got the nice matte finish, just its not black anymore, slightly gray):dunno:

LmtdSlip
09-23-2006, 08:59 PM
Ive used Griot's with good results.

Whats most important is the preparation and process.

hockeynut
09-23-2006, 09:22 PM
Zaino's leather treatment stuff works well for me.

ObD
09-24-2006, 11:31 AM
I use Spinneybeck

:stupid:

Used Lexol with the previous bimmer. Spinneybeck is better.

hmc
09-24-2006, 06:01 PM
Does Spinneybeck have matte finish?

avalys
09-24-2006, 06:08 PM
Does Spinneybeck have matte finish?
Yes.

elfhearse
09-24-2006, 06:22 PM
Another vote for Spinneybeck (also tried the Zaino treatment )

johnewhite
09-24-2006, 08:07 PM
It's available on Spinneybeck.com.

BmW745On19's
09-24-2006, 08:13 PM
What type of leather do we have in our cars? Finished or Aniline?

Brian McKinney
09-24-2006, 08:22 PM
I couldnt tell you the difference how do you tell??/ Sport Package 2001 530i gray interior

300B
09-25-2006, 03:01 PM
I still haven't found anything that works well with perforated leather.:( I know on a related note, the leather on the my steering wheel looks to be a bit lighter than the rest of the steering wheel, any suggestions? (It's still got the nice matte finish, just its not black anymore, slightly gray):dunno:

Turtle wax cleaner/conditioner works well on perforated leather.

JonM
09-25-2006, 03:22 PM
What type of leather do we have in our cars? Finished or Aniline?

Your E65 7-series has finished leather. You need to see the back side of the leather to know for sure what you have.

I am not aware of any BMWs in the US that should use the Aniline leather kit. You would probably need aftermarket or Individual interior for that.

biemerrr
09-27-2006, 03:36 PM
by far the best product i've ever used/found is a little known inventor guy who makes, packs, and distributes his own stuff out of a little room office in newport beach. the product is called leatherem. i think you can contact him at leatherem.com. it's an all natural concoction that kept my e39 looking as it did on its first day.
ok here i found his contact info: PROUDLY MADE IN USA Leatherem 3400 Irvine ave,suite 103B Newport Beach,Ca 92660 949 553-8872 E mail address: asadsabetpour@leatherem.com

Peench
09-27-2006, 09:49 PM
I've used the leather cleaner and leather in a bottle from Zaino and I found them to be very good.

dboy11
09-28-2006, 09:11 AM
For me I clean all my leather with water mixed with Woolite 10/1 this is a very mild cleaner and leaves no residue....for conditioners I prefer Poorboys World Leather Stuff...it can leave a matted finish if you buff it lightly after the application...for perforated leather the process that I use is apply and buff with a clean towel....then with a shop vac I use a micro fiber towel stretched tightly over the end of the hose attachment......I run that across the seats and that sucks what is in the little holes in the leather

you can have a look at the leather conditioner at this site

http://www.poorboysworld.com