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sa21189
05-24-2011, 09:14 PM
can anyone tell me the absolute best leather cleaner and conditioner is and also what to clean the rest of the interior with? i've used an apc with water but i think i need something a bit stronger and made for car interiors

Ilovemycar
05-24-2011, 10:44 PM
Absolute best, well who knows, but most say that you can't beat the Leatherique system, and I am one if their fans for sure. I own Optimum and 303 as well, btw.

The only other line that I can think of is something I've never tried, Leather Doctor system:
http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-detailing-product-discussion/131735-leather-doctor-leather-ink-dye-stain-removal-kit-review.html

Angelo@properautocare.com
05-25-2011, 04:52 AM
It depends on what you're cleaning. If it is many years old and looks like it hasn't been clean at all in so many years that the material is almost gone? or just a cleaning system for your very well kept up ride? Leatherique is one, and also these other products work also in cleaning them for you....Blackfire Interior Cleaner, http://www.properautocare.com/352-Blackfire-Interior-Cleaner-16oz-With-Sprayer.aspx and Optimum Power Clean (http://www.properautocare.com/1915-Optimum-Power-Clean-17oz.aspx)

Angelo@properautocare.com
05-25-2011, 04:54 AM
For a leather conditioner then Leatherique, Blackfire High UV Leather, and also Optimum Leather Protection (http://www.properautocare.com/Categories/15-Leather-Care.aspx) are so of the best out there. Remember there are so many products for this so use what you find that works the best for you.

"S62"
05-25-2011, 01:15 PM
I prefer the lexol products

RBinDC
05-25-2011, 03:59 PM
It depends on what you're cleaning. If it is many years old and looks like it hasn't been clean at all in so many years that the material is almost gone? or just a cleaning system for your very well kept up ride? Leatherique is one, and also these other products work also in cleaning them for you....Blackfire Interior Cleaner, http://www.properautocare.com/352-Blackfire-Interior-Cleaner-16oz-With-Sprayer.aspx and Optimum Power Clean (http://www.properautocare.com/1915-Optimum-Power-Clean-17oz.aspx)

How does Leatherique compare with the Zaino products?

TOGWT
05-26-2011, 01:50 AM
Best is very subjective, preference is easier to quantify.

For interior cleaning and UV protection (inc urathane covered finished leather, dashboard, etc)

1z Plastic Cleaner (Plastik-Reiniger) - an intensive, non-corrosive, non-acidic two-phase deep cleaner that removes grime build-up, scuff marks, bitumen (tar), and nicotine thoroughly and effortlessly with dust-resistant anti-static action. Use to clean armrests, door handles, shift knobs, vinyl seats, pedals, dashboard, storage compartments, tires, rocker panels, wheel wells, and more. Water-based formula is biodegradable, formalin-free and environmentally friendly. Follow-up with a treatment of Cockpit Premium

Iz Cockpit Premium – an interior care and protectant developed specifically for that original factory look. This is a treatment spray for all interior components including the dash, vinyl seats, door handles, trim, navigation screens, stereo head units, and clear plastic. Cleans and protects components from the UV exposure and heat. The gentle formula is water-based and free of oils providing a flat, original showroom finish. Non-slip finish allows for application on the steering wheel, shift knob and imitation leather seats.

Todd@properautocare.com
05-26-2011, 10:31 AM
How does Leatherique compare with the Zaino products?


Leatherique is an oil based product that will penetrate the into the leather hide and float out any contamination. At least that is the manufacturers claims. There is some debate on whether it is an effective system or not, but in my experience it has worked amazingly well (even on coated leathers).

The true key to keeping your leather looking great is to clean it often. Dirt and grime (which becomes abrasive as you move around in the seat) will act to wear the leather faster.

Pochacco
06-02-2011, 08:29 PM
Hi, any recommendation on cleaning sunblock lotion off leather seat? Thanks.

TOGWT
06-03-2011, 03:37 AM
Hi, any recommendation on cleaning sunblock lotion off leather seat? Thanks.

Leather Master™ Leather Degreaser (A-Aniline / Non-Coated) (P-Protected / Coated) an aerosol product for cleaning oily stains; it dissolves and removes oil and grease from leather surface. This cleaner can be applied for cleaning all types of leather.

TOGWT
06-03-2011, 03:42 AM
Leatherique is an oil based product that will penetrate the into the leather hide and float out any contamination. At least that is the manufacturers claims. There is some debate on whether it is an effective system or not, but in my experience it has worked amazingly well (even on coated leathers).

The true key to keeping your leather looking great is to clean it often. Dirt and grime (which becomes abrasive as you move around in the seat) will act to wear the leather faster.

I tottaly aggree with the second paragraph; however [Fat liquor is not volatile nor migratory, so leather is not going to lose it. However, along with the fat liquor, the other critical factor is moisture. Any leather is going to lose its moisture in a hot car. Although leather seems dry, it is not. Of course too much moisture quickly leads to mould and mildew problems, so soaking it down is not reasonable. Ideally, exposure to humid atmosphere will help balance the effect of over drying on hot days. Leather is very dynamic with respect to moisture content, meaning moisture comes and goes easily under normal circumstances....] American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA)

Most oil-based leather conditioners claim they are replacing the 'lost' oils in the leather hide