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Doctorx3 07-26-2012 11:43 AM

Leather protector
 
What is everyone suggest to keep the leather in the new BMW the same as it is now? Any recommendations?

April1 07-26-2012 11:46 PM

Zaino Z9 and Z10

Vortec4800 07-27-2012 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by April1 (Post 6974813)
Zaino Z9 and Z10

This. Or check out Leatherique.

Evlengr 07-27-2012 08:06 PM

Lexol cleaner and protectant. Leather in my car looks the same as when I bought it 4 years ago. It has been around for along time. Used to use it on all the saddles in our stables as a kid, and parents had over $50k in saddles alone.

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cadman50 07-29-2012 10:46 AM

What can be used on the dash? What is that material? Leather? Leatherette?

jummo 07-29-2012 11:08 AM

Lexol on the leather and Formula 303 on the plastic.

Two times a year.

Works for me.

jummo

bigsarge 07-29-2012 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by April1 (Post 6974813)
Zaino Z9 and Z10

I agree!

TJPark01 07-30-2012 06:58 PM

Lexol is the best OTC cleaner/conditioner. Easily accessible as well.

X3emist 07-31-2012 01:22 PM

Vinylex only
 
Vinylex is made by the same company that makes Lexol leather products. Vinylex is for all the plastic in your interior. It cleans and protects it from harmful UV rays. Be careful of other products, some actually enhance the suns rays and so long term damage. Another factor is that many of these products also are glossy which reflects into your eyes when driving. Vinylex has none of these negative features. Do yourself a favor and just use it.

Jen4BMW 08-02-2012 05:30 AM

Can anyone answer Cadman50's question about whether the dash is leather? I assume it is but just confirming. I purchased Lexol cleaner and protectant so wondering if anyone's used this on their dash and your impressions. Thanks!

Vortec4800 08-02-2012 11:45 AM

The dash in the X3 is not leather, it's a thickly rubberized plastic. I'm not sure what the best cleaning products are for it.

TJPark01 08-02-2012 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Vortec4800 (Post 6986892)
The dash in the X3 is not leather, it's a thickly rubberized plastic. I'm not sure what the best cleaning products are for it.

You don't really need much of a cleaner for the dash since it's not really touched. I use RO water and a microfiber towel. I have about 10 different cleaner/conditioners for the dash. I would say it depends on your taste. I like a slightly darker matte finish. For this I have found Mothers VLR and Mothers Protectant to be very good and OTC and inexpensive. I also like:
1Z Einszett Cockpit Premium
Optimum Leather Protectant

cadman50 08-02-2012 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jen4BMW (Post 6986289)
Can anyone answer Cadman50's question about whether the dash is leather? I assume it is but just confirming. I purchased Lexol cleaner and protectant so wondering if anyone's used this on their dash and your impressions. Thanks!

Thanks Jen4BMW.

I have Vinylex I have use on my previous dash's as well as plastic parts. It's a great product. I like the fact that it doesn't leave a glossy finnish. I'll use that on my dash. I've just been wiping it down with a damp cloth and drying it.

BUYSELLFIL 08-06-2012 01:45 AM

I have the Oyster Leather and a 7 year old so I did the Resistall through the dealership.... Knock on wood.

bigsarge 08-06-2012 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cadman50 (Post 6978828)
What can be used on the dash? What is that material? Leather? Leatherette?

I like Aerospace 303 protectant. It leaves a matte finish.

BUYSELLFIL 08-09-2012 10:54 AM

Where do you buy this product?

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jummo 08-10-2012 12:04 PM

303 Aerospace Protectant is the product I was referring to not Formula 303 as previously misstated.

It is sold at Hot Tub and Spa shops, it is expensive but is worth it.


jummo

bigsarge 08-10-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BUYSELLFIL (Post 7000166)
Where do you buy this product?

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I get it from the hardware store.


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