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Old 11-07-2009, 02:16 PM
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Leahter Seats in 2006 X3

I went to clean leather seats in Bmw after i got done cleaning seats in my Mazda Speed3.

I started to wipe seats with cleaner, only to realize that the seats started to peel off on the sides of the seats. It looked like i was scratching off a lottery ticket. Is there some kind of protective coating or r these seats not real leather.

I bought the 2006 X3 used with 28000 miles on it from dealership, its my first bmw any help on seats would be great. I have used same cleaner on all my cars that had leather seats over the years with no problem Lexol cleaner and conditioner
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:37 PM
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Silly question, but do you have leather or leatherette in your car?

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Old 11-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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they are heated leather seats, is what the window sticker says, but the sides on the seats dont look like leather

now on the leatherette was there a coating on them to make them look more like real leather?

cause as i was cleaning, it look like i was just taking off a very thin coating, then under that layer the seat is not discolored and looked normal but it looked like peeling skin or a lottery ticket getting scratched off.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:23 PM
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Leather seats

The leather seats have a reflective piping down the middle of the seats, so check for that.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:27 PM
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