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Old 03-15-2009, 11:13 PM
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Does Lexol make leather shiny?

I've read conflicting messages on various threads.

Some say that Lexol makes leather shiny.

Some say that Lexol keeps the matte look of BMW seats.

I want my seats and interior to have the matte look that it originally came with. Will Lexol leave that finish?
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:24 AM
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It looks and smells much more natural than any other leather conditioner I've tried. I highly recommend it.

Don't overdo it though. You shouldn't need to apply it more than once every 6 months or so.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:11 AM
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Lexol definitely leaves a matte, natural finish. Nothing shiny about it.

Been using it for over 20 years and would never use anything else.

Make sure you massage it in with your fingers.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:42 AM
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Trick to giving off a good matted finish is to use a cotton towel to buff the leather after you apply the Lexol..this even outs product and takes that shine away
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:00 AM
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Trick to giving off a good matted finish is to use a cotton towel to buff the leather after you apply the Lexol..this even outs product and takes that shine away
+1

I apply it using a piece of an old t-shirt. Spray it on the rag (not directly on the leather) and apply. Allow time to be absorbed. I apply to entire interior, wait half an hour, then buff as above. Nice, matte finish.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:27 PM
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Massage the conditioner in with your fingers. It will really help to work it in. It always comes out nice and matte for me. I love the smell of healthy leather breathing in my car. Keeps the new car smell and feels/looks great. No need for any artificial fresheners.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:53 PM
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Exclamation Lexol

I've been using Lexol before I got my 87' 325is with black leather seats. Previously I used it on my Langlitz Leathers ( the best MC leathers in the USA ) and after 37 years they looked just like the day I got them in the mail. When I was on the YPD I used it on our department mandated Taylor Leathers every so often to clean away water residue and grime. It's just the BEST!
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:51 PM
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+1 on Lexol.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:22 PM
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I'm a huge fan of lexol. Maybe twice, three times a year in chicago Due to the heat and the cold. I like to let the car heat up a little in the sun, than apply a quick coat. Pull it back into the garage and than one more coat kinda put on slightly wet.

Let it sit for a day and than, drive it. Great smell, very natural.


Also works great on Shoes and Baseball gloves if you have the need.

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Old 07-09-2009, 05:05 PM
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did mine with lexol last w/e. great matte finish. follow the instructions, and you'll be impressed with your handiwork
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love Lexol. i am getting a sudsier app now and it feels firmer and more comfortable. +1
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