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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 07-26-2012, 10:43 AM
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Leather protector

What is everyone suggest to keep the leather in the new BMW the same as it is now? Any recommendations?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:46 PM
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:27 PM
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This. Or check out Leatherique.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:06 PM
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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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Old 07-29-2012, 09:46 AM
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What can be used on the dash? What is that material? Leather? Leatherette?
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:08 AM
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Lexol on the leather and Formula 303 on the plastic.

Two times a year.

Works for me.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:44 PM
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:58 PM
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Lexol is the best OTC cleaner/conditioner. Easily accessible as well.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:22 PM
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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.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:30 AM
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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!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:45 AM
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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.
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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
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:18 PM
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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.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:45 AM
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I have the Oyster Leather and a 7 year old so I did the Resistall through the dealership.... Knock on wood.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:36 AM
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What can be used on the dash? What is that material? Leather? Leatherette?
I like Aerospace 303 protectant. It leaves a matte finish.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:54 AM
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Where do you buy this product?

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:04 AM
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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.


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Old 08-10-2012, 01:57 PM
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