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Old 02-26-2013, 04:45 PM
MargaretBurke MargaretBurke is offline
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Oyster leather seats

What product do you guys recommend for cleaning and conditioning leather seats. My x3 is on order with the oyster interior and I want to keep them clean and conditioned without drying out the leather.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:15 PM
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I use Leatherique Pristine Clean. I use the rejuvenator oil for conditioning and keeping the leather soft. I've used both for years. Click on the product photo, then the clean and condition link. I usually order the 32 oz special that comes with one bottle of each. If you just want to try it for the first time you may want the 16 oz special but it goes fast if you clean your seats frequently as I do.

However, there are lots of options out there that work well. I've just had good success with this company's products.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:16 PM
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:03 AM
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Another vote here for Lexol as a cleaner/preservative. Apply liberally, work in with stiff bristle brush and then wipe with towel/microfiber.

I did an interweb search a couple of years back and purchased a gallon of the stuff...transfer working amounts to a empty liquid diswasher bottle/dispenser and you are good to go for the next couple of years (at least). I also apply Lexol semi-annually to my leather motorcycle gloves and boots.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:20 AM
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I have had excellent results with Zymol leather cleaner.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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I've been using Griot's products on our 2011 and they also work well. Removed some blue jean stain with little effort and the seats continue to look new.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:06 PM
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I've used both Lexol and Zymol to good effect. I like Zymol a bit better. I've used it on briefcases, leather jackets and other stuff, and it seems to get the job done well.
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