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Old 06-29-2016, 02:44 PM
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Suggestions on what leather cleaner products should i buy?

Any one got suggestions on what leather cleaner products should i buy to clean my seats??
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:58 PM
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I've moved your question to our detailing forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 06-29-2016, 08:05 PM
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I just vacumn it really well, then use a soft cloth that is slightly damp and buff with a clean soft cloth. That said, I've never had to try and clean anything that was heavily soiled.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:46 AM
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Any one got suggestions on what leather cleaner products should i buy to clean my seats??
I have tried many different types and the Wolgang leather cleaner and conditioner worked best. Seats are a treated leather (basically have a polyurethane coating) so in theory many light water based products work, but the Wolfgang is both mild and efficient.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:16 AM
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" Basic 3-Step Leather Care / Cleaning" - http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015...ther-care.html
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:18 PM
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" Basic 3-Step Leather Care / Cleaning" - http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015...ther-care.html
Interesting post. You suggest:

"Remove excess product and debris with a clean, damp 100% cotton micro fibre towel."


Do you know where I could purchase a 100% cotton micro fiber towel?
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:43 PM
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:57 PM
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:22 AM
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Pinnacle Leather cleaner followed by Pinnacle Leather Conditioner

or

Swissvax Leather cleaner followed by Swissvax Leather Milk conditioner

or my favourite

Chemical Guys Leather cleaner, then Chemical Guys leather conditioner, then Chemical Guys Leather Serum.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:43 AM
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I've had good luck with the lexol products. I'm sure there are better products out there but I haven't run out of the lexol stuff yet. Here's a demonstration I recorded on an X5 steering wheel:

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Old 07-18-2016, 03:55 PM
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I have always just wiped down weekly with a damp cloth, then protected with either 303 protectant or the same dressing I use on the dash & door panels. If you prefer an all in one type product, Meguiars quick interior Detailer or einszett cockpit premium are good choices if you like a matte finish that cleans and protects in one step. For more shine, my favorite is Chemical guys silk shine. Most BMW leathers are coated so you don't really need a leather cleaner since you're actually cleaning the coating on top of the leather.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:13 AM
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first, it depends

is the leather coated or not coated. That will dictate what "cleaner" to use.

IE. Coated, use an All purpose cleaner diluted down.
Non-coated, Leather masters, Pinnacle Black Label, etc.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:34 AM
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I'm not convinced it's needed.

Cool water and a soft cloth. Maintained regularly.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:33 AM
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I just bought the Leatherique cleaner & conditioner duo from reading all the Bimmer forums; the product seems to be a highly favored one.

Once I detail the interior/seats this weekend, I'll report back on the results of their use.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:06 PM
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I just bought the Leatherique cleaner & conditioner duo from reading all the Bimmer forums; the product seems to be a highly favored one.

Once I detail the interior/seats this weekend, I'll report back on the results of their use.
Not that you don't know this, but vacuum your leather before starting. There will probably be dirt in the seams. I put the conditioner on with my hand and just rub it in. Using a rag just wastes the product. You should notice a difference after using the cleaner. My beige interior looks very good for a 10 year old car.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:41 PM
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I use Swissvax. I think it works great, especially on heavenly soiled leather.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:20 PM
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Not that you don't know this, but vacuum your leather before starting. There will probably be dirt in the seams. I put the conditioner on with my hand and just rub it in. Using a rag just wastes the product. You should notice a difference after using the cleaner. My beige interior looks very good for a 10 year old car.
No worries - you are correct. The threads/posts that I've read all say to vacuum all crevices prior to starting the Leatherique duo.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the before/after results. I have the Terra color leather, so like your beige leather, I imagine there will be a noticeable difference in look and feel.
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