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Old 09-01-2019, 09:01 AM
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Leather rubber coating rubbing off?

Has anyone else had this happen or seen it? If so what can I do to fix it cause it hurts me to see it every single time I'm in the car
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:05 AM
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It’s probably from whatever you put on your skin daily. Like a moisturizer. You could refinish it and then stop what you put on.


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Old 09-01-2019, 01:02 PM
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Are you using any commercially (heavily) marketed auto products for leather/vinyl? e.g. I stopped using Armorall about 10 years ago when I learned it did not protect auto vinyls and may have actually harmed most of them. For most interior cleaning I use a water-based interior detail spray - applied to a microfiber cloth NOT on the surface itself. For extremely dirty surfaces using a little diluted MILD detergent on a damp microfiber works too.
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Have those pieces professionally resurfaced and/or replace the pieces. Then, stop doing what you are doing to make it do that.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:11 AM
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a little diluted MILD detergent on a damp microfiber works too.
Please, Mister Wizard, what is a MILD detergent?

Looking for the answer I learned that interfacial surface tension may be a measure of the potential effectiveness of a surfactant, but found no hierarchy of the dozens of common surfactant detergents.

Were I to need a mild detergent I would probably use a not fully saponified soap, a fatty oily soap, well diluted.

Alternatively, perhaps Woolite by Reckitt Benckiser, with ingredients
Alkylbenzene sulfonic acid
C12-16 alcohols ethoxylated <<== I suspect these act as the ‘fats’ to be saponified.
Sodium laureth sulfate <<== the very most common detergent surfactant
Sodium hydroxide <<== there is the saponifying base.
Coconut acid
Triethanolamine
Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate
Sodium chloride
Proprietary inert filler
Sodium formate
Fragrance
Butylated hydroxytoluene
Benzisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
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Please, Mister Wizard, what is a MILD detergent?

Looking for the answer I learned that interfacial surface tension may be a measure of the potential effectiveness of a surfactant, but found no hierarchy of the dozens of common surfactant detergents.

Were I to need a mild detergent I would probably use a not fully saponified soap, a fatty oily soap, well diluted.

Alternatively, perhaps Woolite by Reckitt Benckiser, with ingredients
Alkylbenzene sulfonic acid
C12-16 alcohols ethoxylated <<== I suspect these act as the ‘fats’ to be saponified.
Sodium laureth sulfate <<== the very most common detergent surfactant
Sodium hydroxide <<== there is the saponifying base.
Coconut acid
Triethanolamine
Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate
Sodium chloride
Proprietary inert filler
Sodium formate
Fragrance
Butylated hydroxytoluene
Benzisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone

GEE - WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!! We can always count on you keeping it simple for those of us who are mere rocket scientists

And the salutation is NOT "Mister Wizard" ... for you it's YOUR HIGHNESS!! Mind your station in life
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