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Thread: "steel wool-not just for chrome anymore"

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    Thumbs up "steel wool-not just for chrome anymore"

    i find this as a handy and time saving technique. im sure everyone has seen a steering wheel (or armrest, anything grainy, leather or rubber) that is really need of a cleaning its like the dirt is on top of other dirt, you clean it and all the dirt in the grains of the leather just wont comew out right? wrong get a mild detergent like you would normally use on the leather doesnt have to be strong, spray some on the affected area get some fine steel wool and lightly scrub the wet piece with the wool, then dry and enjoy your new clean area.(as with all applications of cleaners etc test a inconspicuos area first)

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    Re: "steel wool-not just for chrome anymore"

    A scotch bright pad is a little better less chance of scratching the surface..

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    Re: "steel wool-not just for chrome anymore"

    Good idea about the Scotch Brite....I would think the steel wool (especially 0000) would leave little metal slivers behind....and guess what....they rust!!!

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    Re: "steel wool-not just for chrome anymore"

    I would also worry about the steel wool, even 0000, im happy to use it on my crome and even paint if i think itll help in situations. but on dyed leather i would be worried. Armor-all orange cleaning wipes do a fantastic job on dirt and grease, it even gets into small creases. And a hit with mcguires leather conditioner keeps the dirt off. The best way to keep you leather clean is through prevention. clean hands/ clothes, and frequent cleaning and conditioning (once a month would be fantastic, maybe more than enough.)


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