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    Cleaning your leather

    Just wondering, what are you guys using to clean the leather seats and what are you using to keep the leather from drying out? Right now, I'm using Mothers products, so I want to know if there's anything better to use.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    i use mothers also i love the products i use mothers leather cleaner first then mothers leather conditioner works and looks great

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    I use Zaino leather cleaner, and then their conditioner, our shops used Lexol for many years, it works good too.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    meguiars is very good in my opionion.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone
    I use Zaino leather cleaner, and then their conditioner, our shops used Lexol for many years, it works good too.
    I agree with hcvone. Either lexol or zaino. Both do almost the same in cleaning and conditioning.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone
    I use Zaino leather cleaner, and then their conditioner, our shops used Lexol for many years, it works good too.
    Sorry to revive such an old thread. I'm buying a used Caddy today (it will be my first)!

    Can Zaino leather cleaner & conditioner be purchased anyplace besides the internet?

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    Quote Originally Posted by mjflem
    Sorry to revive such an old thread. I'm buying a used Caddy today (it will be my first)!

    Can Zaino leather cleaner & conditioner be purchased anyplace besides the internet?
    Depends where you live, you may have a distributor near you. E-mail info@zainobros.com , for more info.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    First clean with any type of leather cleaner. Then dress with Pinnacle Leather Conditioner. Goes on smooth and you can see how lavish the conditioner is for your leather. I've used them all ie Megs, Mothers, Zaino, Blackfire, etc. and Pinnacle conditioner is the best.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    are there any fillers or sealers to fix cracked leather?
    they arent major cracks just like the leather began to chip n crack

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    I have had excellent success with leatherique and they have an sytem for refinishing, dyeing and crack repair.
    http://www.leatherique.com/

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    Leather needs to be conditioned 3-4 times a year to prevent it from drying out. Once the process has started, cracks and splits start to form. visit my web site for the PH balanced cleaner and conditioner, you won't be disappointed. www.perfectautofinish.com Gary

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    I used to be a firm believer and advocate of Lexol products and don't get me wrong - they work very well. I'ts just that I've found something better and that is Leatherique, both the pre-cleaner and conditioner.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    Quote Originally Posted by Frost
    I used to be a firm believer and advocate of Lexol products and don't get me wrong - they work very well. I'ts just that I've found something better and that is Leatherique, both the pre-cleaner and conditioner.
    I second the motion and suggest moving it to the floor for a vote.....Leatherique.com -Frost is entirely correct.

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    I cleaned my 10 month old leather seats for the first time with the Lexol cleaner. The store didn't have any Lexol conditioner, so bought Meguire's instead. The stuff has a bad smell and took away what was left of the natural leather smell I love. Tried some oder out stuff that seemed to do nothing, and bought the "leather" scented fragrance tree. It stinks, and not even close to the smell of leather.

    Re-conditioned trying a product from Four Star. Better smell, but not much help. Two weeks later my seats are valiantly trying to fight back to bring me some of their smell.

    Doing a search for leather scent brought up a number of products, but none were any kind of an oil, which I had somehow thought might exist. The descriptions for all the others each claim to smell like leather, so I ordered one, which should be here later today.

    I was trying to think of some magazine or website that would buy a comparison article so I could afford the time and money to sample many, but couldn't think of anyplace that would do that.

    I'll post my opinion of the scent when the UPS driver gets here.

    Does anyone know of a product or procedure to get that true leather scent back?

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    Re: Cleaning your leather

    I iwll post an article I wrote on leather care soon for you guys. Gary

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