Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Best leather cleaner and conditioner? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Perhaps routine cleaning is all the "conditioning" required? Or, you might consider using the same conditioning chemicals you regularily apply ...
A leather customizer told me that the only thing he uses to clean is 100% mineral spirits and the only thing he uses to condition is mink oil. I found the mineral spirits at Murrays, but make sure it says 100% mineral spirits. I had an old SHO that I was trying to sell and one problem I had was getting the stains off the leather (don't ask). I tried maguires and blue coral - nothing. The mineral spirits and elbow grease licked those stains pretty good. The mineral spirits really dries out the leather, so be sure you condition soon after you use it. The mink oil gives the leather that soft showroom feel and look. You can find mink oil at a leather supply store, shoe repair, or just about anyplace they sell shoe polish. You can get a $5 tub of it that will last 2 years if you treat the leather once every 3 weeks in the summer. Yes, it is oil based. No, it will not stain your clothes unless you leave clumps all over the seats.
The armorall leather wipes that I have used before leave a film behind. I know that most cadillac dealerships use mink oil when they interior clean you r car and use it for showroom cars. I guess what I am looking for is something that will remove the stains the best. I have a neutral interior and my seats look horrible..what's the best for dirt removal
Only question that remains is...how often should the leather be "serviced"? Whenever it gets dirty, yea, but if you cannot physically see it becoming dirty, about how often should you plan on a year/ month/ etc?
Automobile(s): 2013 CTSV Coupe , 2012 Escalade, 2014 SRX
H.V., Pa/Town of Webb, NY
Re: Best leather cleaner and conditioner?
It depends on how much dirt you get on your leather, a convertible will need more cleaning if you drive a lot with the top down, if you work construction you will need to clean your leather more, everyone is different, there maybe no "rule of thumb" to follow, you may need to clean your leather once a year or once a month.
I guess in my situation, 2-3 times a year sounds acceptable. It doesn't get very dirty, and I know this because everyone says..."your shit is cleannnnn". I dont get dirty, so the seats wont get too dirty is my guess. Hopefully that is enough to keep them as nice as possible.
I read a post talking about alot of stuff on cleaning the leather, but alot of the products had to be ordered specially. I just want to run to the auto store for now and get the best styuff they have? Whats the best cleaner/conditoner combo or seperate cleaner conditoner that I can get at the store for now?
Try Lexol Leatherb cleaner and Lexol Leather conditioner. They work great.
lifter 1 comes in a spray foam can works great cleans and protecs smell like new car smell or should i say new leather smell.i have used it for about two years now keeps leather soft and is easy to use.