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Hello all! First of all I want to apologize if there's already a thread that covers this, but my brief search returned nothing. My question for you all today is: How do you keep your leather seats in good condition, clean, soft and wrinkle/crack-free? What products or methods have you used and which would you recommend?

Looking around online, there seem to be a million products for leather cleaning and conditioning, but very few if any seem to mention top coated leather (I assume the leather used in the Brougham is coated, as water doesn't absorb into the leather in mine but just beads on the surface). I've heard good things about Leatherique, but I'm concerned that it will only work well on uncoated leather, where the product can get into the leather itself. Has anyone used Leatherique and had good results from it? Or have you had luck with other products or methods? Many thanks for your responses.
 

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I use "Armor All Leather Care" on my `78 Deville leather seats.
Good stuff--it`s thick and stays on a long time.
Conditions the leather and protects.
 

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I've used Eagle One leather cleaner followed by their conditioner as well as several other brands over the years, all with good results. It is important to use a good leather cleaner before applying the conditioner. Light colors show dirt very easily, but even dark colors hold a lot of dirt, and putting conditioner on dirty leather accelerates the accumulation of dirt. Although it's usually a given, try the cleaner on a small area before attempting to clean a large seat panel or steering wheel rim to be sure it doesn't remove the leather finish color. Also, be sure to let the conditioner soak, then buff the leather to a shine after using the conditioner. If you leave the conditioner to soak without wiping it down sometime after application, the leather can be sticky and attract a lot of dust and grime.
 

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The leather has dye which is like a paint. I have used Leatherique products many times with excellent results, although the procedures are time and labor intensive, with patience the nourished leather will have a remarkably softer and luxurious feel. Good luck! :)
 

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Back in the day I used to spray my 79 Fleetwood with "Toyota" silicone spray. It worked extremely well but the formula changed a real long time ago.

Now I use McQuires spray on, its ok. The key is to alaways keep the leather clean and use the conditioner products sparingly but often.

Ive been experimenting with SEM dye with better than expected results, but its not needed if the seats are in good condition.

Also "blue jeans" are a killer of leather seat finishes.
 

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Blue jeans in a Cadillac? How gauche!:tisk:

Who do you think we are, Jay Leno?!
I wish I was Jay Leno. I could actually afford to fix all my cars.


BTW, use dove bar (darker blue box) in warm water with a soft cloth (lather the cloth in a bucket of warm water, ring the cloth so it's slightly wet then wipe the seat with the cloth. Use another wet warm cloth to rinse, then a dry cloth to dry). Works surprisingly well for moisturizing/ light cleaning, and actually brings back the smell.
 

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I use lexol leather cleaner followed by lexol leather conditioner. They're available on Amazon and not too expensive. Haven't had a chance to use it on the brougham but did wonders on my deville. I couldn't believe how much crap came off.
 

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I wish I was Jay Leno. I could actually afford to fix all my cars.


BTW, use dove bar (darker blue box) in warm water with a soft cloth (lather the cloth in a bucket of warm water, ring the cloth so it's slightly wet then wipe the seat with the cloth. Use another wet warm cloth to rinse, then a dry cloth to dry). Works surprisingly well for moisturizing/ light cleaning, and actually brings back the smell.
What flavor works best?:hmm:

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I wish I was Jay Leno. I could actually afford to fix all my cars.


BTW, use dove bar (darker blue box) in warm water with a soft cloth (lather the cloth in a bucket of warm water, ring the cloth so it's slightly wet then wipe the seat with the cloth. Use another wet warm cloth to rinse, then a dry cloth to dry). Works surprisingly well for moisturizing/ light cleaning, and actually brings back the smell.

Wonder if Leno goes to pullapart?
 
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