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I know some might think this should go into the detailing section, but since it applies directly to the seats in my Seville I thought I'd post it here...

So my trusty old bottle of Megs Gold Class Leather Conditioner (the old cream, not the new spray) has finally just about ran out, so I took a ride down to Advance Auto and picked up a bottle of Lexol Conditioner. I went about my normal routine of wiping the seats down with my H-D leather care wipes and then went on with the Lexol. Even after letting it soak in and buffing off the excess my seats still have a shiny look to them. Somethings I like to be shiny - chrome, paint... not leather seats. So now I have shiny seats and I'm out ten bucks...

I thought I would just try it since a lot of people recommend it... but I think I'll just have to pony up the $35 for some Leatherique...
 

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Good thread! I was just wondering what to use on my car for it's leather.
 

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meguiars only sir
Almost as bad as Mother's! Damn idiots think Mother's is the secret of all car cleaning. JUNK!

Meguiars is almost as bad. I would sooner deal with Armor All, who cares if the name carries less of an image of class. The products produce a better finished result.
 

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You probably put way too much on. I'm a detailer and use lexol cleaner and conditioner and have never had greasy slippery seats. You would have better results if you used less. Meguiers, mothers, armor all, all crap.
 

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You probably put way too much on. I'm a detailer and use lexol cleaner and conditioner and have never had greasy slippery seats. You would have better results if you used less. Meguiers, mothers, armor all, all crap.
Well... I can't say I've detailed anyone else's cars.. but I've been doing mine for darn near 20 years now. I was trying to think what I used before the Megs cream... I think always just used good ol' saddle soap and mink oil. I never experienced any cracking with the Megs and I've been using that for quite a few years now. As far as the lexol goes I don't think I used too much at all. I used one good squirt on one of my microfiber pads per seat. I let them sit for a little bit and then buffed them dry with some softcloths. Like I said, they're not really greasy, so much as they're shiny. Noticeably shinier than they were before.

I just don't like it... I think I'm going to have the wife order some Leatherique sometime this week.
 

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This Leatherique sounds like the stuff to use. I'll have to check into that for the Benz...$37 does sound a bit high though. I can buy the M-B leather cleaner at the dealer for $12.
 

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I think the problem is not all automotive leathers are the same, by far - I'm sure different manufacturers buy differently treated leather, so what works on one car may not give the same results on another. I really doubt that the hides in a R-R are the same as the hides in a Tacoma. Automotive leathers are probably treated and dyed with all sorts of different stuff. As I told Mr. Goff in a PM, I use and am satisfied with Duragloss Leather conditioner.
 
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