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Old 04-18-2016, 06:26 PM
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Does anyone know if the saddle leather requires any special types of cleaner or special care?

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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

Any type of leather care should work , although unless it is in the sun all the time it shouldn't be too bad. I have a spray can of leather cleaner/conditioner that keeps it clean and soft but the label has come off so not sure of the brand. i use it every few months when I give the jeep a good cleaning.
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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

I was wondering about leather care for the perforated and vented leather seats. Don't want to use too much liquid if it's going to get into the ventilation system?
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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

You don't spray it directly on the leather , just a small amount on a rag and wipe it , so there should be no large amount of liquid put on at all. A can will last you a long time as a little goes a long way.
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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

As I have black seats on my '11 and non perforated leather I don't have a preference,so I use armorall leathercare,spray it directly on the leather evenly,and use a soft lint free cloth to rub in and wipe off any excess so it's even,I do it monthly,(just my preference) and have done from new,hence,my leather is still really good and crease free.Now on our '15 it has perforated leather and lighter leather,so I choose to use meguirs leather care(liquid form,not cream,and spray that on the cloth and then clean and condition the seats,I choose not to use the armorall because I did read that it can,(not will,can) cause dark spots on tan or pebble colored leather,don't know if that's true but didn't want to chance it.Anyway,hope that helps.There ARE a plethora of products available,but prefer these brands through personal choice.Always use lint free cloths (can get a pack of 20 blue lint free cloths from Home Depot for under $10)so you don't leave bits of cloth on your seats.I did try the leather care wipes but find its tough to get even coverage.Probably just me,but swapped and opted for the spray formulas as they work best for me.Everyone has their own preference,those are mine.
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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

From my owners manual...

"Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and MOPAR Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition."

I've never used anything more than a damp cloth followed by a dry one.
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Re: 2012 Summit leather care

I don't have a summit so I cannot say that I have used it on that leather but I have done this on several pieces of Lester furniture and leather boots (military not cowboy). To clean anything that doesn't come off with a wipe down use saddle soap, it's a cream soap that cleans, conditions, and helps preserve the leather and doesn't foam up too much. If you want to add a slight shine to it you can use any of the decent leather conditioner sprays. Works like a charm.
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