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best way to keep leather clean and protected

any ideas? My WK2 is only 3 week old an already has some smudges....
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

For day to day cleaning just a damp towel will clean them up well.

I've just starts using Leather Masters leather products, give them a Google. Very satisfied...
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

Use Zymol. Apply cleaner, then conditioner, once every six months. You can spot clean as necessary.

http://www.amazon.com/Zymol-Leather-.../dp/B0002JN51K
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

I have always used Mequiars Leather Cleaner and Conditioner on my other vehicles. I prefer the squeeze bottle to the spray bottle.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

Just be sure that these thick, creme type conditioners are water based. I've used both the Zymol and the Meguiars leather products and wasn't impressed.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

My dad had a cut on his right forearm few months back and he got blood all over the passenger door leather arm rest. I have been too lazy to clean it off should be interesting to see if I can get it out after 3 months.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

I had some smudges on my dark frost beige/light frost beige leather from the guys at the tire shop. I tried to remove them with Stoner Invisible Glass with no effect, so I tried some degreaser and it took the smudges right out with no apparent ill effect on the leather.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

Some people say rubbing alcohol will get any stain out of leather.

I haven't tried it on any of my leather products that get stained simply because I'm not too sure of the long term damage if I use it often enough.

I assume for a stain and non-regular use it may work well but I'd recommend giving Meguiar products a try. I have used their leather cleaner several times on my leather couch and on some of our cars. It does a pretty good job, but I wouldn't claim it to be anything SUPER SPECIAL. It's your average leather cleaner.

I heard the Turtle Wax ICE cleaner does wonders, buut I think that's supposed to be for vinyl and upholstery. I actually haven't tried it so I can't tell you if it is great or not. I also recall that Turtle Wax products are awful when it comes to wax so maybe their leather and upholstery cleaners are not so good as well.

If you get some feedback let me know. I'm looking for something better than the Meguiar products I use but in Kuwait I don't usually find much variety and I bulk bought my Meguiar because I haven't seen their products in Kuwait for a while now.

Almost running out too so if anyone can recommend a real good leather cleaner (hopefully not too shiny after use, I prefer the "matte" look on the interior) please keep me posted.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

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My dad had a cut on his right forearm few months back and he got blood all over the passenger door leather arm rest. I have been too lazy to clean it off should be interesting to see if I can get it out after 3 months.

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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

Yikes guys. Only use products designed for leather on your leather. Glass cleaner is for glass.
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

I actually just bought some armor all leather wipes and they worked great.
I was starting to get some blueish tint to the side of my seats from my jeans and they took the stains right out!
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Re: best way to keep leather clean and protected

Zaino, their leather cleaner and protector is one of the best.
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