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Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

I just purchased a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with black leather seats last week. What is the best method/materials/schedule for keeping the leather seats in good condition?

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Old 08-15-2016, 07:11 PM
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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

Dust them off occasionally. Wipe them down with a mild detergent/water if they need a little more cleaning. That's it. The leather is sealed. There's nothing else to do to maintain them.
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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

I almost agree with Jim. I will substitute wipe with damp cloth, instead of dust. I hate wiping any surface dry.

Just like most mass produced furniture is finished with urethane (plastic) so is most, maybe all, Jeep leather. In both cases it is pretty difficult for any treatment to reach the underlying material.

And, as I always caution, don't automatically believe what you read on the internet. See what your owner's manual says on the subject.

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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

Yep, a damp cloth followed by a dry one is all I've ever used on leather seats.
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Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

I use Meguiars all purpose cleaner diluted 10:1 on my entire interior including my seats. Cleans better than any product I've ever used in an interior. It leaves zero residue or wipe marks once it dries. I highly recommend it!

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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

Yeah, I mostly just use a damp rag and wipe them down good. But, I've got beige leather and sometimes the kiddos leave scuff marks that don't always come up with a damp cloth.

Every six months or so I'll lightly wipe them down with this
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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

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I use Meguiars all purpose cleaner diluted 10:1 on my entire interior including my seats. Cleans better than any product I've ever used in an interior. It leaves zero residue or wipe marks once it dries. I highly recommend it!

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Might be a stupid question, but what kind of cloths are using to wipe the leather down? Also, does this work to clean scuffs off of plastic?
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Might be a stupid question, but what kind of cloths are using to wipe the leather down? Also, does this work to clean scuffs off of plastic?

I use standard micro fiber towels that I get from Costco (36qty - 16"x16") and use them for general cleaning on the interior, door jambs and under the hood.

The Meguiars works incredibly well on everything inside. I use it constantly for scuffs on my driver side door panel. IMHO It's the best all around cleaner for detailing.


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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

I use a damp micro fiber cloth for cleaning in a hurry. Every couple months I do a deep clean and use Blue Magic leather cream conditioner. I rub it in with a spare foam waxing pad on all the seats then wipe it up after a few minutes with a dry microfiber. Leaves them looking like factory. Like someone said before, the leather is treated, so I am not sure if the conditioner is actually getting into the leather. I just like the look and feel of it after applying it. Plus it seems to stay scuff and lint free longer than just wiping it down.
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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

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I use a damp micro fiber cloth for cleaning in a hurry. Every couple months I do a deep clean and use Blue Magic leather cream conditioner. I rub it in with a spare foam waxing pad on all the seats then wipe it up after a few minutes with a dry microfiber. Leaves them looking like factory. Like someone said before, the leather is treated, so I am not sure if the conditioner is actually getting into the leather. I just like the look and feel of it after applying it. Plus it seems to stay scuff and lint free longer than just wiping it down.
The reason it probably stays scuff free longer is because after cleaning them up you are a bit more careful, for a while.

That's a good thing!

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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

Meguiars Gold Class Leather Cleaner & Conditioner. Worked great when I got my Overland. Have black leather interior. Use it almost every month on dashboard during the summer to keep in good condition.


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Re: Best way to clean and maintain leather seats

i picked up some used SRT seats that had something sticky on the middle mesh part and used Turtle Wax brand leather cleaner + conditioner that was on sale at O'Reilys yesterday for $4bux...works great
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