Originally Posted by overlanding
I'm curious if leather conditioning is even worth it.
What Ive read elsewhere seems to indicate that leather conditioning is NOT worth it. Apparently the manual says to just use a damp cloth to KEEP the leather clean (in other words, dont let the dirt/grit/grime get an upper-hand).
Apparently, even the most expensive "leather" interior is merely a paper-thin veneer on a plastic backing and the "Leather Conditioner" will be useless at best...potentially harmful at worst as it COULD work to brake down the bonding between the leather and the plastic.
(Shrug) I dont know for sure...which is why I invite the comments. hahahah
What I can say for sure is that the only thing that has worn out on my 12 JKU after 122k miles...is the leather on the left side of the drivers seat. I've noticed the same cracking in other jeeps and I can only speculate it may be due to the added wear from the stitching in the left rear pocket of the driver as they rotate in and out of the vehicle....as good a guess as any.
Obviously...I now know that the leather isnt covered by the otherwise amazing Lifetime Warranty....so Im looking for pointers on keeping it all as nice as I can....inside and out.