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Re: Overland Leather

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The middle console is leather too, at least per Jeep descriptions of the Overland.
I forgot about that, I conditioned it too. Took a few days before my elbow stopped ticking to it The shift knob and steering wheel are leather too.

(BTW, it's just the top of the center console box that's leather, everything else is hard plastic)
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Re: Overland Leather

95% of all cars manufactured after 1997 with leather have a thin vinyl coating on the leather surface that requires more than a cream based conditioner to permeate the micro-perforations in the vinyl. What's needed is a liquid leather conditioner that can reach the leather to hydrate and condition.

I did some of this research before I took ownership of my spiffy new Blackberry Limited
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Re: Overland Leather

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95% of all cars manufactured after 1997 with leather have a thin vinyl coating on the leather surface that requires more than a cream based conditioner to permeate the micro-perforations in the vinyl. What's needed is a liquid leather conditioner that can reach the leather to hydrate and condition.

I did some of this research before I took ownership of my spiffy new Blackberry Limited
Thanks! I actually learned something today! It sounded reasonable but still I had never heard of this vinyl coating. I did research too and it is really true.

Wow, you never are too old to learn. Thanks again.
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Vinyl coating? Thanks for the tip, which suggests that cleaning it is fine but trying to condition it makes little sense.
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Re: Overland Leather

The coating is usually urethene and just like clearcoat requires the oils to be replenished. The oils found in leather cleaners will penetrate coated leather otherwise the leather would fade/crack. The leather conditioners will penetrate and replensih the oils needed for the leather to stay healthy.
For cleaning apply a good cleaner like BlueMagic Leather and vinyl cleaner on to an applicator pad and apply to one area at a time (i.e. a seat back). You can also use woolite/water mixture)Gently agitate the surface with a boars hair brush or microfiber towel. This removes dirt and will not harm the leather. Use a clean, damp Microfiber towel to rinse the leather.
For conditioning I use BlueMagic leather conditioner because it has a collagen base and will replenish the oils. You may also consider a UV protectant if you live in a warmer climate like texas, Az etc etc.
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Re: Overland Leather

I am a fan of Zymol leather cleaner for frequent usage and apply Zymol conditioner monthly.
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Re: Overland Leather

I've had a car with leather as well and I haven't heard of what any of you have used, but I will look into it. I use to own a 2002 Pontiac Grand Pre GTP and I always used Meguiars. I bought my car new in 2002 and used Maguiars unitl I sold it in 2010. I never had any cracks in the leather and it always looked good. It has a nice smell at least to me, and it made the leather look good. I tried Armourall and will never use it again. I always applied during the spring and again in the fall. Lots of detail went towards mjy dash. I usually applied about three times on the dash area since it would get the most sun. I also applied it to all my plastic parts and never had any problems. I know that Maguiars leather care isn't the best but I really had no problems with it. I used it in my Jeep and it was a lot better then what the dealership sprayed in. Also I like the Maguiars wipes. The cream is great, but the cream will build up in the seat vents, the wipes will not do it as much.
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Re: Overland Leather

Our pre-vinyl coated optional "Luxury Leather" seats in our '94 Limited have nary a crack or other issue. Yet, we've done nothing to them but plop our backsides down.

Presumably it depends on the leather. I had a '64 Mustang with racing package and leather, and the seats started showing slight cracks after several years. (Still kicking myself for getting rid of it!)

I seem to recall Jeep says to leave the WK2 leather alone and not use conditioners, but I don't have a manual so can't be certain.
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Re: Overland Leather

Take a look at the leather seats in a 60's Cadillac or Mercedes and you will see creases similar to the palm of your hand and dings. In the "old days" whole split hides were used.
I have been told that now a sort of "particle board" fabrication of leather is used as it is consistent thickness and can be made to size. This also allows for a consistently smooth surface. It is still leather.
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Re: Overland Leather

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...duct_Code=Z-10

Easily best stuff you can buy for leather... Even has the exact new car smell to it. Look up reviews i am telling you ive used them all. This is the BEST!!!
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I seem to recall Jeep says to leave the WK2 leather alone and not use conditioners, but I don't have a manual so can't be certain.
From page 515 of the owner's manual:
Leather Seat Care And Cleaning
MOPAR Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
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 or equivalent. 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.
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