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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

I used Lexol cleaner and preservative on some MB seats and seems to do a good job without any remaining residue. Wound't think a cleaner would be necessary on the leather Overland dash since I dust it off regularly. I am still concerned about putting anything on it as it is new 2012 but it does look a little dry. It is garaged when not being driven but does get some sun when out in UT, etc.

Would like to hear more reports of any of these products on the Overland dash before I try anything more than a damp microfiber.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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Source is cracks on dash and leather people getting using armorall, some don't even suggest to use their products for tires. Just search different forums and you will read a lot. If you don't like your car or don't care - use it. Even by far not the best Meguiars are much better, just try it yourself and you will see results.
Meguiars is the first product I tried. It would not remove dirt on the frost beige interior. Then I tried Armorall wipes. They worked. Now I alternate the 2 on my Jeep and wife's car until they are used up.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

Armor all cleaning wipes do an excellent job on my black leather Overland seats,dash,steering and plastic trim.On the leather I follow up with Zaino leather conditioner.Leaves the interior as perfect as the day it was made and the smell is perfect,just like a leather factory.Cheers
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

I just applied some Lexol conditioner I had on hand to the passenger door leather. You apply and wipe it down after a couple of minutes. There is no streaking or discoloration. Goes on evenly. I will give this a couple of days so I can see in sunlight and continue with the dash at some point. So far I cannot see a difference but then again it is new vehicle and I think the conditioner will keep some moisture in the leather.

I may try Zymol or other brand at some point but as someone pointed out you should consider the Zymol Leather Treatment vs. the Conditioner. It is more concentrated and therefor the higher cost for the bottle. It seems like all the major brands mentioned here have someone to vouch for them so not sure it makes a big difference but I think the leather dash is a little different than seats as it would be easier to notice application problems or differences in the product there.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

I don't know, I use Armor all Natural finish interior cleaner once in a awhile and I like it alot for the dash. Works great, smells great, and no shine. I alternate that with Griot's leather cleaner , conditioner.

I also went to a home accessory store and purchased a few black oversized 100% cotton towels. I keep them on the floor behind me, so if I'm not going to use the sunshade, then I can throw the towel on the dash atleast. Cover the nav screen and top of the steering wheel. I like the look and feel of the leather dash. No sense in wasting it away in the sun sitting in a parking lot. It only takes a second, and dusts the dash off regularly anyway.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

I read over on Autogeek that most American car leather is "coated" and therefor the products under discussion may not do any good as they won't be absorbed. So I'm confused now whether to just wipe off the dust on occasion or actually apply a conditioner. I don't want the dash to dry out and don't want to put on the wrong product that will negatively affect something I decide to do in the future. Can this really be this complicated? There seems to be no definitive answer - you would think Jeep/Chrysler would explain the care of the leather dash but I've not found that. Maybe someone here has and I've not seen it yet?
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LEATHERIQUE FOR THE WIN!!!!!!

It's got Lexol beat, and any other readily available cleaner I've used from the Zone, or Advance, etc. Non-greasy, totally factory new look when you're done. The leather is soft and supple with no shine. Our detailing vendor Detailed Image carries it. I HIGHLY suggest it.
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But the question if these new seats even need all these leather products.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

Yes, this the right question. My information is that most U.S. leather, many seats and presumably the Jeep leather dash is a coated leather. I sent a question to Lexol and they said that if the leather is coated then none of the treatments/conditioners would penetrate. They said I should contact Jeep and find out what treatment process the leather has gone through. One would then know how to treat it or just dust with a damp cloth.

My question is, who can I contact at Jeep to answer this question? I will try and find a Jeep customer contact but someone here may know the right channel for this?
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Call the Jeep cares line. I'm sure they'll help you out.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

Just called Customer Assistance and he said I was second person to ask the question but he had no information on it other than to call the dealer. I called them and they, or at least person I spoke to in parts did not know either but he did say he wouldn't do anything initially as he had not heard of any problems. I will try going through my Jeep customer account.
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Re: Leather cleaner and protector?

I get the same phone number as my other method so I'm back to square one. Someone out there is a leather supplier to Jeep and would know the answer.
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