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Re: The Best staff to clean leather on Jeep

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I only use leatherique on my SRT seats and my wifes Lexus. Both still look new
Scottina, does the leatherique leave a glossy or matte finish? I looked at their website and it looks like an effective product. I've tried Lexol and some others but like I said before, all of them seem to leave a glossy finish and feel somewhat oily. I'd like a product that leaves that matte finish and leaves the leather supple and soft without being greasy
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:08 PM
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Re: The Best staff to clean leather on Jeep

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Scottina, does the leatherique leave a glossy or matte finish? I looked at their website and it looks like an effective product. I've tried Lexol and some others but like I said before, all of them seem to leave a glossy finish and feel somewhat oily. I'd like a product that leaves that matte finish and leaves the leather supple and soft without being greasy
Try the 303 Aerospace!
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Lexol leather cleaner followed by Lexol leather treatment is probably the best off the shelf product. I've been using it on my vehicles for 20 years and have not found anything that's significantly better. http://www.lexol.com/
I agree... Lexol Conditioner, but I use saddle soap as a cleaner, work both into the leather and stitching with a soft brush and wipe off excess
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Try the 303 Aerospace!
haha...I'm actually looking into it now...have you tried the fabric guard too? I'm thinking about using it on the carpets...i hate the residue that the salt and grime leaves where people didnt step onto the slushpads
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Scottina, does the leatherique leave a glossy or matte finish? I looked at their website and it looks like an effective product. I've tried Lexol and some others but like I said before, all of them seem to leave a glossy finish and feel somewhat oily. I'd like a product that leaves that matte finish and leaves the leather supple and soft without being greasy

read about it here...

http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather-C27/


There are two products...the prestine clean and the oil. They do not leave a glossy, oily surface.
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Re: The Best stuff to clean leather on Jeep

All products & methods suggested I've tried w success! IMO, I like the non-slick dry feel of the Lexol dressing the best! I would agree, the Zaino has a very nice smell. As an oil dressing treatment, another consideration is what color interior... if light colors; many of the dressings over time darken leather as the oil soaks into leather. The Lexol-NF product doesn't darken leather and leaves a dry soft finish. I mainly use the Lexol-NF product for all colors because I've noticed a little less dust collection too. Most important, I would agree with the other comments is to clean thoroughly before applying any oil dressing.
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I've used the fabric protectant on my wranglers soft top...it stinks...not sure you'll want to spray it inside your Jeep. It did an amazing job, just stunk.

I scotchguard the interior carpeting and use Weathertech mats...no salt stain issues.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:07 PM
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Re: The Best staff to clean leather on Jeep

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haha...I'm actually looking into it now...have you tried the fabric guard too? I'm thinking about using it on the carpets...i hate the residue that the salt and grime leaves where people didnt step onto the slushpads
Haven't tried the fabric guard yet but do recall hearing positive reviews about it. I ended up going with the Weathertech mats to protect the carpet.

Based on the positive comments here I may have to give the lexol a shot but it has it's work cut out for it to replace the 303 in my garage. I love being able to grab one bottle to do essentially the whole interior, all black plastic trim on the exterior, tires and more.
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Haven't tried the fabric guard yet but do recall hearing positive reviews about it. I ended up going with the Weathertech mats to protect the carpet.

Based on the positive comments here I may have to give the lexol a shot but it has it's work cut out for it to replace the 303 in my garage. I love being able to grab one bottle to do essentially the whole interior, all black plastic trim on the exterior, tires and more.
IMO one product for all things is a compromise at best, leather needs a proper leather treatment to make it last, saddle soap and lexol conditioner and or NF oil are time proven products. I would clean with the soap ( which also has a protectant/conditioner in it) even on new seats to remove any protectant work it into the pores with a soft brush then wipe down with a clean towel.First treatment after cleaning I like to slop the conditioner on and agitate with a soft brush and work it in on smooth leather leaving an even wet coat then let it sit over night, most or all of the conditioner will soak right into the leather by morning then just buff them down with a towel now all you need is a wipe down with conditioner on a cloth when you clean out the interior. On perforated leather I would not make it so wet, probably work off a cloth , but its ok to get soap or conditioner in the holes just don't really soak it. Both products finish clear and will seal edges of punch holes and prevent liquids from seeping into the cushion if you wipe it up right away.brush excess from perfs with a shoe brush wipe with a cloth, yer done. Your leather will love you and look great for years.
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IMO one product for all things is a compromise at best
Have you ever used the 303?

Normally I would agree with the compromise statement but IMO it does not apply here. I have a collection of detailing products that would make most people sick to their stomachs (esp the wife!) and this is one of my most used products. It also offers superior UV protection compared to most other products out there.

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Have you ever used the 303?

Normally I would agree with the compromise statement but IMO it does not apply here. I have a collection of detailing products that would make most people sick to their stomachs (esp the wife!) and this is one of my most used products. It also offers superior UV protection compared to most other products out there.

BTW - hello to a fellow BC'er!
Hello, I'm in New West, where in Vancouver are you?

No I haven't tried the 303...leather needs more than just uv protection I have used saddle soap and lexol for years on any smooth leather and always had excellent results. I would not hesitate to try the 303 on plastic,vinyl or rubber, but leather needs softeners, oils to keep it supple and protect it from cracking.
don't take my word for gospel, ask a shoemaker or leather crafter what they recommend. (Lexol will leave a low shine but not oily resadue)
BTW I have enough detail products maybe to make even you sick
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A small drop of baby shampoo on a damp cloth works really well.
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