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suzieque 08-07-2011 09:08 AM

Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
I've read that the black leather material on my 2008 seats is really "pleather".

What is the best product to maintain the "pleather"? I really don't want the side bolster wrinkles to crack so I'm afraid to use something that will dry it out (silicone based cleaners like Amour All?).

What cleaner should I use? I'm in Canada so not as many products available on store shelves vs the US.

Redpit 08-07-2011 09:12 AM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
If it's truly vinyl I would use aerospace 303, on leather lexol makes good stuff.

Scottina06 08-07-2011 10:46 AM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
the top is leather...sides and back are pleather.

suzieque 08-07-2011 12:07 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 461455)
the top is leather...sides and back are pleather.

when you say top is leather, do you mean the top of the bolster itself? or do you mean the top of the center seat cushion? I have that perforated suede in the center.

HEMI57 08-07-2011 02:30 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
ohh jealous of the Overland suede you have! Would make me slide less taking turns, haha. I use Meguiar's leather conditioner and it works fine. I may make the switch to Lexol though as it gets good reviews on here.

JETLIFE 08-07-2011 03:00 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEMI57 (Post 461583)
ohh jealous of the Overland suede you have! Would make me slide less taking turns, haha. I use Meguiar's leather conditioner and it works fine. I may make the switch to Lexol though as it gets good reviews on here.

Even nicer than the Overland seats, It has S Limited/SRT seats! :thumbsup:

Well i'm assuming by the "S Limited" Avatar

suzieque 08-08-2011 09:15 AM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by .moneen. (Post 461596)
Even nicer than the Overland seats, It has S Limited/SRT seats! :thumbsup:

Well i'm assuming by the "S Limited" Avatar

yup, I have the nice SRT seats without the SRT logo. :)

I really want to keep them looking good and last as long as possible.

TJXJWJ 08-08-2011 12:14 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
Check the detailing area...there seem to be a lot of threads about leather maintenance lately.

I loves me some Leatherique. No shine, and it makes everything soft and factory looking.

paroxysym 08-08-2011 02:06 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
currently using meguiars wipes- easy and do a pretty good job. i used lexol on my WJ and the WK, i find the meguiars wipes do a suffice job. i know aguy that will redo my seats when the times needed but for now theyre doing alright- i clean them once a month for now.

suzieque 08-11-2011 10:09 AM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
Yeah, I want to use Leather cleaner/conditioner on the leather parts, but I want to use vinyl cleaner/conditioner on the vinyl parts.

DaBigBone 08-11-2011 08:13 PM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
I've just used the wipes in the past and they did a pretty good job. I haven't had my jeep very long so I cant really comment on these seats yet

suzieque 08-21-2011 09:56 AM

Re: Ok, what's the best way to protect/restore "leather" seats?
 
well, I've had good experience with the Autoglym product for vinyl/rubber cleaning, thought I'd try their leather product.

So I bought the Leather Cleaner, http://www.autoglym.com/enGB/product...6VQ=FD&Range=1

The Leather Cleaner didn't seem to do much so I was a bit disappointed. Then I read the label and the label referred to using another Autoglym product after cleaning called "Leather Balm", so back to the store again.

Leather Balm is really nice, I did the whole seat http://www.autoglym.com/enGB/product...Q=EJIJ&Range=1

The label suggests waiting 48 hours before driving the vehicle to allow the Leather Balm to fully get absorbed by the leather.

So, about $35 in products, you really need both products since they work together. I buy Autoglym products from Canadian Tire.


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