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banjonut 05-13-2013 03:29 PM

First time leather
This is my first vehicle with leather seats. 2014 JGC Overland. What is recommended for leather care? I see everything from "Leave 'me alone", to "Slather on the bear grease". What do you folks do and recommend?

LTrainGC 05-13-2013 04:31 PM

Re: First time leather
I usually just wipe the seats down with a (clean) towel/rag dampened with warm water, then wipe them dry. For spot stains on the leather I use Lexol leather cleaner. I'll usually do a conditioning (Lexol conditioner) treatment once or twice a year as well.

SnoFire 05-13-2013 04:31 PM

Look in the detailing section of the forums..a lot of answers in there

PB617 05-13-2013 04:38 PM

You def want to use a good leather cleaner and conditioner, Lexol is great.

Depending on what kind of environment your jeep is in and how you use it, you might want to condition the leather more
often than not. Doesn't take long to do and will only keep it looking nicer and avoid cracking.

PB617 05-13-2013 04:48 PM

Double post..

jeelo 05-16-2013 09:08 AM

Re: First time leather
I use Autoglym products.
The Autoglym leather cleaner/refresher is really good. It doesn't strip the leather of the natural oils and doesn't dry it out. After I clean them I use their leather balm (conditioner), really excellent stuff you can get over the counter vs. professional grade detailing products.

For a quick cleanup you want just use a damp cloth.

I'd say at least twice a year give your leather a good clean and condition. It'll help prevent it from drying out and cracking.

onlyina 05-26-2013 10:02 PM

Re: First time leather
LEXOL - used it for 7 years on my 05 WK - cleaner and conditioner

Yadkin 05-26-2013 10:50 PM

I use Adams on the dash because it has UV stabilizers. It was expensive and I don't like the shine so I hope to find something better before the bottle runs out.

bill_de 06-02-2013 04:08 PM

Re: First time leather
The owner's manual has an interesting answer:

"MOPARŪ Total Clean 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 MOPARŪ Total Clean. 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."

I wonder what Jeep's leather has as a coating? Clear vinyl? :confused:

I've been using Acura's cleaner and conditioner, only because the dealer gave me a cleaning kit last Christmas.


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