E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > Cleaning the Leather with...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
GOTMH8N
Stay Classy
GOTMH8N's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,022
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: c

iTrader: (2)

Cleaning the Leather with...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?



The interior leather is incredibly filthy, the previous owner definitely did not keep up with his leather. I was talking with a friend and he told me that the mr. clean magic eraser does a great job cleaning the dirt stains from the leather, but to only use this method once and not often.

Anyone hear of this before?
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
aandrew325
Lieutenant
8
Rep
443
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Valley, 818

iTrader: (2)

A lot of the e46 guys used to use this on their steering wheels. Gets it nice and matte again, and clean. But you have to condition it after because this does dry it out. Im not sure about on the seats but search on e46fanatics and see what you can find out.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
GOTMH8N
Stay Classy
GOTMH8N's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,022
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: c

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aandrew325 View Post
A lot of the e46 guys used to use this on their steering wheels. Gets it nice and matte again, and clean. But you have to condition it after because this does dry it out. Im not sure about on the seats but search on e46fanatics and see what you can find out.
well I clearly would only use this to clean the dirt spots off and follow with leather conditioner. Just figured it would be easier than going out and buying leather cleaner but I don't want any harsh effects.
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
WilliamS
GoofBall
United_States
13
Rep
913
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 N54 Xdrive
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (2)

We use these a lot at the the Dealership I work at. The Eraser will shred to nothing but in the process it cleans the heck out of anything. If the leather has tears or splits you have to be gentle not to put your back into it and force the tear open. They do work extremly well though!
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
GOTMH8N
Stay Classy
GOTMH8N's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,022
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: c

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goofyguy View Post
We use these a lot at the the Dealership I work at. The Eraser will shred to nothing but in the process it cleans the heck out of anything. If the leather has tears or splits you have to be gentle not to put your back into it and force the tear open. They do work extremly well though!
ok awesome! The leather is in great condition, it's just filthy and needs a good cleaning
Appreciate 0
      07-16-2012, 05:13 AM   #6
TOGWT
Captain
TOGWT's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
767
Posts

 
Drives: 630i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL / London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Mr Clean MagicŪ - this foam product is manufactured in Germany by BASF under the name Basotect. Use caution if using Magic Eraser as it contains abrasives that are roughly equivalent to 3000 grit finishing paper, on leather as it has been found to damage the surface of pigmented and covered leather, which may require replacement.

This product doesn't clean it abrades the surface of the finished leathers urethane, removing dirt and some of the finish, but it’s quick and cheap so it’s ideal for dealerships. However for the correct way; similar your paint surface; you abrade surface scratches but clean dirt using the correct products.


“Proper Finished Leather Cleaning and Care” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/guide-d...ning-care.html

Last edited by TOGWT; 07-17-2012 at 03:50 AM.
Appreciate 0
      07-16-2012, 05:49 AM   #7
shrink
Captain
shrink's Avatar
United Kingdom
8
Rep
752
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i SE
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Edinburgh (UK)

iTrader: (2)

the magic eraser will ruin the surface of the leather. It'll remove some of the coating that protects the leather. I wouldnt advise using this on your car seats.

I use a leather cleaner from Saxon. Originally designed for expensive leather sofas in the home, it does a superb job of cleaning the lemon dakota leather in my 325.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST