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      01-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Any way to remove wrinkles in leather seats?

Just like the title says, my car's starting to show signs of the leather stretching out and I don't want my seats to look all wrinkled and broken-in, is there anything I can do? I notice that if I'm gone for awhile and the car just sits the driver's seat almost returns to normal.
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      01-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Leather and even urethane covered leather along with the foam cushion need to be pliable, and will show creases.

If it becomes excessive replace the foam...
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I sit on a towel because I am OCD! My seat has lost a little bit of its tightness but sill the leather looks pretty new!
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      01-18-2012, 01:09 AM   #4
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Leather is very delicate. That means there's nothing stopping it from stretching with normal use. Just like a baseball glove, the more you use it, the more broken in it gets. So with leather seats, all you can really do is maintain the texture from cracking. This means cleaning it with proper leather soaps and conditioning.
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      01-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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Using a conditiner on urathane (plastic) tends to soften it, which excabates the stretching leading to more creases in the leather hide underneath.

Question: why would you condition urathane?
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any idea how to pull the lower cushion off. My leather has stretched... i think the only solution at this point may be to add more foam. any other ideas welcome. I have already tried hot air, steam... works initially but wont stay that way.
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I found this interesting, just using a wrung out towel to wipe down the seats for a week or two will help return moisture to the leather and help deal with wrinkles. I'm going to try this and see if it works.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/auto...her-seats.html
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Don't use your seat heaters that often.
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