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      01-22-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Anyway to make my leather seats look like new

so my saddle brown colored leather has been tortured by me for 10k miles already and they are kinda dirty and turning black. I am just wonder what can i do to make the leather clean and as new again. Cause then my dad is coming to town to visit me and its gonna be the first time he see my car and doesn't want him to think i am not taking good care of his gift.
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um use lexol
i used it before and it seems to work very well
another option would be looking at what FMINUS
and all of those pro cleaners use
they no wut their doing
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i been hearing good things about the Mothers brand leather cleaner, they said it was good on a detailers forum. considering all the guys who recommended it were guys who do it for a living, im gonna listen to them.
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And once you get the seats back in shape, keep up the treatments. Its easier to keep them looking new then to try to get them looking new again.
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You might be interested in trying Leatherique -- see this long thread about it: http://autopia.org/forum/car-detaili...er-system.html
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I'm extremely happy with the Zaino Z9 Leather Cleaner and the Z10 Leather In A Bottle.

I spray the Z9 on and scrub the seats with a MF towel (you could probably use a brush if your seats are a bit dirtier), then rub the Z10 in by hand. My cars almost 2 years old, and every time someone gets in my car for the first time, they comment that it smells great and looks like new.
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A small baby hair brush, some Leather cleaner (Lexol, Z9, ect), then follow with your fav Leather Conditioner (Lexol, Z10, ect).
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My understanding is that Lexol/Z9/Zymol leather stuff is more for everyday use, where Leatherique is where it's at for the heavy-duty treatment.

That being said...



Don't let your seats get that dirty. A quick wipe-off with leather cleaner on a damp rag every couple of weeks takes 60 seconds and keeps everything looking shiny and new. Maybe hit 'em with some conditioner every few months and you'll be good indefinitely.
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