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      07-06-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
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Cleaning Leatherette

Hey, I've never owned leatherette before and the other day some doosh friend spilled some soda on it so I cleaned it with a damp towel, can anybody recommend a good product intended to clean and buffer up leatherette?? Thanks
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      07-06-2005, 09:04 AM   #2
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Do no use a polymer or oil based cleaner. Ir can build and turn white or break down the vinyl.

Mother's makes an interior vinyl cleaner with a UV filter. I used that and it worked wonders.
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      07-06-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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what about armor all purpose cleaner wipes for vinyl, plastic, rubber? I used that the other day.. so far so good...
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I'd like to get feedback on the armor all application. I'm concerned it will be too glossie ... any comments ? Much appreciated.
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I used the wipes on the dash, it was a little glossy, but it didnt create that high shine on the seats.

What about using a leather protector on the leatherette?
Any regrets about choosing lette over leather?
-My salesman had lette in his bmw and told me he has 3 kids and it still looks great and no one has realized its not leather unless he told them. So that sold me (and i saved $1400). And none of my friends know the diff either, so haha.. ill just keep my lips shut
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I am totally in love with my e90 but I do regret gettin leatherette...From the outside it looks really nice, but....it feels way to rubbery and doesnt clean as well real leather...It also becomes extremely hot during the summer time, i mean it burns up and also its not as comfy as real leather, it still looks good though
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