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      02-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Leather cleaner

Hi all,

So my sand beige leather could do with a clean, and also the passenger seat has a few black marks on it.

Just wondering what you guys use for your leather seats.
My seats are heated, so not sure if that makes a difference?

I used the BMW approved stuff before on my 7 (I think it's made by Sonax?), and didnt think much of it to be honest.

Here is a pic of the passenger seat.

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      02-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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I found Gliptone's leather cleaner and conditioner to be very effective on light leathers. Used many times on my previous cars and restores the 'new leather' smell once done too
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      02-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Yes can recommend gliptone leather cleaner too, worked a treat on my old cars silver/ grey leather

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      02-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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I bought Zaino a while ago as it seemed to be recommended. I haven't used it yet but will report back when I do.
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Gliptone every time.
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      02-10-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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I always use gliptone and I rate it, plus it smells as if your car has just been re-trimmed after every application.
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      02-10-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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Yup, after many + on here I bought the gliptone 2-pack cleaner / conditioner.

Works great, smells great.

It really needs to be a separate cleaner and conditioner, else all you're doing is rubbing the dirt round and round and sealing it in.

+1 gliptone. got mine from www.cleanyourcar.co.uk great site / service

That said, PH neutral unfragranced baby wipes are very good for lifting grease and grime and denim marks, they just go black with a few wipes, amazing how dirty the seats get. It leaves a clean matt surface for any conditioner to go on after.
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      02-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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Thanks guys...I'll order some of the Gliptone stuff.
Not sure if it makes a difference, but is it ok to use on heated seats?

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      02-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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Yep makes no odds AFAIK.

Maybe don't clean them while the heaters are on
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Maybe I'll give my car a wax for the first time in the history of ownership....

I'll get this Gliptone leather cleaner off the internet.... anyone recommend some wax I can buy at the same time?
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Yep, makes no odds whether you have heated seats or not. Just don't drench the seats in it but thats a no brainer.
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Might give this stuff a go also, thanks guys.
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Chemical Guys spray on leather cleaner, absolutely brilliant.
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Maybe I'll give my car a wax for the first time in the history of ownership....

I'll get this Gliptone leather cleaner off the internet.... anyone recommend some wax I can buy at the same time?
Oh dear, slippery slope.....

I asked that question last year, not having a drive i'd never cleaned cars myself.

Now we're 'with driveway' I'm snowfoaming and claying and cleansing and waxing.......

www.cleanyourcar.co.uk is great for products and advice.
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Gliptone or Dr. Leather.
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Maybe I'll give my car a wax for the first time in the history of ownership....

I'll get this Gliptone leather cleaner off the internet.... anyone recommend some wax I can buy at the same time?
www.detailingworld.co.uk

Plenty of information on there bud. Watch out though, once you get into it it can be an expensive hobby
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www.detailingworld.co.uk

Plenty of information on there bud. Watch out though, once you get into it it can be an expensive hobby
Very true!
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Oh dear, slippery slope.....

I asked that question last year, not having a drive i'd never cleaned cars myself.

Now we're 'with driveway' I'm snowfoaming and claying and cleansing and waxing.......

www.cleanyourcar.co.uk is great for products and advice.
+1

Snow foaming is fun though.
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If you are lazy and only want to polish once every six months or so, Collinite 476s

Used it for years.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_207.html
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I have the Zaino twins for leather and whilst good, the smell isn't nice!
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Bit of an update...

I bought the Gliptone stuff, (GT12+11) and used it yesterday, and I have to say, it seemed to have made no difference whatsoever, and on the rear driver side seat, it has made it worse!
I followed the instructions as per the bottles.

It has turned the light mark into a yellowish mark:



I will be contacting some leather restoration people, as it seems I will have to get this looked at professionally.

Does anyone have any recommendations for leather restoration in and around the Leicester area?
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