E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Leather cleaner



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
Raj59
BMW Miniature Collector!
United Kingdom
53

 
Raj59's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 LCI 525i M Sport Auto
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire


Posts: 4,863
iTrader: (0)

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.

Thanks

Appreciate 0
      02-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
bmwak
Major
United Kingdom
22

 
bmwak's Avatar
 
Drives: 325D M-Sport Coupe (E92 LCI)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London


Posts: 1,074
iTrader: (3)

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
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
Diz
New Member
0

 
Drives: E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: N Yorkshire


Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

Yes can recommend gliptone leather cleaner too, worked a treat on my old cars silver/ grey leather

Diz
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
The_Bear_Yid
BM Noob
England
10

 
The_Bear_Yid's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 325i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kent


Posts: 931
iTrader: (1)

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.
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
JLR1969
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
37

 
JLR1969's Avatar
 
Drives: Ford GT Lawn Tractor
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somerset


Posts: 3,397
iTrader: (1)

Gliptone every time.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
ALPANDY
Second Lieutenant
6

 
Drives: E90 LCI 330d M-Sport
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK


Posts: 241
iTrader: (1)

I always use gliptone and I rate it, plus it smells as if your car has just been re-trimmed after every application.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
doughboy
Major General
United Kingdom
82

 
doughboy's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 6,375
iTrader: (2)

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.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
Raj59
BMW Miniature Collector!
United Kingdom
53

 
Raj59's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 LCI 525i M Sport Auto
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire


Posts: 4,863
iTrader: (0)

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?

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #9
doughboy
Major General
United Kingdom
82

 
doughboy's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 6,375
iTrader: (2)

Yep makes no odds AFAIK.

Maybe don't clean them while the heaters are on
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #10
kaishang
Colonel
25

 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London


Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

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?
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 07:24 AM   #11
bmwak
Major
United Kingdom
22

 
bmwak's Avatar
 
Drives: 325D M-Sport Coupe (E92 LCI)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London


Posts: 1,074
iTrader: (3)

Yep, makes no odds whether you have heated seats or not. Just don't drench the seats in it but thats a no brainer.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #12
Mart1000
Capt Slow
14

 
Mart1000's Avatar
 
Drives: Leon FR Supercopa
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk


Posts: 1,076
iTrader: (1)

Might give this stuff a go also, thanks guys.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
Cozy
Major
United Kingdom
25

 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England


Posts: 1,491
iTrader: (0)

Chemical Guys spray on leather cleaner, absolutely brilliant.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #14
doughboy
Major General
United Kingdom
82

 
doughboy's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 6,375
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaishang View Post
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.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #15
Mr Singh
Banned
United Kingdom
17

 
Drives: E91 330D M Sport Auto
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Milton Keynes


Posts: 773
iTrader: (3)

Gliptone or Dr. Leather.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #16
B005T3D-G
Class Leading Reprobate
Scotland
5

 
B005T3D-G's Avatar
 
Drives: Impreza STi - E92 335i (56)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mintlaw, Scotland


Posts: 421
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaishang View Post
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
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
bmwak
Major
United Kingdom
22

 
bmwak's Avatar
 
Drives: 325D M-Sport Coupe (E92 LCI)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London


Posts: 1,074
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by B005T3D-G View Post
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!
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #18
The_Bear_Yid
BM Noob
England
10

 
The_Bear_Yid's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 325i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kent


Posts: 931
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
m1bjr
LSD - No, you're not seeing things
United Kingdom
37

 
m1bjr's Avatar
 
Drives: RS250 CUP
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Somerset UK


Posts: 3,313
iTrader: (4)

Send a message via MSN to m1bjr
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
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #20
Reggie-g75
First Lieutenant
3

 
Drives: X6 40d
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bristol


Posts: 321
iTrader: (0)

I have the Zaino twins for leather and whilst good, the smell isn't nice!
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #21
Raj59
BMW Miniature Collector!
United Kingdom
53

 
Raj59's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 LCI 525i M Sport Auto
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire


Posts: 4,863
iTrader: (0)

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?
Thanks
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #22
- Paul -
Major General
England
179

 
- Paul -'s Avatar
 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK


Posts: 7,273
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
gliptone - edit ;-) looks like it worked well!! ;-) - never had a problem with it myself.
__________________
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 12:19 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