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      06-29-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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Leather Cleaning

Hey guys,


after much research trying to figure out what the best products would be best to get rid of that greay shine on my wheel and seats, I finally decided on Dr Leather, which is a pure leather cleaner that leaves no moisturiser or feed behind, which is what makes most leather products a bit rubbish, as the leather still has a shine to it.

I also got some Auto Finesse Spritz dashboard spray, which has a matt finish, is anti static and has uv protection.


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Oh and a couple from my phone camera just to show its no trickery This was after having driven it for 30 minutes too (so some grease from my hands )







The difference to the steering wheel in particular is staggering, so much nicer to hold.

Took a few hours to do everything, but it is unbelievably better. Also, the smell is amazing, really leathery mixed with the amazing scent of the spritz, car feels like new inside to me now
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I'm glad you posted this as I've been wanting to do exactly the same (especially the wheel), I know what to get now. Thanks.

Noticed your sig. My dad has recently loaned (it's not going back and he knows it ) me his 5D MkII. I'm shite with it at the mo but can't wait to get some mods done on the car and try to take decent pictures with it.
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Very good!!
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      06-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Been using Dr Leather for about a yr, very impressive. The wipes are handy too, recommend them for a quick once over every couple of weeks.

Cracking turn around there
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Looks the business mate. Nice and matt! Keep the shine for the paint! Great stuff!
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      06-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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I'm glad you posted this as I've been wanting to do exactly the same (especially the wheel), I know what to get now. Thanks.

Noticed your sig. My dad has recently loaned (it's not going back and he knows it ) me his 5D MkII. I'm shite with it at the mo but can't wait to get some mods done on the car and try to take decent pictures with it.
5d2 is a cracking camera, a few of the togs i work with use them as their main breadwinners.

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Been using Dr Leather for about a yr, very impressive. The wipes are handy too, recommend them for a quick once over every couple of weeks.

Cracking turn around there
Cheers I have a pack of the wipes too, will keep them in the car for any emergencies too Not tried the wipes but I get the idea they're more of the same

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Looks the business mate. Nice and matt! Keep the shine for the paint! Great stuff!

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Where can these products be bought? Internet or can they be bought on the high street?
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Where can these products be bought? Internet or can they be bought on the high street?
http://www.drleather.com/
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Have ordered some of the wipes to give them a go.
Ive tried a variety of leather cleaners and not been impressed with most of them - too much of a glossy sheen in most cases.
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Also saw your post on DW! Great job, now on my own mission to see if mine come up as good as yours. Using zaino and a little brush......
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Very impressed! As above, most of what I've tried has left the leather shiny so I haven't bothered recently. I'll give this stuff a try
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Thanks a lot for the info - I was wondering about exactly this at the weekend. Will get some of that stuff.
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so is this the spray on cleaner? as opposed to a tub of wipes I mean.

this gives a much better finish than my choosen, primative method. looks good.
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so is this the spray on cleaner? as opposed to a tub of wipes I mean.

this gives a much better finish than my choosen, primative method. looks good.
Yup, though I do have the wipes too, I have not used them yet. They will be used for intermediary cleaning


To quote when someone else asked me exactly what i used on another forum.

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I used Dr. Leather Liquid Leather cleaner, sprayed liberally on and then massaged in with a Kiwi branded shoe polishing brush. Then removed with a "Detailers Preference" microfibre cloth. I will use the wipes say monthly just to give it a quick once over, as now ive taken most of the **** off it should be fine







I used the same brand of cloth and auto finesse spritz for the non-leather parts of the car, ie the metal, dashboard, plastics etc:

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lovely, ive got shoe brushes and some autofiness stuff (they are only 2mins round the corner).
ive just been using warm water with washing up liquid, harsh, but does clean! and then Ive tried a variety of finishing products, at present using a leather conditioner of a horse/stable nature (its not greasey, and dries matt).

lovely, ive ordered some dr leather this morning.
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