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      06-21-2013, 02:38 AM   #23
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Three times a year. I use Zaino products because I like the leather smell they impart and it lasts for about a month or three.

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I used Leatherique Rejuvenator and Pristine Clean today. I applied the rejuvenator last night, and let it sit all day out in the sun today. I removed the rejuvenator oil using pristine clean and the results are quite impressive. My car has 24k miles and I always keep it clean, but the amount of dirt and soil removed from the seats really surprised me.
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I use auto glym leather cleaner and then the auto glym leather balm to finish it off

No leather brush though, just a lot of elbow grease and microfiber towels :P
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      06-23-2013, 08:48 AM   #27
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I have black leather seats and typically clean then every 2 months in the winter, and usually monthly in the warmer months. I condition the leather every time I clean them, and if the leather shows signs of drying I will wipe some conditioner on the seats.

I've used Lexol in the past and was happy. Three years ago I switched to Wolfgang products and have been very happy. There cleaner does a great job, and the conditioner works in easy and dries nicely.

I also use Connolly Hide Care Leather Conditioner but only in the warmer months. Connolly claims there product is used on aguar, Ferrari, Bentley and Rolls Royce at the factory, so I figure it is good enough for my Bimmer ! It is a pain to put on and wipe off and it does absorb better when the leather is "warm" which is why I only use it in the summer months. The smell is not so great, but if you leave your windows open for a couple of hours the smell will go away. It does condition the seats nicely, but again, it is a lot of work.

At the end of the day I prefer the Wolfgang leather products.
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      06-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #28
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I think Connolly is too thick to work on the plastic painted leather of our cars (Bentley etc use raw hide, it looks prettier, but is very fragile). I suspect that what makes Lexol work is that it comes very liquid and is soluble in water (unlike Connolly which is only soluble in turpentine).
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