Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: I would rather not say
Which cleaner did you use Matt?
I have a tan leather interior. It was in a RIGHT STATE when I bought the car, practically black! I use Autoglym leather cleaner and a soft bristled brush to work it into the grain, wipe down with a micro fibre cloth, one seat at a time. By the time you finish, the cloth is pretty wet and i just use the cloth as is to wipe down the wheel, rather than using the cleaner and brush.
I then use Autoglym leather conditioner. I whack it onto a clean micro fibre cloth and really work it in, again, one seat at a time. Again, the cloth retains a lot of the conditioner and i turn it inside out and rub it on the wheel, just so there is enough to shine the wheel but not enough to leave the wheel greasy.
Saddlesoap is great stuff and I have used it on other leather goods but never a car interior. If you use too much water with saddlesoap to generate a lather, you can strip the finish on the leather!
A good leather conditioner should help your wheel. Try a small section and really work it in, use quite a bit and then use a completely clean micro fibre cloth to wipe off the excess greasiness. Try a small bit to see if it works and then set about the rest of the wheel. If successsful, make sure you wiupe off the excess after leaving it to "cure" for a bit - don't want your hands to slip!!!