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Cleaning Leather Seats...

I need to clean my leather seats - front that is
Wonderful light grey colour (with black exterior) really nice
But now I could do with cleaning the front seats
Normal use, just a little faded on outside edges of front seats
Never cleaned leather.....soap and water ???
Anything else good, without buying the usual Turtle Wax cleaners ?
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Hi Neil

The trick is to feed leather... go to any motor factor even Halfrauds and buy leather food..... I use a Simonez product... works well.

you will be surprised at how dirty the cloth gets
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

If it's just a light clean (splash marks, dirt etc) then a damp cloth works well.
A good clean with proper leather cleaner (and feed) is a twice yearly thing I reckon.
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

I use Autoglm cleaner and leather food on my grey seats. It's a two stage process so it's a bit slow and expensive but it works. I leave a heavy coat of the food on overnight and buff up the next day. They look so much better every time I do it, the seats are acquiring a slightly worn look now (145k miles) but they still look very good.

Auto Express tests agree with alfaholik, the Simoniz leather care cream came top of their leather cleaners test.

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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

I wipe mine with the baby 'wet wipes' come up good as new. If you want to clean & feed the leather correctly though the cheapest kit I've come across for this is in Ikea (they sell it for the leather sofas).
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Another cheap and very efficient method..clean with cloth,water and soap first..well rinsed cloth...and then apply Nivea hand cream with your hand and rub in gets as good as new..this is a trade trick...
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

I've had good results using Gliptone's "Liquid Leather" GT12 Mild cleaner follwed by their GT11 conditioner in the past. They also do touch up kits for scufs with work really well and if you can send them a sample, they will match the colour for you.
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

i'd vote for liquid leather as well - great results and smells good....not a big fan of the smell from the autoglym stuff, makes the car smell like a hospital
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Here is a good bit of info to have a look at, the article was written for the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club web site, so if its good enough for them, I'm sure its ok for us!
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Another vote for the liquid leather here - tried it for the first time this weekend on my red Momo seats and really impressed. You would not believe how much grime came out of the driver's side, and I thought they were pretty clean. The conditioner has plumped things up a bit and brought together some of the serious cracks from 10 years of use/abuse. I'll do it again in a couple of months and see if it improves further.

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Performance Motorcare Products Ltd Gliptone Liquid Leather

for £12 delivered which seems about the best you can find.
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Gliptone stuff here as well, leather cleaner followed by leather conditioner
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Re: Cleaning Leather Seats...

Check out URAD. It is a great product for cleaning leather.
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