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Hmmm Keeping leather seats looking good

Can someone give me some advice on the best product for cleaning/treating the leather seats please.

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Autoglym leather cleaner then leather feeder's as good as anything else and pretty good value for money and readily available.
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Autoglym leather cleaner then leather feeder's as good as anything else and pretty good value for money and readily available.
Work well for me
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A quick clean with something gentle, then I feed mine with Simoniz Leather Conditioner, comes out nice and supple and slightly glossier
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Autoglym for me
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Baby Wipes!!!
Couldn't agree more for day to day cleaning, especially for a spill or dirty mark. If they're kind enough for a baby's backsi...

I have tan leather seats, and they look as good as the day the car came out of the factory. In fairness I do use other products occaisionally, just to make sure that the leather is fed (baby wipes all the time possible will dry out the leather)
I've found zymol quite good. Tried meguirs but found it a bit gloopy and sticky. Gliptone seems to be a big favourite, though not tried it myself
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Baby Wipes!!! I'm not joking they are fantastic for cleaning leather ...
also good for removing bird cr4p from your car - just don't rub too hard
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

Yep baby wipes are the best way to go.

You can also use a mild soap (e.g. Dove) with warm water but it takes longer.

As long as it doesn't contain any form of detergent you're usually safe.
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

What you really want is Gliptone liquid leather. Autoglym is very average by comparison.

We are Gliptone,Liquid Leather, Leather Repair Kits, Leather Restoration, Leather Dyes
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i use the megs gold class leather cleaner. cleans and conditions.

the autoglym leather cleaner is good too, easier to use than the megs stuff.
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

Thanks everyone. Looks like a packet of baby wipes are in order for the glovebox (if there's room ) and I really like the look of the Gliptone though I use AutoGlym for the outside.
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I've tried AutoGlym, Meguirs, Zymol & Gliptone and I have to say the Gliptone is by far and away the best.
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

Zymol is good for me, or Autoglym. If you have wrinkles and 'stretch marks' try a VERY hot iron. Seriously, but make sure you dont keep it on too long if there is foam underneath, or near the plastic, and make sure its leather !! A hot iron on the bolsters restores them beautifully.

(Always try it on an 'out of sight' area first)
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

Just got up north visting my Dad. He was looking the car over, (told me not to buy it originally, but is now falling in love with it). He told me to put Oil of Ulay on the bolsters to get rid of the crease marks. Said he used to do it all the time, and it works a treat.

I'm going to give it a go when I get back home on Monday.
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Gliptone

Gives a lovely leather smell as well
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If you want quality leather cleaner and care but don't want to spend a fortune on snazzy bottles get yourself down to a horse riding shop.

Not many leather items get abused as much as a saddle, out in all weathers, sweat from Horse and rider etc. Also they cost a bomb so need looking after well. Hence i tried some of their leather care products-very good and way cheaper than Halfrauds crap to boot!
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Re: Keeping leather seats looking good

Another vote for Gliptone.

Mmmmm, lovely leather smell after too
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