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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Leather ?

I recently bought a car that has a leather interior. I was wondering if anyone has a car with leather and what you do to keep it clean and how often do you do it?

I will be honest with you. I have never been a fan of leather. Not sure why anyone would pay extra for the stuff. The only reason I bought a car with leather is because of the deal I got. Sticker (msrp) was $29500 and I paid $21649.53 out the door(tax,title,doc,plates al included.) The car had 24 miles when I took delivery and 16 was put on from my test drive.

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To be honest leather is the way to go! It is soooo much easier to keep clean. Just condition it and you should be fine! Any over the counter stuff works well and Armor all has a leather cleaner stuff in a rag that comes in a dispenser that works great!

Side note--My wife wanted and wanted bad a Tahoe with cloth interior. She thinks leather is too difficult to maintain. We searched for MONTHS trying to find a Tahoe with cloth and actually found one. NOW she knows why i hate cloth.....Kids spill milk....Blott and clean immediately! Kids puke? BLOTT AND CLEAN IMMEDIATELY! The smell is atrocious untill you have it shampooed! Leather....Wipe and go baby!!

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lexal (?) (lexor?) conditioner and cleaner. i condition once a year in the spring (opps gotta do that again) and clean it whenever it looks dirty once a month-ish.

My GP has leather, actually not to bad in hot or cold weather.

I'm a cloth guy too though

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I've had leather in my last three cars...

The only thing BAD about leather IMO, is over time it gets leather cracks all over the place and no matter how many treatments you give it, it will happen over time.

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The only thing BAD about leather IMO, is over time it gets leather cracks all over the place and no matter how many treatments you give it, it will happen over time.
Sounds kinda like us........ Don't worry....it's just character.

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I bought a leather cleaner at Wal-mart. I've had the same bottle for over 6 years. I clean it a couple times a year, probably should do it more often now that it's starting to age a bit. I have black leather, next time I'll try and get tan so it doesn't heat up so much.

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I have always used zymol leather cleaner and conditioner as wellas all the zymol wax products. the stuff is pricy but well worth it. I even use it on my leather couches.




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By the way, what kind car did ya get?




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Can I use that stuff to clean my riding jacket?

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Can I use that stuff to clean my riding jacket?
I was just going to ask that.


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