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Old 07-21-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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Question Question for leather seat owners

What kind of leather conditioner would one use to avoid that slippery feeling?

I've sat in a car before and I swear the seats were armor-all'ed because I was sliding everywhere.
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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I use a Mother's brand. I definately would never use and "protectant" or Armorall brand.

Get a good leather cleaner. That will help clean up the dirt that gets into the "skin" of the leather. Then use a good conditioner. Applying is fairly straight forward.

There is a car care website. It's www.autotopia.com I think. A great resource of info.
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Old 07-22-2003, 01:13 AM   #3
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Lexol Cleaner and then the conditoner
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Old 07-22-2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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lexol ... <eom>
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:49 AM   #5
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The website to see is www.autopia.org . You will learn a ton about detailing there

The most commonly used leather and vinyl protectant used by Autopians is 303 Aerospace protectant. You can find it for sale at www.properautocare.com and www.premiumautocare.com . I personally use it to great effect... I love that it does not make your dash or your seats oily and shiny like Armor All does.

If you're wondering why you use the same product for vinyl and leather, then you should know that all automobile leather seats (minus Rolls Royce leather and a few others) are top coated with vinyl from the factory. It improves their wear resistance significantly, and needs less maintenance than true dyed leather.

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Old 07-23-2003, 02:15 AM   #6
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Lexol Cleaner and then the conditoner
ditto. it also works great on shoes, leather jackets, brief cases, etc. Ace Hardware carries the stuff.
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:21 AM   #7
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The website to see is www.autopia.org . You will learn a ton about detailing there

The most commonly used leather and vinyl protectant used by Autopians is 303 Aerospace protectant. You can find it for sale at www.properautocare.com and www.premiumautocare.com . I personally use it to great effect... I love that it does not make your dash or your seats oily and shiny like Armor All does.

If you're wondering why you use the same product for vinyl and leather, then you should know that all automobile leather seats (minus Rolls Royce leather and a few others) are top coated with vinyl from the factory. It improves their wear resistance significantly, and needs less maintenance than true dyed leather.

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Somewhat true.... The leather you get from the leather seats group buy unless you get the super package or whatever will have 100% leather front seats and only partial leather rear seats.

I reccomend using mothers cleaner because that is what leatherseats.com reccomends and thats what you should use if you want to keep thier warrent y support.

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Old 07-23-2003, 05:59 AM   #8
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Mmm, keep hearing great things about Mother's products, gotta try'em out. Where's good place I can get them cheap? Thanx.
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Somewhat true.... The leather you get from the leather seats group buy unless you get the super package or whatever will have 100% leather front seats and only partial leather rear seats.

Bryan
Actually, what I said was totally true. The 100% leather front seats are coated with a layer of vinyl on top, just like the leather on on every other automobile seat save Rolls Royce et al.

I have the super package, and both the fronts and backs are leather, but they are definitely vinyl coated on top of the leather. If you don't believe me, ask leatherseats.com themselves

You will have full warranty support with Mother's or 303. Remember the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act?

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