Advice on Product for Leather Care

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  1. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Last weekend I detailed the interior in my Mom's Tahoe, which has leather seats. I probably spend 2 hours just on the seats. First I used Meg's APC (don't remember how much it's diluted) and sprayed it on the seats and scrubbed the seating surface with a scrub brush to get all the crap and dark spots out of the leather. Then I applied Pinnacle Leather Conditioner after the APC had fully dried. I must say I was super pleased with the results, it looked fantastic almost like new (though I didn't scrub the back and sides of the front seats so its still a little shiny there). However, I would like to know if there's a better product to use than the Pinnacle and also if there's something I can use inbetween cleaning like that. Plus, the cream is takes longer to use in my C230 because of the perforated leather and I want to keep those seats conditioned so they don't ever get shiny and cracked. How do y'all like Leatherique?

    Speaking of my C230 and since I've got you here, what would be the best way to keep the rear fenderwells clean and looking good? The rear has some sort of coarse fabric like liner where the front just has regular plastic.

    One more thing, I can just use a quick detailer to prep a dry pad before use instead of the more expensive pad conditioner stuff right?
     
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    Instead of APC which could possible damage the leather, use an 8/1 water to woolite mixture. As for conditioner, try the Lexol spray conditioner on your perforated seats so you don't have to rub your hands off getting cream out of the perforations.
     
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    If you use the new HE version of Woolite, you can go 15-20:1 dillution. Leather Master's Leather Vital is a bit pricey, but an absolutely superb leather conditioner.
     
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    Okay, I'll take your wheel well question, since I have the same stuff in my car. I always use a brush in all of my wheel wells. My process is I wet it down, brush it all the way around (with ONR) and rinse it off. After it all dries, I spray armor all tire foam in the wheel wells to make everything nice and black again.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW - I've been using the diluted Woolite on a MF towel all over my interior, ever since Scottwax turned me on to it. I use the Lexol Leather Conditioner on all of the leather. Seems to work well.
     
  5. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Alright, thanks for the advice. What's funny is I had the Woolite container out, but I didn't use it. Not even on the carpet. I guess I need to get a spray bottle for it. I'll give the Lexol a try. I love the Pinnacle, the cream just takes twice as long (especially on the perforated leather) as compared to a liquid.
     
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    It may make me look bad, but I've been happy with Meguiar's Gold Class Leather Cleaner & Conditioner. It's a one step product. I use it regularly enough to feel comfortable that it's keeping the leather in decent shape. My car also has the perforated leather.

    I use QD on pads for products that ask for a damp pad. Just a spray will do it. I didn't know there was a special pad conditioner!
     
  7. 91RS

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    Should I still use the Woolite 8:1 for cleaning the carpet, or should I go stronger? I ordered some brushes for my PC (one for carpet and a softer one for the seats) so when I have time I'll probably remove the seats from the truck so I can really give the carpet a good cleaning.
     
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    I use the Lexol duo with great results
     
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