What is the strongest leather cleaner out there?

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  1. Nyce

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    I just purchased some leather seat covers for my car. I got them cheap and they are extremely dirty. The leather is very hard too..
    I've tried several methods and they barely do anything...

    Leather probably has never been cleaned.. it is supposed to be tan, but it's now brown... plus lots of streaks of black dirt.


    What is the strongest possible stuff i can use to clean it without damaging it?
     
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    Woolite and water mix?
     
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    That is what I use. 6 parts water to 1 part Woolite should be strong enough. If the leather is cracked, not much is really going to improve it though.
     
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    Woolite:Water (1:6) is pretty strong. Stronger than most of the marketed cleaners out there.

    If you have something really disgusting, grab a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser. I believe there was a thread in this forum on it used on leather.
     
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    I have seen reviews for Meguiars "rich aloe" cleaner...stuff...that shows very good cleaning ability.
     
  6. Nyce

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    so mr clean magic eraser is stronger than the woolite mix?


    becuase i posted the thread about the mr clean magic erasers here :big grin: and people said it was OK and other stuff worked better


    i will get those erasers but i'm now afraid i made a mistake and the leather is SO shot that nothing will fix it at this point :hs: its really hard and i was scrubbing it with a traditional leather cleaner and a towel/sponge for a while and while i saw some dirt come off onto my sponge, it didnt reflect on the leather itself


    where do i get woolite?
    :o
     
  7. Any grocery store/Wal-Mart/Target; it's in the aisle with all the other cleaners or laundry care.

    All it is fancy gentle fabric liquid soap.
     
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    saddle soap I would say is pretty strong leather cleaner so strong it might take off the stained color of the leather.
    Once the oil is mostly gone from leather that's when it starts to get hard and crack.
    Sense your leather is hard soak it with lots of leather conditioner for a long time first before cleaning.
     
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    thanks

    i'll try that
     
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    I was cleaning my tan leather seats the other day and used Lexol cleaner and a microfiber towel. I used Lexol conditioner on 'em after the cleaning.

    The microfiber towel removed a lot of dirt.

    If you try the microfiber towel, I suggest you first test it out on a small piece of your leather just to make sure that it doesn't get damaged.
     
  11. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    i've heard about this leather conditioning oil you can buy; its used to restore heavily-worn leather. you apply it and let it sit for a few days or overnight in a warm environment. anyone know the name?
     
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    I had a customer mention that to me yesterday but I don't remember the name. I'll drop him an e-mail and see if he knows for sure.
     
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    found it

    http://www.leatherique.com/
     

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