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Old 07-29-2014, 06:02 PM
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Best Product for Leather?

Which is the best product for cleaning and conditioning the leather ?
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I use Zaino z9 and z10. Cleans and conditions quite good! And keeps my leather smelling new!
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i see...I will look into this...
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+1 for zaino. have also heard good things about lexol
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+1 on Leather Master.
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I also use Leather Master.
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This question always gets the identical responses.

Those people who use Zaino as their wax/polish will recommend Zaino

Those people who buy their stuff in retail stores will invariably recommend Lexol.

The vast majority of others will recommend Leatherique or LeatherMaster.

Most of us started with Lexol and then moved on to less greasy products.

For badly worn leather, I got introduced to Leatherique for a quick refresh of a 30 year old MB. Leatherique is a two step time intensive process that works extremely well but probably is a bit of overkill on a modern car.

LeatherMaster has an application process like the store bought stuff (wipe-on, wipe-off) but does a superior job of cleaning and preserving.

Are you sure you have leather? Most (literally 90%) of all MB's sold in the US have MB-Tex which looks similar to leather but isn't.

You'll want to use a different product for that and never, ever, use a microfiber cloth to clean MB-Tex. Use Aerospace 303 for plastic (like MB-Tex) and rubber surfaces. It will not leave a shiny mess.
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This question always gets the identical responses.

Those people who use Zaino as their wax/polish will recommend Zaino

Those people who buy their stuff in retail stores will invariably recommend Lexol.

The vast majority of others will recommend Leatherique or LeatherMaster.

Most of us started with Lexol and then moved on to less greasy products.

For badly worn leather, I got introduced to Leatherique for a quick refresh of a 30 year old MB. Leatherique is a two step time intensive process that works extremely well but probably is a bit of overkill on a modern car.

LeatherMaster has an application process like the store bought stuff (wipe-on, wipe-off) but does a superior job of cleaning and preserving.

Are you sure you have leather? Most (literally 90%) of all MB's sold in the US have MB-Tex which looks similar to leather but isn't.

You'll want to use a different product for that and never, ever, use a microfiber cloth to clean MB-Tex. Use Aerospace 303 for plastic (like MB-Tex) and rubber surfaces. It will not leave a shiny mess.
yes i have real leather. i only sit on animals..nothing else!

so you're recommending leathermaster?
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You'll want to use a different product for that and never, ever, use a microfiber cloth to clean MB-Tex. Use Aerospace 303 for plastic (like MB-Tex) and rubber surfaces. It will not leave a shiny mess.
I use 303 Aerospace with blue shop towel on MB-Tex.

On my BMW with harder leather, I recently switched to Mother's LeatherTech Moisture Infusion Gel Cream. I like it so far and it's less messy than Lexol. I need to apply that to my new smart Electric Drive this weekend.

It's stupid that even my smart car has leather but my E350 doesn't!
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yes i have real leather. i only sit on animals..nothing else!

so you're recommending leathermaster?
I've had extremely good results with LeatherMaster to keep the leather surfaces looking new.
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This question always gets the identical responses.

Those people who use Zaino as their wax/polish will recommend Zaino

Those people who buy their stuff in retail stores will invariably recommend Lexol.

The vast majority of others will recommend Leatherique or LeatherMaster.

Most of us started with Lexol and then moved on to less greasy products.

For badly worn leather, I got introduced to Leatherique for a quick refresh of a 30 year old MB. Leatherique is a two step time intensive process that works extremely well but probably is a bit of overkill on a modern car.

LeatherMaster has an application process like the store bought stuff (wipe-on, wipe-off) but does a superior job of cleaning and preserving.

Are you sure you have leather? Most (literally 90%) of all MB's sold in the US have MB-Tex which looks similar to leather but isn't.

You'll want to use a different product for that and never, ever, use a microfiber cloth to clean MB-Tex. Use Aerospace 303 for plastic (like MB-Tex) and rubber surfaces. It will not leave a shiny mess.
Which leathermaster product should i get? There's so many online to choose from.
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The Leather Master Strong Leather Care Kit is good:

http://www.autogeek.net/strong-leather-cleaner-kit.html
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Originally Posted by cbeck44 View Post
The Leather Master Strong Leather Care Kit is good:

http://www.autogeek.net/strong-leather-cleaner-kit.html
and the code cd10 will get you 20% off. Not sure for how long so order soon. That kit should keep you in a clean leather for at least a couple of years.

Here is a shot (done by detailer's domain) of a Lexus with LeatherMaster. This is what sold me.

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Curious as to who has experience with the ventilated leather seats? Anyone experience issues with the product staying in the perferated leather? I would like to condition mine soon.
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Curious as to who has experience with the ventilated leather seats? Anyone experience issues with the product staying in the perferated leather? I would like to condition mine soon.
The droplets are generally too large to get into the perforated bits, but if it does it will quickly dry and disappear.
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The droplets are generally too large to get into the perforated bits, but if it does it will quickly dry and disappear.
Thanks for the tip CEB!
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Originally Posted by stale-bread View Post
Thanks for the tip CEB!
What you'll see is tiny flecks of the product "sticking" to the holes. A second wipe will remove most and whatever remains will dry quickly.

Remember that you want to try out any product you will use in an inconspicuous area - but - remember that the back and sides of leather seats are not real leather and may react differently, so try the product on those areas you know are leather as well.

In general, a product made for leather won't harm plastics, but a product formulated for plastics can harm leather.
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Anyone use the MB leather care sold at dealer? I love how my car smells inside, trying to keep it that way.
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Use Lexol products for leather and vinyl.
Most of your car is vinyl or plastic, only seat facings and steering wheel are leather. So you need to do all the other surfaces with vinyl/plastic treatment.
Lexol Vinylex is great and is non-greasy and does not leave a shiny surface. Not stocked by most auto parts places, so you may have to order it. Goes a long way and lasts a long time.
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Use Lexol products for leather and vinyl.
Most of your car is vinyl or plastic, only seat facings and steering wheel are leather. So you need to do all the other surfaces with vinyl/plastic treatment.
Lexol Vinylex is great and is non-greasy and does not leave a shiny surface. Not stocked by most auto parts places, so you may have to order it. Goes a long way and lasts a long time.
are you using two different Lexol products one fore leather and one for vinyl/plastic? or you using one Lexol thing for leather/plastic/vinyl? if so then this is my next buy after im done with my 303 protectant bottle. thanks
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Two different ones

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are you using two different Lexol products one fore leather and one for vinyl/plastic? or you using one Lexol thing for leather/plastic/vinyl? if so then this is my next buy after im done with my 303 protectant bottle. thanks
Two different products. The one for vinyl is Vinylex and the one for leather is something else. One is in a tan bottle and one in light blue (Vinylex).
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