Mercedes-Benz: How to Remove Wrinkles and Creases From Leather Interior

Wrinkles may form in your Mercedes-Benz, but they don't have to last forever. Learn how you can get your leather seats smooth again with the steps below.

By Charlie Gaston - May 11, 2015

This article applies to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class w204/w205, and E-Class w211/w212 (2007-Present).

As with any material, leather requires some routine maintenance to preserve its look and feel. Thanks to a number of high quality products on the market today, you can clean and condition your leather seats without taking your car to a professional detailer. Because this article involves some of the highest-rated products, you won't have to worry about your leather drying or fading. So if your Mercedes-Benz has developed wrinkled leather seats, this how-to will show you how to restore them to a like-new condition and treat them with proper care.

Materials Needed

  • Leather cleaner, conditioner, and protectant
  • Heat gun
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Water

Step 1 – Soften the leather seats

As your leather seats are subject to everyday wear and tear, wrinkling that occurs as the vehicle ages is normal. It is recommended applying a small amount of Meguiar's Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner to the wrinkled areas. This and other leather conditioning products will soften your seats to give them a restored feel.

Figure 1. Apply leather cleaner to soften seats.

Step 2 – Remove the deeper wrinkles

Lightly and quickly run a heat gun over the leather seat. Then, wipe it down using a moist microfiber cloth. This will shrink your leather back down to its original size, eliminating looseness and wrinkles.

Figure 2. Heat the seats to restore them.

Step 3 – Apply the leather conditioner and protectant

To prevent sitting lines from returning on your seats, condition the leather regularly with Lexol Leather Conditioner or a similar product. Conditioners are made to prevent the leather from drying and fading. Simply apply it using a microfiber cloth, and rub the leather to a polished finish. To further enhance the condition and look of your seats, spray a protectant such as Leather Master Nubuck Protector Spray. Let it sit for a few minutes, and wipe it off with a clean microfiber cloth. These protectants are designed to create an "invisible shield" on your leather seats, prolonging the time before the next necessary cleaning.

Figure 3. Spray seats with a leather protectant.

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