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      02-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Leather Cleaner/Conditioner

What is everyone using for their leather cleaning and conditioning? Is BMW's leather-care products any good? I've used Poorboy's product in the past but it'll be way too shiny for a BMW in my opinion. What about Lexol, Sonax, Optimum, or Einszett? Thanks.

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I've been using Lexol for quite a few years and have been very happy with it. It doesn't leave a shiny or greasy finish.
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I've been using Lexol for quite a few years and have been very happy with it. It doesn't leave a shiny or greasy finish.
Do you have the spray bottle or wipes? Do you just use a terry cloth to apply it?
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here is one that I have been using for years on my cars as well as customers.

Leather Master Leather Care Kit

For a bit of an easier product the

Sonax Leather Foam is great

as well more towards a conditioner 1Z einszett LeatherCare
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I use Zaino's products, but mainly because it comes bundled with the external car care products I buy. I will offer that the smell of the Zaino products is quite authentic.

The leather in our cars isn't such fine stuff that you need to be that concerned about what leather cleaner/conditioner you use so long as you use something that is made for cleaning/conditioning leather.

If you have a light colored interior, you should probably clean the seats and armrests pretty often just to keep dark areas at bay as long as possible.
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Do you have the spray bottle or wipes? Do you just use a terry cloth to apply it?
Yes I use the spray bottles and apply with a cloth.
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I use Zaino's products, but mainly because it comes bundled with the external car care products I buy. I will offer that the smell of the Zaino products is quite authentic.

The leather in our cars isn't such fine stuff that you need to be that concerned about what leather cleaner/conditioner you use so long as you use something that is made for cleaning/conditioning leather.

If you have a light colored interior, you should probably clean the seats and armrests pretty often just to keep dark areas at bay as long as possible.
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