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      03-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Leather cleaner / conditioner

Gents,

Just thought I'd ask for any recommendations? First car with leather interior so my previous products don't include this!

It's black dekota interior if that makes any difference.

It's usually mcguires products I've used in the past bit was going to pick up the BMW stuff if its alright.

Any help much appreciated
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      03-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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I have had black Dakota in my 1er for 5 years.. I keep the car immaculate but I have only ever used a normal APC on the seats. To be fair I don't do a lot of miles, and the kids rarely get in.. so its not often dirty... or what I find works well on the BMW interior and seats is the pot of matt wipes from Halfords (white pot, yellow lid cant recall the make).

I do have some meguaires leather treatment that I bought when I got the car, but I have never opened it.
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      03-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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I use Autoglym leather cream which makes the leather feel more supple.
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      03-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks so far guys. Giving me plenty to think about!
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Gliptone is the stuff for leather, give it a clean with the Gliptone CLeaner and then there is a separate conditioner that softens the leather again and even manages to release a bit of new leather smell again.
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Guys i have tried many, don't use cream on new leather you don't need it, i use Dr Leather wipes he is a leather specialist and he also does liquid when seat are bad, I keep some wipes in car in zipped freezer bag to keep moist, i have tested Gliptone , Autoglym , and many more, you won't be disapointed
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Thanks again folks, Derek, as the car is new I think the wipes you use are probably the best option for me just now. Thanks again to you all!!
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Guys i have tried many, don't use cream on new leather you don't need it, i use Dr Leather wipes he is a leather specialist and he also does liquid when seat are bad, I keep some wipes in car in zipped freezer bag to keep moist, i have tested Gliptone , Autoglym , and many more, you won't be disapointed
Thanks for the info regarding the wipes.

This is the first car with leather seats i have had for around twenty years or so.
Then, i wouldn't even have thought of keeping the leather seats clean.
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Perhaps the products available in the UK differ from those here in the USA....in my experience, it doesn't matter much what you use, but rather that you use something. You have to remember the leather on our car seats isn't the same quality leather one will find on an Hermes saddle, so avoid the stuff crafted for the super fine quality leathers; you just don't need it because it won't make a difference. The fancy stuff will, however, keep your leather lasting and looking good just as long as the cheap stuff will.
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Gliptone is the stuff for leather, give it a clean with the Gliptone CLeaner and then there is a separate conditioner that softens the leather again and even manages to release a bit of new leather smell again.
+1 this is the best stuff for leather care...
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BMW leather cleaner+ feed.

I've used BMWs own leather cleaner + feed on my oyster leather.
Seems to work quite well at cleaning this light coloured leather, but I have no idea how well it feeds the leather.
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Remember new type leather is not poris and the cream will just sit on the top of the leather as the colour goes on then a clear coat
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Gliptone is the stuff for leather, give it a clean with the Gliptone CLeaner and then there is a separate conditioner that softens the leather again and even manages to release a bit of new leather smell again.
Hi - would you say this is a good option for someone who hasn't really cleaned their dakota grey leather for about 3.5 years? It's got lots of what looks like staining from clothes etc...?
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Hi - would you say this is a good option for someone who hasn't really cleaned their dakota grey leather for about 3.5 years? It's got lots of what looks like staining from clothes etc...?
Get yourself some Dr Leather liquid and race glaze soft bristled brush or smal swissvax brush to agitate and when dirt lifts out mop up with moist Micro Fiber towel
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Guys i have tried many, don't use cream on new leather you don't need it, i use Dr Leather wipes he is a leather specialist and he also does liquid when seat are bad, I keep some wipes in car in zipped freezer bag to keep moist, i have tested Gliptone , Autoglym , and many more, you won't be disapointed

Thanks will do this.
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Guys i have tried many, don't use cream on new leather you don't need it, i use Dr Leather wipes he is a leather specialist and he also does liquid when seat are bad, I keep some wipes in car in zipped freezer bag to keep moist, i have tested Gliptone , Autoglym , and many more, you won't be disappointed
I bought some Dr Leather wipes in the week and tried it today for the first time. I'm impressed, much better than the supermarket leather wipes I had been using and they smell much better too.
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I bought some Dr Leather wipes in the week and tried it today for the first time. I'm impressed, much better than the supermarket leather wipes I had been using and they smell much better too.
Richard I have tried lots of different gear on leather and the wipes are very moist and I keep in zip freezer bag in glove box if seats bad the liquid with race glaze 2.50 leather brush with moist Micro Fiber to mope up dirt
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