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      11-09-2020, 10:34 AM   #15
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Drives: 340i M Sport 8ZF
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Austin

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Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
I think the big debate is whether the various types/levels of coatings on the leather allow the conditioning/moisturizing products to actually penetrate into the leather or does it never make it past the coating.

For me, I've had mixed results depending on the leather. Some are noticeably softer/more pliable after using a leather product, while others showed no change at all.

On my F32, it's a mixture of the two. The seats show no sign of any difference, but the shift knob, MSport steering wheel, and brake lever handle not only look different, but feel better afterwards.
If your gear stick, steering wheel, and other leather looks shiny/slick - that's because it's gunked up with oils, skin particles, and sweat.

Clean BMW leather is slightly tacky, with some texture to it.