Fwd: Re: [200q20v] leather care

nhv at citylinq.com nhv at citylinq.com
Fri Jun 1 13:24:41 EDT 2001

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>To: Brett Dikeman <brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net>
>From: nhv at citylinq.com
>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:35:39 -800
>Hi Brett, quick question:
>Is Lexol easy to find. Where would you suggest getting it?
>>Lexol.  I've been complemented many times on the condition and feel of the

>>seats, though it helps that the previous owner did a great job of keeping

>>the interior in good shape(I have no idea what he used, I suspect Hide
>>Food from the buildup on the seams.)
>>Do it while the car is warm.  I just discovered that using a soft brush
>>results in even more spectacular results(unless your leather is flaking or

>>damaged, in which case, the brush will just rip everything.)
>>With the lexol cleaner, don't be afraid to use some water to
>>work up a good lather.  Vacuum the seats -completely- to get any
>>dirt/pebbles/what have you out of the seams; then go over the seat gently

>>with a soft brush, and get a lather going.  Wipe it all down with a damp
>>Don't forget some of the most critical areas are the tops of the seats;
>>front passenger seat tops closest to the window, and a good portion of the

>>back seats(headrests, top leather surface of the back) get VERY dried out

>>from the sun.
>>After everything dries off, and preferably when the car is somewhat warm
>>from being in the sun, go over all the leather with the conditioner.
>>Slather it on, especially on the areas where it's really dried out.  Let
>>it sit, then come back later and buff the seats with a good dry towel.
>>This works for me; experiment on your own and see what works for your
>>leather, your climate, etc.  Typically my seats are very grabby for a day

>>or two after this, but quickly turn back to normal-feeling.
>>Do the steering wheel with the cleaner, and really rub the stuff around,
>>use a toothbrust to get the grime out of the stitches, etc.
>>If you use a white cloth, you'll be amazed at home much grime comes off
>>even with periodic cleanings.  Use some conditioner, but wipe it
>>off soon after, or you'll have an icky-sticky wheel for a day or two :-)
>>Also, pay attention to the shift boot...it's possibly the most abused
>>leather item in the car aside from the outside driver's seat bolster(pay
>>extra attention to that guy too, especially if you have sport seats.)
>>On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Sean Upchurch wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I bought a gray 91 200q20v about a month ago and have been lurking on the

>>> list since then.  Similar to Tom's bouncing speedo and stalling, my car
>>> the same problems.  Thanks to some friends (Pete Kunzler and Orin Eman),

>>> replaced the BPV (and the connecting vacuum line) and soldered the circuit

>>> board for about 4 hours time.  Anyway...
>>> My drivers seat has some surface cracking in it and I would like to use
>>> leather treatment to extend the life of them.  Anybody have any BTDT and

>>> suggestions of what to use.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sean Upchurch
>>> 91 200q20v
>>> 87 4ktq (currently dead and waiting for replacement block to be bored)
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