[V8] Leather seats

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Tue Oct 5 17:10:23 EDT 2004

At 8:48 AM -0500 10/5/04, sdewitt at stx.rr.com wrote:

>  > I am looking for some advice / hints on how to care for my leather
>  > seats .

Lexol, hands down.  Vacuum with a brush attachment.  Use the cleaner, 
then the conditioner.  Use a soft paintbrush to gently clean the 
stitching and crevices.  Yes, you do want to work up a lather when 
using the cleaner- get the foam flyin'.

  I apply the conditioner by setting the nozzle as fine as possible 
and misting the entire leather surface, then spreading it with a 
small square of cloth or piece foam.  The headrests and seat tops 
make take considerable amounts of the conditioner- if it absorbs it, 
keep giving it more.  The seats will be very sticky for maybe a day 
until they fully absorb the conditioner, even if you buff them with a 
dry cloth.  That's normal and OK; a day or two later they'll be 
smooth and dry.  Both cleaning and conditioning are best done with 
the leather warm, btw.  Leave the car parked in the sun or crank up 
the heater.

The leather in my car was taken care of pretty well, but I still get 
compliments on its condition 6-7 years later.

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