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Guys,

Does anyone have a good, tested idea of the best product for cleaning and taking care of the leather seats? I'm more interested in my '07 black leather seats. Don't want them to end up like the cracked tan leather seats in my Classic, or the not yet so badly cracked (but on its way to bad cracking) grey leather seats in my '96 4.0.

Will appreciate any ideas.
 

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I just wipe mine over with a damp cloth. I don't use any cleaners soaps or detergents as these can pull the oil out of the leather. Once dry I use Gliptone Conditioner.
I do it often. This reduces the need to use detergents to clean the leather.
 

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Many great products on the market. I use Leatherique conditioner and cleaner fantastic results. take more time to do it properly than others on the market, however the results are outstanding.
 

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I have started using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean the leather followed by a full Leatherique treatment. Been using Leatherique for 10 years along with their dyes as well on the Astons.

Follow the instructions exactly and you will be amazed by the results.

For a quickie you can try Connolly hide food.
 

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Thanks all for the input.

I checked out Leatherique on Amazon but can't find the conditioner or maybe I'm looking wrongly. I can find the Leatherique kit which contains the Pristine cleaner, the Rejuvenator Oil, handbrush and towels. Is the rejuvenator oil same as conditioner? Should I buy this particular kit?
 

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Go to their website directly. You need rejuvenator oil and pristine clean. 1 gallon of each should do the rover 3 or 4 times. A spray bottle and some household sponges is a good idea. Personally, I apply it with a latex glove on my hands.

Apply the oil in the morning, close the windows and let the heat of the sun bake it in. In the late afternoon, clean the oil off with the pristine clean and presto!
 

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another vote for hide food - had a car with leather seats for 14 years and they looked better after 14 years than when they were new - very soft. Just use gloves when you apply and be patient to work it into the leather. On the backs of the seats and vinyl - steering wheel and ebrake i use lethermans oil.
 

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Go to their website directly. You need rejuvenator oil and pristine clean. 1 gallon of each should do the rover 3 or 4 times. A spray bottle and some household sponges is a good idea. Personally, I apply it with a latex glove on my hands.

Apply the oil in the morning, close the windows and let the heat of the sun bake it in. In the late afternoon, clean the oil off with the pristine clean and presto!
Agree with RRDave, best way to apply. The rejuvenator can be messy and you will be surprised just how much the seats soak it up..
The results are stunning.

The kit is a good way to go, I purchased the 32oz bottle kit and haven't been disappointed.
 

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Ok, I have purchased the 320z kit from Amazon. I tried purchasing from Leatherique website, but saw that they accept only US credit cards, so that cuts me out.

I will get the stuff delivered to me at my location by next weekend, and I can't wait to try it out on my RRs; especially the Classic which has cracked leather. I would have loved to get the crack filler, cos I guess my classic will need it. I will let you guys know how it turns out.

Can't wait :think:

Thanks for all your inputs.
 

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I just got done cleaning and treating the interior of my RR with sand/beige colored seats. I simply used Mr. Clean "Magic Eraser" sponges (box of 4) and gently wiped off the dirt/sweat/discoloration and they look like new. Simply amazing! Works great on the door trim too. Just soak the sponge with water and rinse out so that it's still a little damp and wipe away. The interior looks brand new!!!! I used leather treatment from Griot's Garage to apply to the seats after I was done cleaning them.
I also just installed a brand new set of factory carpet floor mats and that makes a big difference as far as it looking and smelling better inside.
 

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I have now used the Leatherique products on my Kia Sportage black leather seats, and my '96 RR grey leather seats. After doing the Kia Sportage, I just noticed the leather went fresher, softer and nicer, and deeper black, but that was all I could see. But on the grey leather of the '96 RR; WOW! It surely was newer, because the leather suddenly went brighter like NEW! unbelievable! The interior smell of the car changed a bit though, but not actually like new leather. Some of the old cracks got hidden a bit, but major cracks remained. I guess I need to use the leatherique crack filler for the major cracks. I am yet to use it on my '07 MK111. I had to order a new leatherique pack cos I ran out after doing the two vehicles earlier. Thanks guys for all your advice. It paid off. I had bought Lexol Leather cleaner earlier, but I am afraid to use it now.

Also, can someone tell me what to use on the vinyl and other interior trims to make them look new and maintain them?
 

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there's 50,000 miles on these seats. Had this RR since new and always put a tshirt down when wearing denim jeans. Then Mr Clean Magic Eraser sponges took care of the rest.

 

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07CARRERA said:
there's 50,000 miles on these seats. Had this RR since new and always put a tshirt down when wearing denim jeans. Then Mr Clean Magic Eraser sponges took care of the rest.


Where can I purchase the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponges?
 

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges can be bought at any local food market. Just go to the aisle with cleaning products and you'll find it. They come 4 in a box. They also have a box of ones that are stronger and last 50% longer.
 

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Can confirm magic sponge did wonders on the A pillar textile interior trim too!
 

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The magic sponges totally restored the steering wheel leather on my '06 as well, it looked old and glossy/shiny and afterwards it looked clean and matte black..like my new '10. Amazing.
 

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The magic sponges totally restored the steering wheel leather on my '06 as well, it looked old and glossy/shiny and afterwards it looked clean and matte black..like my new '10. Amazing.

glad it worked for you! Once you do the entire interior (6 sponges) all you have to do is maintain every 6 months or so.
 

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Amen on the magic sponge. It truly is magic. Haven't used them on the RR but I have on my Denali. I thought I went a little too rough on the leather on one spot, but after using some leather conditioner I can't even find the area. I've used it on hard to clean spots on the interior and exterior.
Which reminds me, I need to try it on the hood of my Denali from some weird tar-like adhesive spots on my hood; at 12:30 am. I'm morphing into a detailing nut.
 
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