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How to keep up the leather ?

What do you guys do to keep up the leather seats. Is there a product that you use ? The leather in this vehicle is incredible looking.
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Mother's makes a good leather product. So does Amsoil. Haven't tried Macquire's. For God's Sake, stay away from Armorall.
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I use Lexol leather cleaner and conditioner. Meguiras, at least the wipes, leave the seats way to shiney for my tastes.
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I use Lexol leather cleaner and conditioner. Meguiras, at least the wipes, leave the seats way to shiney for my tastes.

I used lexol for years, great product. I recently switched and started using 4 star, it gives a great matte finish.

you can get it here

http://www.prestostore.com/cgi-bin/s...etail&ct=34681
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Back in '02 we bought a 1.8T Jetta and had the Guardian kit added. They demonstrated it by taking a piece of leather and marking it with a permanent marker Tried to clean it off and it was forever stained. Added the Guardian and marked it again and the marker came right off. I have a whole box unopened. I finally found a car worthy of opening it for!

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How to keep up the leather? Let's expand this to cover the entire interior:

1. Keep your car out of the sun.
2. Vacuum your car regularly. When vacuuming the seats, be sure to tilt them back so you can get all the dust and junk out from the seams.
3. Don't eat in your car.
4. Drink anything you want in your car -- as long it's water.
5. To dust your car, use distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Dash, instrument panel, seats, the works. Use the vacuum with a soft upholstery brush to get dush out of the air vents and texture the faux suede finish.
6. Windows: Windex, microfiber cloths and muscle.
7. If you keep your car out of the sun -- you won't have to treat the leather. If you do -- I'd go with Lexol as a bunch of other products look really, really, really greasy after application.

The underlying theme to all of this is: prevention.
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I have always used Griots products for all of my show cars and the GTO. He makes a great leather cleaner and conditioner. His best of show wax works great on dark colors, no streaks, etc.

You can check out the stuff at www.griotsgarage.com

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I use the Lexol product line. It's what I used on my baseball mitts in the past when I stored them for the winter. So far......so good!!
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Lexol for me!
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