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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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What cleaner/protectant does everyone use on leather seats

So, I've never owned a vehicle (until recently) that had leather seats. Mostly because its hot in the summer where I live, and leather seats are a lot more miserable to set your bum on in 100 degrees than cloth. Anyway, my new to me super duty has leather seats, and i'm just curious what kind of cleaner/conditioner/protectant you guys recommend so they stay looking pretty for years to come. thanks!

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Unread 07-10-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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I've been in the upholstery business for 35 years and do a lot of leather work. I always suggest using Lexol for the seats. Here's a tip for cleaning leather if really dirty. Get some Ivory bar soap and put it in a container of water and swish it around until soapy solution. Dampen rag and clean seats. Rinse rag with clean water and wipe down seats again. Never soak leather. Only moist. The Ivory soap has Lanolin in it and is good for leather. These seats in my airplane were done in bone leather and got dirty a lot. I cleaned them often but you can see they still look new after about 6 years.

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As another who has been involved in detailing as a personal "hobby" for years, I also recommend Lexol.
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perfect....what is lexol? is it a cleaner, or conditioner, or protectant.....and where do i get it?
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I've been in the upholstery business for 35 years and do a lot of leather work. I always suggest using Lexol for the seats. Here's a tip for cleaning leather if really dirty. Get some Ivory bar soap and put it in a container of water and swish it around until soapy solution. Dampen rag and clean seats. Rinse rag with clean water and wipe down seats again. Never soak leather. Only moist. The Ivory soap has Lanolin in it and is good for leather. These seats in my airplane were done in bone leather and got dirty a lot. I cleaned them often but you can see they still look new after about 6 years.
I hate when my airplane seats get dirty.

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perfect....what is lexol? is it a cleaner, or conditioner, or protectant.....and where do i get it?
Two bottles: cleaner and conditioner. I usually get mine from autogeek.net
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I've used Lexol and McGuire's Gold. I'll probably use Lexol moving forward because it's cheaper and seems to work just as well
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Lexol is an excellent product. I use it on my jackets & boots.
BUT-if your truck is a King Ranch, don't use it. It will darken the seats. Get the stuff sold by King Ranch.
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not a king ranch - not a fan of that saddle leather - just a lariat with tan leather seats.
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