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Cleaning leather seats

Postby TimelessClassic » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:39 pm

Hi,

I have a 2003 G35 and wanted to know how best to keep its leather seats (and while we're at it, my leather sofa) clean so they don't crack and last longer.

Thanks.


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Re: Cleaning leather seats

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby timmy0257 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:43 am

i use Meguiars leather cleaner/conditioner. Lexol makes a good one also.

Do not spot clean with rubbing alcohol & cutip.

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby TimelessClassic » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:01 am

I've heard Tannery's is good. Any experience with that?

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby timmy0257 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:00 am

TimelessClassic wrote:I've heard Tannery's is good. Any experience with that?
no i do not. i am sure others will soon chime in. actually need advice on repair a small hole. a mechanic must have had a screw driver in his back pocket and sat in my seat and poke a nice hole in it. i notice it a few days later and they refused to come to resolution. ever patch a leather seat? does infiniti make patches to match my Stone interior?

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby audtatious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:06 am

timmy0257 wrote:
TimelessClassic wrote:I've heard Tannery's is good. Any experience with that?
no i do not. i am sure others will soon chime in. actually need advice on repair a small hole. a mechanic must have had a screw driver in his back pocket and sat in my seat and poke a nice hole in it. i notice it a few days later and they refused to come to resolution. ever patch a leather seat? does infiniti make patches to match my Stone interior?
I had something eat a hole in the back seat of the wife's 07 sedan and my Infiniti dealership had "their leather guy" replace that section of the seat with matched leather. Looks perfect.

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby audtatious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:11 am

I've tried various leather cleaners but none have seemed to really get it clean. The other day I took some hot water with a tad Dawn in it and wiped them down with a damp terry towel. There was quite a bit of grime removed. I then conditioned them with Turtle Wax leather conditioner.

I'm going to order some Leatherique Pristine Clean after looking at this: http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/ ... -metallic/

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby TimelessClassic » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:13 am

Leatherique seems to be for higher-end leather, eg., for Porches, Bentleys, Rolls, etc. Won't that be overkill for Infiniti's leather?

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby audtatious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:21 pm

They both come from cows so I don't know why not. I would not say Infiniti leather is "cheap"

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby cal95757 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:24 pm

I purchased a 2003 G35 from an impound lot that had apparently been used as living quarters for the previous owner. The seats were in great condition other than being covered in years of grime. I asked a friend that details cars for advice and received an answer I didn't expect. He suggested I go to Dollar Tree and purchase a bottle of LA's Totally Amazing cleaner. Using a SPAM sponge with non abrasive scrub I test cleaned a small area of the rear seat. True to it's name I was TOTALLY amazed. An hour later the entire interior of the car looks like showroom new! He also recommended I skip the fancy brand leather conditioner and use Vermont's original bag balm. So for under $5 my interior looks and feels like new.

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Re: Cleaning leather seats

Postby YVR guy » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:29 pm

Just wondering if, having used the LA product, the leather has stood up well over the years: no discolouration, blot hipness etc?
Does it work on the dash material as well?
Thanks


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