How about sharing cleaning tips. I have this car with the lightest leather interior I've ever had and it has me a little paranoid. So I'm looking for tips on cleaning products as well as protectors as well as what to keep away from the leather, ex. wet jeans...I've heard nightmare stories about jeans.
Also got me thinking in what others are using as soap to wash their car, or wheel cleaners, wax and such.
So share please, lets keep these Ms looking beautiful.
No just wet jeans, but ANY jeans apparently. I assure you I don't wear my jeans more than once between washes, but somehow I notice a dingy build up on my driver's seat every few weeks. There is something about jeans that leaves a sort of residue mostly noticeable on light colored leather. Lotions, sunscreens, and natural skin oils from bare legs also clog the perforations in the leather.
Personally, I steam my leather seats, arm rests, etc twice per year. Not only does it clean the leather, but it also unclogs the perforations which improves air circulation for cooling in summer (which is almost year round in South Florida).
1) I steam an area, then immediately wipe with a microfiber towel doused with Griot's leather cleaner.
2) I follow that with Griot's Leather Rejuvenator and let it sit overnight to soak in deeply.
3) Next day I buff off with a clean microfiber towel. No greasy surface, just supple and soft with a great aroma.
4) Between steaming, I use Griot's Leather Care. It won't clog the perforations like other leather products can.
Here is a great video that shows cleaning techniques from least aggressive to steaming so you can judge which method is best for the condition of your interior:
I have heard great things about Lexol and Zaino. I just happen to buy all my car care products from Griot's (as seen in my pics, LOL). For me, it's just easier to buy everything from one place and I can honestly say they have never disappointed me. They are biodegradable with no harsh chemicals, and eco-friendly. They are moderately priced, but a little goes a very long way so they are not expensive to use.