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Leather Interior

Discussion in 'Los Angeles & Orange County' started by LA_Native, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM.

  1. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    For those of you with leather interior, which (if any) cleaner and conditioner do you use?

    I've tried Maguire products, but I prefer Duragloss. It cleans fine and the finishing scent smells more like leather to me than Maguire leather cleaner and conditioner.
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  2. PrestonT

    PrestonT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I use Maguire. I'll have to give Duragloss a look.
     
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  3. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    I bought my car pre-owned and the previous owner was a smoker. I had it detailed and they used an ozone generator (twice), but there's still a faint smell of cigarette smoke. So, I've been cleaning my seats monthly to get rid of the smell; it's been working, the smell is not as noticeable. If you read the reviews on Amazon, you should notice some do mention its leather smell.
     
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  4. Serby

    Serby Active Member

    Location:
    Pasadena
    Who cares. Pax still take smelly cabs and the Cab drivers all smoke and they get Paid way more.
     
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  5. PrestonT

    PrestonT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Personal pride and the fact that this is my personal vehicle.
     

  6. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I use Saddle Soap for my Cars and my Couch in my TV Room.
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    leather.JPG
     
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  7. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Not to mention, the better quality the leather the higher the resale value.
     
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  8. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
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  9. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Great post!
    I'm not really concerned with resale value -- my car's a Hyundai Elantra, but I do want to keep it looking its best for as long as I can. I tinted all my car's windows (windshield & pano-roof) with ceramic tint to minimize the sun's effects on the interior. And I did get a good wash and clay wax. I hear it's good to wax it every six months. But a friend told me that he thinks once a year is fine, since it's not too harsh here in coastal So Cal.
     
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  10. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    LA_NativeLA_Native , it is best to have a good Wax on the Car before the Winter/Rain Season starts.
    Then again, in April or May, to get ready for the Summer.
     
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  11. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Thanks! It may seem extreme, but I plan on drying (I bought plenty of microfiber towels) every time I park it (at home) after it rains.
     
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  12. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    LA_NativeLA_Native , this might be the perfect solution for you:



    Believe it or not, this stuff really works.
    :)
     
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  13. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Thanks. Very helpful.
     
  14. Yellowmamba24

    Yellowmamba24 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I just use CLOROX disinfectant wipes...and wipe it with my absorber towel...for some reason when you wipe anything with a wipe there's like dusts after So u have to wipe them
     
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  15. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    http://www.fibrenew.com/blog/frequently-recommended-leather-remedies-that-ruin-leather/

    "6. Disposable cleaning supplies such as disinfectant wipes or pre-wet sponges. The vast majority of these contain alcohol and are a bad idea. We don’t recommend that you use these items, but if you decide to do it, make sure you read the label and are absolutely certain there in no alcohol in the product."

    Yikes!
     
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  16. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Yeeez, I would never ever use those on my Interior.
    Yellowmamba24Yellowmamba24 , if you like wipes,
    Why not use these:

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    This Thread should actually be moved into the Vehicle section.
     
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  17. daveportney

    daveportney Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I use maguire right now and hate the smell of it and the interior cleaner
     
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  18. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    SnowblindSnowblind, have you heard that it's not really necessary to condition car seats' leather, as it comes coated from the factory? If so, what's your take on that?

    Give it a try. Since I started using it, I've get one compliment (no tip tho) on the smell from a pax as he mentioned it was the cleanest Uber he'd ever taken -- but since it's black interior kinda hard to see how it could look dirty, unless it was not vacuumed and cleaned for months. Friends have said they like the scent, but sometimes they just say things to be "nice."
     
  19. Snowblind

    Snowblind Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    LA_NativeLA_Native ,

    I feel that if you clean or deep clean the leather, you should condition it and give it some moisture, just like your Skin. (Prevents drying out and cracking)
    After some Years (my Car is a 2011) the coating might have worn off, so I guess conditioning isn't a bad Idea.
    Can't hurt, anyways.
     
  20. LA_Native

    LA_Native Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Venice, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yeah, that's the way I was leaning. Can't hurt and it's not terribly expensive. The only pain is -- and it's minor -- is that my seats are perforated, so a little of the conditioner collects in the holes and it takes extra time ti work it in.
     
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