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Old 03-28-2018, 11:48 AM
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Hello all, just bought my first Jag. Just curious what leather restorers and conditioners everyone uses. Looking to do a good clean up of the interior.
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Modern auto upholstery leather isn't like your trusty old saddle or boots or leather seats of centuries past. Almost all leather seats (and other items such as door cards or console arm rests) are leather splits (slicing the hide into thin sheets), run through a pattern press, "dyed" (usually opaque paint) and then sprayed with polyurethane. This keeps any leather treatment from actually reaching the preserved hide.

If you want to keep it clean as new, merely clean it as you would vinyl (scrubbing Gently!), because if you manage to breach the plastic coating, it's sticky and you have a Real mess requiring replacement of that particular leather (I can tell you how I know that). That's why so many cleaning products say they work on vinyl as well as leather; surface is basically the same.

You might also want to use a product that makes the surface slick so your rear sliding across the seats repeatedly slides easily with least resistance. If you're concerned about sliding around in your seat, well, that's what seat belts are for.
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Originally Posted by Tinsletown View Post
...... Looking to do a good clean up of the interior.
I've moved your thread from Off Topic to Detailing / Car Care forum. This is the place to discuss the topic.

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