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      11-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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leather cleaner?

So after getting her, its time to keep her clean. I read...
http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...ml#post1451654

which goes into PhD level interior cleaning. Thus, what do you guys use on this leather? Ive read water based the best etc.
Any tips, pros/cons. Any advice appreciated.

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I had great success with the Swissvax leather products
Their leather cleaner and conditioner are great products
and also come in little bottle to cary along in your on the road detail kit.

http://www.swissvax.us/usa/leather-care.html

and for the dashboard/ M leather to restore/retain the matt finish I have used
http://www.swissvax.us/merchant.mvc?...e=LEATHER-CARE

I am also a great fan of the Zaino leather cleaner/conditioner as it restore the new leather smell
Just have to be careful wiping it off as otherwise it will gloss for a little while
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...oduct_Count=15
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      11-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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you can take a look at these.

Leather Master Soft Cleaner
or Leather Master Strong Cleaner we have been using these for a decade on our personal BMW's, Audis, Porsches.
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My question is which leather conditioner are silverstone interior guys using?
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I use the following all the time,

http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P64/32-oz-S2/

Once a year do this

http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P65/32-oz-S2/

Piece of cake to apply and remove on the prestine clean. Check out how the platinum interior looks after application and removal of the prestine clean. Also see the steering wheel restored to original luster. I have the prestine clean on an platinum M3, black interior R8.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tekdesi...7628021216722/
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I use leather masters foam leather cleaner, and leather masters leather conditioner matte.

I find the matte leather conditioner is great because it keeps the interior looking brand new from the factory.
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      02-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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Is the PermaPlate interior protection product recommended for this leather? Has anyone gotten this? Supposedly makes spills and stains come out easier. As I have preschool and grade school age kids, I want to protect the leather.

Or is it better to just apply leather cleaners/conditioners as mentioned above?
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Is the PermaPlate interior protection product recommended for this leather? Has anyone gotten this? Supposedly makes spills and stains come out easier. As I have preschool and grade school age kids, I want to protect the leather.

Or is it better to just apply leather cleaners/conditioners as mentioned above?
I don't know, but I wonder what it does to the feel of the leather. The whole point of having a natural leather interior is the velvety butter smooth feel.

I use Leather Masters leather barrier, and while not permanent, it does have the same effect in preventing dye transfer and helping to make them come out easier. I use this once every three months, and then use the Leather Masters Protection Cream Matte more frequently.
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Based on a friend's suggestion, I started using Zaino's "Leather in a Bottle" leather conditioner along with their "Leather soft" leather cleaner in case of some cleanup work. I don't know much about leather so hope you guys may have some info on these 2 products -- they seem to be doing a good job, I just don't want to be using products that may actually harm the leather as I intend to prolong the merino leather quality of my M5 interior.
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I have used Zaino in a bottle for a long time on many cars and it's one of the best products to use.
The only caution I'd have for the M5 is to not use too much and apply it very lightly with a soft MF towel as the leather (Merino) is not coated and will absorb "fluids" easily. Using too much might make the leather glossy.
For cleaning the leather I use Swissvax Leather cleaner which has worked great for me for many years. It's easy to apply and doesn't leave any streaking / gloss behind
http://www.swissvax.us/merchant.mvc?...e=LEATHER-CARE

I also use Swissvax Leather Matt for the dashboard and upper door portions.
http://www.swissvax.us/merchant.mvc?...e=LEATHER-CARE
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Agree with JMH Zaino can make the leather glossy which is why I stopped using it even though I love the smell.

The advantage of leather masters leather protection cream matte is that it is a matte leather conditioner so it is easy to maintain the factory finish with this.

Swissvax gloss corrector matte is not necessary if you don't gloss up the leather. I have some but I don't use it since it removes oils from leather and shouldn't be used too often.
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Agree with JMH Zaino can make the leather glossy which is why I stopped using it even though I love the smell.

The advantage of leather masters leather protection cream matte is that it is a matte leather conditioner so it is easy to maintain the factory finish with this.
I don't get any gloss when I apply the Zaino conditioner. Anyway I thought I would go to the leather masters site to check their conditioners thinking this would be the URL: http://www.leathermasters.com/. I got a surprise when I clicked the shop online tab, ha ha ha. So, I used google and eventually got to the correct site. The correct site is http://www.leatherworldtech.com/

There are several similar products, so which one should I use?

Leather Master Vital Conditioner SKU LMVIT,
Leather World Hydrating Cream SKU LWHC,
Leather Master Protection Cream SKU LMPC

Which ones do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance. BTW, would it be safe to apply these new conditioners on leather where the Zaino conditioner has already been applied?
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I don't get any gloss when I apply the Zaino conditioner. Anyway I thought I would go to the leather masters site to check their conditioners thinking this would be the URL: http://www.leathermasters.com/. I got a surprise when I clicked the shop online tab, ha ha ha. So, I used google and eventually got to the correct site. The correct site is http://www.leatherworldtech.com/

There are several similar products, so which one should I use?

Leather Master Vital Conditioner SKU LMVIT,
Leather World Hydrating Cream SKU LWHC,
Leather Master Protection Cream SKU LMPC

Which ones do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance. BTW, would it be safe to apply these new conditioners on leather where the Zaino conditioner has already been applied?
Don't get me wrong. When I say it adds gloss - I don't mean it adds gloss like tire shine adds gloss. I mean it adds a very very slight shine which is perceptible to a discerning eye.

Regarding product, I buy from Uniters NA who carry the full range.
http://shop.unitersna.com/collections/leather-master

The type of leather we have is A (Aniline)

My products are
- Leather Master Foam Cleaner - use whenever cleaning
- Leather Master Leather Barrier - prevents dye transfer from jeans. Use to treat leather when new and retreat every 3 months when doing a full cleaning
- Leather Master Protection Cream Matte - use for leather conditioning once a month

I don't bother with Leather Vital because that is for leather that hasn't been conditioned in a long time and needs restoration of natural oils. Our leather is new and doesn't need that.
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      02-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #14
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stealth.pilot, thanks for the info. I will be ordering the Leather Master Foam Cleaner and Protection Cream (for Matte surfaces). I have full merino black leather, so am in a quandary whether or not to order the Leather Barrier.
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stealth.pilot, thanks for the info. I will be ordering the Leather Master Foam Cleaner and Protection Cream (for Matte surfaces). I have full merino black leather, so am in a quandary whether or not to order the Leather Barrier.
Leather barrier probably not necessary then.
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Glycerine is a good leather cleaner. Lexol is a brand name Glycerine leather pH balanced cleaner -- inexpensive and does a good job of cleaning all types of leather. You can use it to first clean the leather of any grime, oil, perspiration, etc. residue before applying the Leather Master Protection Cream.
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ater you get the leather clean, id highly recommend CQuartz leather and Fabric Guard...
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I wonder if CQuarts will actually coat the leather and hence make it look glossy and loose some of it's smooth/soft feel ?
From the videos it looks like to build a coat to repel water etc . In some of the reviews it also mention to slightly "darken" the leather so folks with very light interiors (Platinum/Silverstone etc) may want to be careful and give it a try on a hidden portion first.
But it might be an option for some
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Surf City Garage leather treatment. I have tried quite a few and this one seems to do all that I want.
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Would the Leather Master Leather Barrier affect the color or feel of a Champagne Merino leather for the F10 M5?
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Would the Leather Master Leather Barrier affect the color or feel of a Champagne Merino leather for the F10 M5?
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Which is a better product (Leather Master Leather Barrier or Wolf Chemical's Hiderophobe) to prevent dye transfer from dark jeans to a light leather? Can I use both (eg. Hiderophobe first and then add an additional coat of Leather Barrier or vice versa)?
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