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01-01-2012, 06:05 PM #1
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Best Leather Cleaner/Conditioner?
Just purchased a 2011 Silverado Crew Cab Z71 and I wanted to know what everyone uses to clean their leather? I don't want any sticky residue that will attract dirt or lint. Thank you for your suggestions!
01-01-2012, 07:34 PM #2
Armour All Leather Conditioner is real good, used it on the interior of my Monte Carlo, don't have the car anymore so use it on my work bootsIt's a never ending battle of making cars better and also trying to better yourself.
01-01-2012, 07:40 PM #3
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The two best ones that are rated the highest in consumer like, and that I have used on every car and truck I had since I was 19 are
1) Simoniz Leather Care Cream ( I love this product) here is a link about it I found: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product...are_cream.html
2) Meguiars GOLD CLASS RICH Leather Aloe Cleaner( the Aloe makes it so soft) its amazing.. Here is a link I found for you: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product...are_cream.html
GOOD LUCK!! I use the Simoniz one for my Envoy SLT with heated seats... works great.. LOVE IT
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01-01-2012, 10:26 PM #4
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Use what the Leather shops use Lexol or Saddle Soap.....08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
01-01-2012, 10:38 PM #5
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Eagle 1 leather conditioner
01-01-2012, 11:29 PM #6
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I would recommend Connolly Hide Care Products. It is the absolute best leather care products on the market. It is the product recommended by companies such as Jaguar and Ferrari!!!
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01-13-2012, 02:16 PM #7
Theres actually a lot of misconceptions about leather products and what you need to care for an interior. The first thing is the fact that 99% of modern vehicles on the road (and every truck on this site likely) have coated leather, meaning you and the products you use actually never come into contact with any actual cow hide. The leather sits under a coating of urethane, typically tinted, and textured to hide imperfections.
Why? Because only the very finest of cars get premium hides... we're talking cars like maybachs, rolls royces, etc. where the hides are from cows with flawless skins. They're raised in pens without trees or thorn bushes, they're kept separate so they can't scratch eachother up, etc. The rest of us get leather from cows that are, well, pretty beat up. The coating helps hides the nicks, scars, and other imperfections so the seat looks uniform.
On top of that, most people won't care for raw leather properly, meaning massive warranty repair work for manufactures... for evidence of what untreated raw leather looks like check out a king ranch edition ford, or an old baseball glove. Over time the wear starts to make the material look uneven, dealers/car makers don't want to have to replace your seat every 6 months b/c of appearance issues. The urethane coating protects the leather and keeps it even looking. Its also the stuff that starts to show those creases and cracks on the bolsters over time.
So all that being said you really don't need a 'leather specific' product. A lot of leather products on the market contain oils, and lanolin (animal fat) which is great for raw leather, but thanks to modern coated leather is completely unnecessary. What you do need is a product that provides protection to the surface against UV fade and other factors that it is susceptible to. So in reality all these products that claim to have special moisturizers, oils, lanolin, etc really aren't designed to be used on modern 'average' car interiors. The product never actually reaches the leather in order to 'condition' it in the first place.
01-13-2012, 03:03 PM #8Originally Posted by Dylan[MENTION=44367
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01-13-2012, 03:27 PM #9
That was the same design philosophy we followed with our Leather & Interior Cleaner and Leather & Interior Conditioner... they both will work on coated and uncoated leather, we also recommend them for use on dashes, door panels, and any other 'hard' interior surface as those require much the same care as a coated leather does.
01-29-2012, 05:22 PM #10
Lemon pledge :P i've got some armor all leather cleaner and some meguires spray stuff...i just use whatever i see first in the cabinet that day pretty much2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L Z71 - 4x4
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