Cleaning and protecting leather and interior

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  1. Dieselman

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    This afternoon I set to cleaning the seats of the Coupe.
    I thought what will be the best product to use to clean these, so opted for some diluted hard surface cleaner. I wont put a picture up, but it's £5 for 5 litres, dilute 100:1.
    A rub with a damp microfibre cloth left them nice and clean. Sorry, no pic, you will just have to imagine a cloth.

    The seats then looked very clean.

    Being porcelain, they seats do suffer a bit of dye transfer from jeans, so I thought what can I do to stop this and protect the leather surface from abrasion.
    I realise that leather needs feeding and not having any silage around looked about for some kind of special potion and found exactly the right thing. An aqueous natural conditioning product to feed the leather <snigger> with. :)

    As this was a conditioning product as well, I was able to use it on the interior plastics and door seal rubbers.
    It's given the piano black inserts a nice silky finish with no streaks.

    The finished result.

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    The magic potion. I can sell you this for £10 a litre...you will find it can be used all round the house, even in the bathroom...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks good from the pictures.


    I'd say it's Head and Shoulders above the Meguiar's stuff I used.
     
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    Lol. It's really worked well, I'm dead chuffed.
     
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    Top tip. Seats look ace

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    Are you finding the seats now much more manageable?
     
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    How has this held up, DM?
    I'm selling my Vito and was hoping to use something effective (and cheap) on the vinyl seats.
     
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    Vinyl doesn't need feeding. You can use any cleaner that's not too harsh
     
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    Leather doesn't need feeding either, but we do.

    Ringway...It is holding up just fine, seats look as good as the day I did them.
     
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    Nice seats. What car is that?
     
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    Mine...
     
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    I said 'what' not 'whose'. If you were on form for Friday, you would have said 'Mercedes'.
     
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    It's a C250Cdi Coupe.

    I'm actually finding it a bit slow and thirsty...35mpg the last few journeys.

    Here's a question though...why the fck do councils make all roundabouts shaped like 50p pieces? :D
     
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    Funny, never had you as a jeans wearer. Was thinking track suit bottoms.
     
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    Oh, how we laughed... Normally I am suited, but jeans or casuals are fine for weekends or dress down.

    Incidentally, I have you down as a skirt wearer.
     
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    I used this on mine today, very please with it, dunno what its like on my hair tho?

    Leather Care Gel | Armor All

    Yours looks a treat btw
     
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    Before or after your hair cut lol. Good stuff though that armorall
     
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    after mate, after lol
     
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    Ha ha very funny! If theres one thing for sure, it't that leather in a car does not need feeding - it's a sealed surface.

    I have found one product really very good for resisting dye transfer and making any dye that does transfer easy to clean - Dr Leather Dye Transfer Block Sealant

    Dr Leather Dye Transfer Block Sealant from Monza Car Care

    Not cheap I will admit, but it 100% works, even on the totally white leather I had in my M6.
     
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    There corrected that for you. :D

    Now where did I put that Brylcream.
     
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