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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Leather dash care? Reply with quote

so what does everyone do?

Bit of pledge?

some lether treatment?

????

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gliptone cleaner and conditioner for me

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for Gliptone, lovely stuff Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gliptone. Thumb Reminiscent of the smell of the leather interior of a 1950s Rover Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

auto finesse cleanser followed by razeglaze leather balm, happy with it, but I think I'll try gliptone when the raceglaze has run out.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - used the gliptone cleaner and conditioner - came up a treat
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Gliptone cleaner for the first time when I bought my 997, really impressed with the results, brings the leather back to a nice matte finish!

The conditioner is fine but will shine the surface of the seat pad when
your bum has rubbed it up a little. Love the smell too especially with the free leather air freshener I got from polished bliss!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the autoglym leather feed stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As said above, I also use Gliptone cleaner and conditioner. I prep the leather first by using a steam cleaner to open the pores then use a leather scrubbing brush to clean the grains. Wipe down followed by the conditioner Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use Gtechniq L1 Leather Guard.

Great value, and provides a beautiful matte finish, and is anti-stain and abrasion resistant. No residue afterwards so does not attract debris which can often score the surface. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRZ911 wrote:
Use Gtechniq L1 Leather Guard.

Great value, and provides a beautiful matte finish, and is anti-stain and abrasion resistant. No residue afterwards so does not attract debris which can often score the surface. Thumb


Sounds perfect, ordered some, along with the Gtechniq W2 Universal cleaner, thanks Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use diluted Flash APC.

Seriously. Modern car leather is painted with acrylic or polyester urethane paint and clear coat so is sealed and doesn't need "feeding" the way a horse saddle does.

Anything that "softens" the leather chemically eats into the painted acrylic protection of the leather to make it feel softer.

The "shine" of leather is dirt and oils from human skin and as soon as you clean it with a good APC it will go matte again. This layer of dirt and oil will abrade the surface wearing the seats so its important to keep them clean.

Have a read around: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=183747

Some products will sit on top of your clear coated leather and give some UV protection and limited abrasion resistance. These are wax based just like you put on the paint outside the car.

So I would use a normal APC to strip dirt and oils from the leather, and then if I was feeling flush a product that just claims to offer UV and abrasion resistance - not "soften" the leather.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
....So I would use a normal APC to strip dirt and oils from the leather, and then if I was feeling flush a product that just claims to offer UV and abrasion resistance - not "soften" the leather.


Spent £14 on the Gtechniq W2 cleaner and L1 guard that supposedly do what you're saying for the reasons you give ...expensive way of doing it, but the bottles look nice Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered some Gliptone cleaner GT12 today whic comes with a free cloth but wondered what is best to apply it with? I've read women's make up sponges over a cloth.....thoughts?
Best way to apply and remove the excess or do I let it absorb?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ursa911 wrote:
Ordered some Gliptone cleaner GT12 today whic comes with a free cloth but wondered what is best to apply it with? I've read women's make up sponges over a cloth.....thoughts?
Best way to apply and remove the excess or do I let it absorb?


To put it on I use a polish applicator sponge - looks like a flat bread roll Smile

I use a microfibre cloth to wipe clean and buff... although buff is an odd word in this context as you are not buffing to a shine you are buffing to a buff finish.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use LTT leathercare products from forum member Judyb who is the technical director for this company and very knowledgeable drop her a PM she is always happy to help. and offer advice on what , how etc.

http://lttleathercare.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ursa911 wrote:
Ordered some Gliptone cleaner GT12 today whic comes with a free cloth but wondered what is best to apply it with? I've read women's make up sponges over a cloth.....thoughts?
Best way to apply and remove the excess or do I let it absorb?


I dab little bits on with a soft brush dipped in water and gently work into the grain of the leather.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have purchased some Gliptone cleaner and conditioner, as well as a leather cleaning brush and a sponge for the conditioner. Will give this a go at the weekend.

A friend of mine at work has mentioned that you shouldn't do the clean/condition whilst the leather is cold... Any truth in this? How cold is cold?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob325114 wrote:
I have purchased some Gliptone cleaner and conditioner, as well as a leather cleaning brush and a sponge for the conditioner. Will give this a go at the weekend.

A friend of mine at work has mentioned that you shouldn't do the clean/condition whilst the leather is cold... Any truth in this? How cold is cold?!


The idea is that its best done on warm leather as the surface opens up a bit, making it easier to clean in the surface imperfections. It won't do any harm on cold leather, but IME it works best warmed up. I use a little steam cleaner from Aldi!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Rob325114 wrote:
I have purchased some Gliptone cleaner and conditioner, as well as a leather cleaning brush and a sponge for the conditioner. Will give this a go at the weekend.

A friend of mine at work has mentioned that you shouldn't do the clean/condition whilst the leather is cold... Any truth in this? How cold is cold?!


The idea is that its best done on warm leather as the surface opens up a bit, making it easier to clean in the surface imperfections. It won't do any harm on cold leather, but IME it works best warmed up. I use a little steam cleaner from Aldi!


Thanks - i guess it makes snese as warm leather feels more pliable and likely to let more of the cleaner/conditioner get inside the porous material. Presumably a morning drive with the seat heaters on would provide a similar heating effect to your steam cleaner!
 
  
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