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Old 04-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #11
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Sofa leather is the most low grade leather you can get some are even pulped leather fibers mashed together like chip board with a finish...

A large quality hide of leather will cost around £200 (you can pay £400-600+)

for a single seat leather sofa chair your looking at 2-3 hides...

so unless your talking about a 3-4k+ sofas it doesn't really count
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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Just used the new version of Autoglyms leather balm. Really pleased with the results. It's easier to apply than the previous version. Goes into the surface easier without drying to a white cream. Less smell which i prefer. Had tried poor boys leather stuff in between but although it left a really nice matt Finnish I found it left the seats a little slippery and the leather smell a bit over powering. Another great improved autoglym product.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #13
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I must presume none of the experts know the answer, or the clear coat does not actually exist. .
Most are..... in fact almost all finished leathers have a clear (or slightly tinted) top coat these days......unless it's a cheap leather sofa, etc.


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Did anyone try the Meguiars Leather Sealer in comparisson?
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Old 26-12-2016, 04:53 PM   #15
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I have used Autoglym leather cleaner and leather care balm on my bmw 728i light sand beige seats that i bought 18 years and the seats are still like new. i see no reason to change my routine as it works fine.
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i have read hundreds of hours debate on pros and cons of using the leather conditioner and to be honest i cant make up my mind which side is right or wrong. All i can say is i have been using the Autoglym care balm (conditioner) and it hasnt done any harm and if its good enough for the likes of rolls royce,jaguar,aston martin etc and by appointment to the royal family it cant be all that bad
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Old 26-12-2016, 05:17 PM   #16
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Autoglym stuff is good. The cleaner works well, and the balm leaves a nice dull but dressed finish. Leaving the leather undressed leaves it very dry and pasty looking. I know this wont nourish the leather underneath the finish any but it leaves a nice looking finish.

With the balm you need to apply it (microfiber app is good) then let it sit for 15 mins or so until its kind of dried like a wax. Then buff it off with a large plush microfibre or a couple of smaller ones as it does gum them up quite a bit. This will leave a nice finish and not at all greasy. It smells amazing too, gives it a new leather scent again for a few weeks.

Another tip is wash your hands after or bin the gloves you had on. Your hands will be nice and soft after but will leave fingerprints over the rest of the interior!

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Old 08-01-2017, 01:39 PM   #17
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Good advice Franzpan, I will take your advice and get Autoglym cleaner and balm for my Jaguar xf interior [Ivory].
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Another XF owner here Silver Sport. I used Autoglym in my XType and was really pleased with it, smells good too. Currently using Gliptone leather cleaner and conditioner,the smell is great and it seems to do the job really well. I have also been pleased with Zaino Z10 Leather in a bottle. That stuff did a good job too, easy to apply. I am now going to try Gyeon Q2 Leather coat on top of the conditioner and see how well it protects from marks.
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I think I've tried most over the years including Auto Glym, LTT and Zaino but for me Dr Leather wipes out perform them all.
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I use the AG stuff too. I have had no problems at all.

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