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Old 20-06-2016, 02:19 PM   #21
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How long do the Dr Leather wipes last before they dry out in the container?

I have 3 cars to look after, mine, the wife's and the Mother in Law, so just wondering which pack to buy.
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Old 20-06-2016, 04:04 PM   #22
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They don't dry out. Had mine at least two years.
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Old 20-06-2016, 05:14 PM   #23
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All wheels will go shiny over time.

It all depends on how they are used though. I've seen cars with twice the mileage but very little shine (maybe used just on Motorways etc)

But the action of steering will eventually smooth out the leather and gloss it. It gets worse and happens quicker if you have any products on your skin (hand creams etc.)

You can clean these off easily and the wheel will stay matt for a while, but its the smoothing of the grain (even on smooth leather) that eventually will make the gloss re-appear quicker than ever.

TBH, most 15 plate cars with 6K mileage will start to be glossing up a bit. Just APC (mild) the area once a week if you want to keep it matt.
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Old 21-06-2016, 09:57 AM   #24
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A friend who has a garage says that he has noticed that cars driven by women get shiny steering wheels much more quickly than those driven by men, especially those who do a bit of manual labour.

As Robertdon777 says, it probably has a lot to do with hand creams and the skin's natural oils.
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Old 21-06-2016, 06:18 PM   #25
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Make sure its really clean give it 2 or 3 hits to be sure, I do mine every couple of months ( just when its starting to lose the matt look)
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Old 22-06-2016, 05:31 AM   #26
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The chances are that there is grease in the leather which is not being removed with the cleaners which are only surface cleaners. Grease from the hands (women wear more hand creams etc) may have penetrated the leather itself and will just keep reappearing after cleaning unless it is removed.
Deep clean with a foam cleaner and then degrease with Leather Degreaser, then protect to help prevent more build up and prevent any sheen
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Thanks for the replies all, much appreciated.

Judy, any particular leather de-greaser you can recommend? I gather simply using APC isn't a particularly good idea!
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Old 22-06-2016, 12:57 PM   #28
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Hi

We have a Leather Degreaser that is super simple to use
APC's will not remove grease that has penetrated the leather (and actually shouldnt be used for cleaning anyway!!)
You can find it on our new trade website
http://leathertradeproducts.co.uk/pr...her-degreaser/

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I have had 3 lexus and 4 bmw's and all of them have always come back to a nice supple matte finish after leatherique and pristine clean. I wipe down the wheel with warm water and a microfiber to remove any built up dirt and grime then apply a liberal coat of leatherique and let it sit for a hour or longer in the sun to heat the interior. then wipe clean with a fresh warm water soaked microfiber and then apply pristine clean and buff off. works great for me and the wheel always comes back to a nice uniform matte finish. its amazing what leatherique will pull from the leather.
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