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Old 06-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #1
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Leather Care - Clean? Moisturise?

So, my other half picks up a 2009 Merc CLS at the weekend which has a full leather interior. The interior is actually in excellent condition and not really showing any real signs of wear but I want to keep it mint.

Now in my car it has similar leather but it's used very infrequently and covered so not really worried about it wearing or aging. Her car will be used every day so I want to look after it.

I have Dr Leather spray which I used to wipe the interior down. I have the two step Liquid Leather from Gliptone but I'm wondering what will make a difference.

I'm aware that modern leather is usually coated so will moisturising it make any difference?

Any tips would be most appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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You're right in what you're saying, usually modern leather is coated so any moisturisers or creams will sit on top of the barrier and feel greasy/slippy. Sometimes a light layer is a good trade off to hide small defects and signs of aging but if it's mint just keep it clean. Make sure when you hoover you use a crevice tool and gently prise open the gaps/stitching areas and hoover in there to keep abrasive dirt from tearing the seams
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Just give a good hover then Dr Leather cleaning solution just to give it a light clean, then you need a protective sealer like colour lock leather protectant, LTT do a good protectant as well. Don't be using the Gliptone twins, they are not suited for modern car leather.
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Great replies so thank you both.

Looks like I'll just go with the Dr Leather spray and keep them nice and clean. I'll look into some type or protectant as well. The car has a leather dash and door cards so Dr Leather will be used regularly to keep that clean and dust free anyway.

I'll look into sealants for the leather though as well.
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some good info on here:

http://lttleathercare.com/leather-care-advice/
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I like dr leather and gyeon leather coat combo, worked great on my dads w218 cls
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