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Old 22-10-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Cleaning leather - thoughts on my MF cloth

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For a few years I've been following a monthly cleaning schedule for the black leather seats on my XC90. Monthly clean with Dr Leather cleaner and every two months Dr Leather Dye Block.

Today I cleaned the seats as usual using a MF cloth and Dr Leather cleaner. The MF just a tad bit dirty. I know there are many opinions to this but I came upon colourlock leather site and it explains that in a newish car you have this protective coat so conditioners won't work. But over time this coat would wear off. My XC90 leather seats are now 9 years old and the seats are showing some wear so I thought I'd try using Gliptone leather conditioner.

I've just cleaned these seats moments ago and when I was using the conditioner I was surprised to see my MF becoming like this?



The cleaner wasn't effective? The conditioner is picking up the leather's dye?

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Old 22-10-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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Looks like dirt to me .


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Do you have some cracking in your seats? If so, there will be some dye coming out of those - nothing to worry about really unless you overdo it.

You shouldn't need to scrub etc - just a light wipe
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You should speak to Judy at LTT leather care. They are a sponsor on here. If you fire over some pictures to them they'll be more than happy to offer advice
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That's what happens when you use that conditioner on modern leather especially with a MF cloth. Is your leather a smooth finish? Best speaking to Judy from LLT or look at colour lock as well.
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Old 23-10-2017, 10:20 AM   #6
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Hi Lan, Do you know which part of the seat you were trying to clean when the microfibre turned? It could be a combination of dirt and colour coming off but given you clean monthly I doubt it is dirt. When you cleaned last month what products did you use and what process did you follow? The protective layer/top coat can erode over time due to friction leading to colour loss. There are a couple of ways you can tackle this but I'll wait to hear more from you before getting into products. Feel free to email photos to info@colourlock.com so we can assist further.
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Do you have some cracking in your seats? If so, there will be some dye coming out of those - nothing to worry about really unless you overdo it.

You shouldn't need to scrub etc - just a light wipe
No scrubbing, just a thin coat of Gliptone passing over the seats once or twice. The seats have crease, not deep cracks
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That's what happens when you use that conditioner on modern leather especially with a MF cloth. Is your leather a smooth finish? Best speaking to Judy from LLT or look at colour lock as well.
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Hi Lan, Do you know which part of the seat you were trying to clean when the microfibre turned? It could be a combination of dirt and colour coming off but given you clean monthly I doubt it is dirt. When you cleaned last month what products did you use and what process did you follow? The protective layer/top coat can erode over time due to friction leading to colour loss. There are a couple of ways you can tackle this but I'll wait to hear more from you before getting into products. Feel free to email photos to info@colourlock.com so we can assist further.
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Thanks very much for joining in the thread! I have heard of colourlock but unfortunately there are no dealers here (I'm in Malaysia)

I was using the MF and conditioner on the seats bottom.

Last month I cleaned the seats with Dr Leather advanced liquid cleaner first followed by Dr Leather Dye Block.

Interested to hear your thoughts. I'll try getting some good pics of the seats
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Took photos of my worst seats

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