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Old 22-02-2021, 01:50 PM   #11
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Dr Leather wipes for me too, work a treat. Shiny is normally grease and dirt in the leather, just needs a good thorough clean.
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Old 23-02-2021, 12:53 PM   #12
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Cheers lads, I'll get something and give it a go then.
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Old 23-02-2021, 06:04 PM   #13
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Thanks to all who posted here with ideas.

I didn't realise how shiny my dailies steering wheel was until a few weeks ago when i bought a new leather gear knob

I have both Autoglym and DodoJuice cleaner - and a horse-hair brush. And until today; the recent snow / storms / wind / freezing temps had held me back. I'd also never thought to use a brush on a steering wheel before

Anyway. Covered up dash / trim / seats etc to protect from the ensuing mess. Worked in the Autoglym cleaner with the brush - in sections and going around the wheel twice - for 1/2 hour. Then soaked up the excess cleaner with a sponge and luke-warm water. Pat-dried it off with a clean towel and its quickly gone from a 5 or 6 out of 10 feel-wise to an 8.75 with a nice uniform matte finish ! A little more time and another clean and i think i can improve on that too as yet...

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I'll have a dig around in the garage and see what products I have that might be suitable, I definitely don't have any brushes but I do have plenty of microfiber cloths and a load of random car cleaning products. I'll post what I have here so you can advise before I go using the wrong thing and ruining my wheel.
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Old 23-02-2021, 08:55 PM   #15
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Koch Chemie Pol Star is very good for this, brought my shiny wheel back to matte
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Old 23-02-2021, 09:08 PM   #16
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Solclens, made by Guardian Products in Barnoldswick is amazing on leather. It will clean anything, and I mean anything. It will not harm you, is food safe, can be used to clean any part of a car, will also clean your kitchen, bathroom, cooker etc etc. Brilliant on leather. I have found that on some really grimy shiny steering wheels, a little solclens sprayed onto an Autoglym magic sponge works wonders, but don't be too harsh with the magic sponge or you could rub some colour away. Nice and gentle.
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Old 24-02-2021, 07:50 AM   #17
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I have used Magic sponges/erasers in the past on really dirty steering wheels. They clear the dirt but don't damage the leather. just use plain water and remember to recondition after.
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Old 24-02-2021, 08:55 AM   #18
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Sorry but that's just not correct on either front.

Magic Sponges are abrasive
Modern leather doesn't need conditioning

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Old 24-02-2021, 12:54 PM   #19
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I'll have a dig around in the garage and see what products I have that might be suitable, I definitely don't have any brushes but I do have plenty of microfiber cloths and a load of random car cleaning products. I'll post what I have here so you can advise before I go using the wrong thing and ruining my wheel.
I usually just use a soft toothbrush <£1 to purchase
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Old 24-02-2021, 04:49 PM   #20
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So these are the only things I have in my garage that are even close to being suitable for interior leather:







So I guess I better order something more suitable. Maybe start with the cheap and simple solutions of either Dr Leather Wipes or Detailed Online's Renew Leather Foaming Cleaner + a toothbrush. Any preference over which?

If that doesn't work then I'll Have to look at getting something more expensive like Colourlocks Conditioning Kit
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