Since buying my car, the seats have bothered me due to shineyness and cracking. I assumed this was irreversible due to age, but my friend who does detailing told me it was due to dirt being ingrained in the seat. He brought some leather cleaner (apparently very good stuff) over and we had a go at the seats:
We were pretty brutal with them, spray stuff on, scrub with a brush (I used a nail brush) and take off with a cloth and look at the 9 years of dirt stuck to the cloth! Repeat as necessary. Don't be afraid to go at it pretty hard, you won't damage them.
Seats now look as they do in the photos from when the car was new, very happy with results. All comments welcome!
Leather Ultra Clean
50/50 on drivers seat:
Look at the difference in the 2 seats in this photo, hadn't done the drivers seat yet.
Did the steering wheel as well, was disgusting!