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    Leather cleaning & Conditioning

    I've all ways used Gliptone Leather Cleaner & Conditioner for my car leather.
    I'm now running out and up for trying something else.

    Any recomendations?

    Also after something to repair the cracks and splits in the leather.
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    LTT lazy leather, this stuff is top top stuff mate, expensive but one of the best out there. its on the LTT website mate so check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4twiggy View Post
    LTT lazy leather, this stuff is top top stuff mate, expensive but one of the best out there. its on the LTT website mate so check it out.
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    I used Renapur on my bike leathers and lost it so just bought the cleaner and conditioning wax for the car too now.

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    Raceglaze Leather Care kit: Raceglaze Leather Care Kit | Car Care Kit For Cleaning & Conditioning Leather

    This will also soften the leather to help you remove the dents noted in the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John @ PB View Post
    Raceglaze Leather Care kit: Raceglaze Leather Care Kit | Car Care Kit For Cleaning & Conditioning Leather

    This will also soften the leather to help you remove the dents noted in the other thread.
    Thanks, I was just looking at your site as well.

    Do you recomend any die or any thing to repair the cracks on the bulsters?
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    No, dye is something we avoid to be honest. The cleaner and balm will start to bring the leather back nicely though: it adds a lot of nourishment to the leather.

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    in the right hands dye can turn a good leather into an amzing one, i saw Tony Spears dye the interior of and old 996 porsche and was amazed at how good it turned out, it was like the seats were brand new from the factory.

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    I'm assuming I need dye or some form of treatment to get the colour back in to theses cracks.

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    For cabriolets that get more direct sunlight, should I be using a nourishing protector to keep the leather good ? I have had my cab 5 weeks and not even had the roof down yet, its the light grey interior which is in showroom condition (car has only done 32k and its a 20003 !) ......

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    Axios- try using the cleaner first and then a protector to see what results you get, if needs be then you can dye the seats, its not hard but time consuming as you have to be there heating with a hair dryer/heat gun in this weather. if you dye the seats then it will correct them mate and look good as new(assuming its done correctly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbyfan View Post
    For cabriolets that get more direct sunlight, should I be using a nourishing protector to keep the leather good ? I have had my cab 5 weeks and not even had the roof down yet, its the light grey interior which is in showroom condition (car has only done 32k and its a 20003 !) ......

    Advice welcome.....

    yes mate just make sure the leather is cleaned, protected and nourished to keep it looking like new, cant really give advice about the cabrio as it sees about the same light as a normal car unless you live in a warm climate where the top is always down. just keep looking after the leather and you should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4twiggy View Post
    Axios- try using the cleaner first and then a protector to see what results you get, if needs be then you can dye the seats, its not hard but time consuming as you have to be there heating with a hair dryer/heat gun in this weather. if you dye the seats then it will correct them mate and look good as new(assuming its done correctly)
    I'm going to try the raceglaze, see how I get on.
    When the summer comes I'll check out the dye idea again.

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    id be interested in a cleaner/conditioner that leaves a matt finish.I tried zymol (luckily on a small area) and it left it shiny and slippy...just what i didnt want
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnythepie View Post
    id be interested in a cleaner/conditioner that leaves a matt finish.I tried zymol (luckily on a small area) and it left it shiny and slippy...just what i didnt want
    the Gliptone is very good. not shiny or slippery at all.
    I've been really impressed with it but thought its time for a change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnythepie View Post
    id be interested in a cleaner/conditioner that leaves a matt finish.I tried zymol (luckily on a small area) and it left it shiny and slippy...just what i didnt want
    LTT lazy leather mate, when i cleaned the seats of the 996 turbo it left the seats with a nice clean matt finish which it should be.

    havent tried the gliptone yet but heard its good stuff but ive always used LTT from a recommendation of one of the best detailers in britain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axios View Post
    I'm going to try the raceglaze, see how I get on.
    When the summer comes I'll check out the dye idea again.

    thanks all.
    let me know how the raceglaze stuff works mate, if its as good as my stuff then ill look into it. cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4twiggy View Post
    LTT lazy leather mate, when i cleaned the seats of the 996 turbo it left the seats with a nice clean matt finish which it should be.

    havent tried the gliptone yet but heard its good stuff but ive always used LTT from a recommendation of one of the best detailers in britain
    Does the LTT does leave a nice leather smell behind?
    I love that about the gliptone, for about a week after I have this nice hint of leather in the air of my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John @ PB View Post
    Raceglaze Leather Care kit: Raceglaze Leather Care Kit | Car Care Kit For Cleaning & Conditioning Leather

    This will also soften the leather to help you remove the dents noted in the other thread.
    Just ordered some.

    Thanks.
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    Bit of a update on on the Raceglaze leather care kit.
    So far so good.
    The leather seems softer, appears to be losing its shine and some of the smaller dents have gone away.

    I got a little bit left and going to order some more next week.
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    Leatherique has very good leather cleaning products: Rejuvinator Oil & Prestine Clean.

 

 

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