Sky InsuranceMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Leather seats

  1. #1
    norad97's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    75

    Leather seats

    My A4-B5 has Tan leather interior.
    Cleaning of the leather has to be done with care.
    The drivers seat like most cars gets the most use, what cleaner do the experts use?
    I am now using Autoglym leather cleaner (was voted best cleaner)
    before I used Maquires and Liquid leather (i don`t recommend for modern cars)


    Thanks

    Richard
    A4 1.8T Sport 1997 Ming Blue:Tan Leather:Bose System: Milltek System: K&N 57i:Hyperboost valve:Smoke rear lights units:Upsolute remap:N75J Valve:AWE boost Gauge.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    WX51TXR's Avatar
    Polished Bliss

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    AB51 0TH
    Posts
    1,450
    Zymol Leather Cleaner and Zymol Treat Leather Conditioner are a great pair of products that work well and feed the leather properly. Good alternatives are the leather products by Gliptone, and Poorboy's Leather Stuff is also a good bet for those on a budget. What I like most about the Zymol products and in particular the Treat, is that they leave the leather feeling plump and fresh, just like new; when you work the products in, it really feels like they are nourishing the leather rather than sitting on the surface.
    Last edited by WX51TXR; 29th March 2007 at 19:41.

  4. #3
    rasA4's Avatar
    Four Rings Mafia Specialist

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Deep
    Posts
    3,096
    Quote Originally Posted by norad97
    Liquid leather (i don`t recommend for modern cars)
    Richard
    do you mean Gliptone liquid leather?
    i thought this was high recommended

    Bee Five | A4 2.4 V6 30V Tip SE | OEM S4 Alloys | S4 Bumper | S4 Leathers | HIDs| Billy's & Bachs | I Aint new to this | Hit the THANKS Button if my post is any use |Thanks!

  5. #4
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,036
    I use the zymol cleaner and treat on my s3 but to be honest, I found it did not really want to be worked into the leather too much.
    Any tips for getting it to be absorbed more, or is it a case of leave it on longer??

  6. #5
    Neil_S's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    248
    I hear the gliptone products are the daddy, remember when working with leather to get it warm, a hair dryer can be used (with care) or turn the heated seats on.

    It is a natural skin afterall, so can be cleaned and treated more effectively when warm.

  7. #6
    WX51TXR's Avatar
    Polished Bliss

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    AB51 0TH
    Posts
    1,450
    As Neil said, probably not warm enough; you need to warm the leather to the point where the pores fully open, then it becomes highly absorbant. We often leave a car idling for 10 mins with the heaters on full to get enough heat into the interior to feed the leather properly.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO