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Audi A4 Cab products/ideas

golf kid Nov 29, 2009

  1. golf kid

    golf kid Member

    I have just purchased an A4 cab in dolphin grey with a red roof and red leather. The car is in excellent condition for its age, so am very keen to improve and maintain the condition.

    I have read some contrasting arguments about leather care, so whats the concensus. Whats the best product and process for cleaning and maintaning red leather?

    The roof has a few dirty marks on it. What should I use to clean to hood and waterproof it.

    I dont have an endless budget, but am willing to buy good products if they do the best job
  2. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

    For cleaning the roof I would recommend the Renovo 3 stage kit.
    Stage 1 - Shampoo Cleaner
    Stage 2 - Colour Restorer (however I don't know if they do a red and if it's not faded then you won't need this bit anyway)
    Stage 3 - Ultraproofer

    Just buy stage 1 and stage 3 on there own. It's the best stuff that I have used on mine. Check e-bay or google "elkparts" as this is where I got mine from in the past.
  3. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

    For roofs, I use the 303 convertible cleaner and 303 fabric guard. Seems to work OK. Heard good things about the Renovo it though..

    Leather, I think it has to be LTT's range.

    Auto Ultra Foam
    Auto Ultra Protect
    Auto Ultra Maintain

    Water based, so, the product isn't just going to 'sit on the surface' and attract dirt like the balms, conditioners and oily feeds will. You've heard all of this before by the sounds of it..

    I used to use Gliptone, but, after being educated in the world of LTT, I certainly won't be going back to my old ways.

    Speak to Jim @ http://www.autoperfection.com/shop/Interior-Care.html and tell him I sent you. :)
  4. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    As above in terms of the leather care; water-based products are usually best for modern vinyl-coated leathers, and we also offer a number of fully water based products that produce excelent results. In particular, the Blackfire duo are awesome, as are the Gloss It duo...


    When it comes to soft top care and combined cleaning and reproofing duties, we favour 303 products. We have built a kit designed around them which also includes useful accessory brushes; please see this link for details, images, how to use instructions and more...


    I hope that helps!

  5. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    On my old M3 convertible I used to use the Autoglym fabric roof cleaning kit. As usual, bargain to be found on the bay - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUTOGLYM-Soft...vr_id=&cguid=c343af621230a0aad264b094fefdb5d6.

    That always gave me a really lovely finish on the roof, and the water resistancy of the protector is really good.

    Up to you what you use at the end of the day, but I'd recommend giving it a try first - cheapest does not necessarily mean worst....

    Also, Autoglym Leather Cleaner & Care Creams are very good for leather. I rate those as well.

    (I sould like an Autoglym salesman!!)
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  6. golf kid

    golf kid Member

    I am tempted by the autoglym stuff, as its readily available from Halfords and reasonably cheap. Is it worth the hassle of ordering stuff and paying a little more?

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