Car Leather Cleaner and Your Car Leather
Most people think car leather is a very delicate material that requires sensitive leather cleaners and conditioners.
Most people do not realize that just like every other area in our lives today, technology has made things not only more durable, but easier to clean and maintain; car leathers included.
Virtually all car leathers today, from high end to entry level cars have leather that has been coated with a protective clear coating.
This not only makes the leather material far more durable, but also easier to clean and maintain.
Unlike car leather of the past, what you are really cleaning is not actually the natural leather you think you are cleaning, but a synthetic clear coating.
With that said, Do not rub your leather hard - you do not want to damage this protective layer - same goes with not using hot air to dry any area of your leather seats.
Chemical Guys ACC_S95 Long Bristle Horse Hair Leather Cleaning Brush, , 1 Pack
Ideal for car leather, vinyl, and plastics within your cars interior.
More gentle than the OXO brush above if you are nervous and this is your first leather car seat cleaning.
Chemical Guys Car Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Complete Leather Care Kit (16 oz) (2 Items)
Well known industry leader in car leather care.
Suitable choice if you are cleaning and conditioning new car leather that has not been allowed to become excessively dirty.
Kit comes complete for all your leather and vinyl care.
General Car Leather Cleaning:
Mild to medium duty leather cleaning
Chemical Guys SPI_993_16 Nonsense Colorless and Odorless All Surface Cleaner (16 oz)
For the car enthusiast or driveway detailer looking for the convenience of a ready-to-use car interior cleaner.
Safe for use on all interior materials.
Carpeting, velour, leather, vinyl, rubber.
No sticky residue; no rinsing necessary.
I use distilled water when mixing any of my chemicals; distilled water is about as pure of water you can get and allows for a better product after you mix the desired ratio.
Always, always, test each and every product in an inconspicuous place first for results. Then proceed from there. There are always going to be the exception to any rule.
Most cleaning duties will require light applications, done repeated times until desired results are achieved.
Do Not Use
Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners containing detergent (such as dishwashing liquids)
Solvent-based cleaners (such as mineral spirits)
Varnish or ammonia water or silicone-based products
These types of cleaners will cause damage to the protective top coat of the leather and may void your warranty.
Note regarding Blue Dye Transfer: Some clothing items (such as darker jeans) contain dyes which may transfer to lighter color upholstery surfaces, including lighter color automotive leathers. This dye transfer occurs naturally over time and does not reflect a defect in the finish of the leather. If you are concerned about the possibility of blue dye transfer, we recommend that you consider a darker color for your leather int