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Old 06-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question What is best to use to keep the leather, dash, and steering wheel in top shape?

I am wonder what product should I use and how often to keep the leather seats, the dash, and the steering wheel in the best shape possible and looking best?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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I use the Gold Class Leather Care one a week on my '02 along with the Supreme Shine Protectant on the dash and all that jazz.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:22 AM   #3
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Most of it is vinyl, not true leather so I would say armorall for most things.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:00 AM   #4
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This is what a lot of us in Canada use. If you want to keep the "original" look of the interior, this stuff is great!

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...Protectant.jsp

I don't know if you can get it in the US though.

It doesn't give the shiny gleam you get from Armorall or Mothers. And it doesn't turn everything into a skating rink either. I've used it on my '08 Malibu and the interior still has the "original" look to it.

It is okay on leather for a quick clean up, but it will not replace treating and cleaning the leather properly though.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:24 AM   #6
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This is what a lot of us in Canada use. If you want to keep the "original" look of the interior, this stuff is great!

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...Protectant.jsp

I don't know if you can get it in the US though.

It doesn't give the shiny gleam you get from Armorall or Mothers. And it doesn't turn everything into a skating rink either. I've used it on my '08 Malibu and the interior still has the "original" look to it.

It is okay on leather for a quick clean up, but it will not replace treating and cleaning the leather properly though.
Thanks, hopefully I can get that in the US. I was looking to keep the original look as you were saying.
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avoid any kind of oily products....the interior dash etc was meant to be flat....they warn dealerships not to use anything that will make it look shiney in appearance.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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I use and swear by Turtle Wax leather cleaner and conditioner on the wheel, shift knob, and seating surfaces. All the side portions and rear of the seats as well as the shift boot is vinyl and I have not determined a product to use on that yet.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:30 PM   #13
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Griots kit. Cleaner on everything and leather care only on.......the leather.

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FWIW, I'd follow Chevrolets/Scotty's advice;

I'd only use Zaino leather cleaner and conditioner on the seating surfaces, and just go over the dash, etc., with a dampened MF towel.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #15
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You are only trying to #1. Clean and #2 Condition and protect the leather. Back in the 70's when seats were vinyl (plastic) Pledge and Armorall was good. Your dealing with leather and want a good made for "leather only" product, not a "leather also" product.. There are a bunch out there. My preference is Zaino also but just because I know they make quality auto products.
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FWIW, I'd follow Chevrolets/Scotty's advice;

I'd only use Zaino leather cleaner and conditioner on the seating surfaces, and just go over the dash, etc., with a dampened MF towel.
The steering wheel and shift knob are leather as well, gotta do those!
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Turtle wax total interior. Great stuff leaves a nice natural finish.

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I've used 303 Aerospace Protectant for several years on my G35 and it kept it looking new w/out the greasyness of other products. It was in the sun a lot too and I never had a windshield cover. I'll continue to use it on my Camaro...

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Woolite mixed 10:1 for cleaning all int. surfaces, and a water based
protecter for the vinyl coated seats. Our seats are non porous so
IMO conditioners wont work since they haft to absorb to do any good.

Now if it was 100% leather it would absorb, this is when you use
the conditioners. I use "Leather Masters" protecter...Again, this is just me.


+1 on the 303 protecter, Great stuff also.
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avoid any kind of oily products....the interior dash etc was meant to be flat....they warn dealerships not to use anything that will make it look shiney in appearance.
bummer! i just used Meguiar's Supreme Shine® Protectant!
so what do i do now? do i have to clean it off to avoid damage?
will it really deteriorate my interior?
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #22
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adam's leather and interior cleaner...and adam's leather conditioner(for the seats)
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bummer! i just used Meguiar's Supreme Shine® Protectant!
so what do i do now? do i have to clean it off to avoid damage?
will it really deteriorate my interior?
Actually it's warned not to do this because a shiny dash will reflect onto the windshield blocking the drivers view of what's in front of him. This can be very dangerous and cause the driver to get into a wreck.
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any of the leather cleaner/conditioners should do a good job on your seats.i use meguiars because that is what i had in my garage.for the interior of my cars,i have always used windex.it keeps the interior looking original,with no build up.i have shown cars for years and this is what i use.it is cheap and does a good job.
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