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Old 04-16-2006, 06:29 PM
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Cleaning & conditioning leather interior

Need some SERIOUS advice on cleaning & conditioning the leather interior on a 1985 500SL.


Probably been TEN years since it was properly done. Any suggestions on what to use?
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:57 PM
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A million Answers

This is one of those questions that will bring enough opinions to really confuse. Some say mink oil products, some say no. Some say lanolin some say no and on and on.

Here is what I do and have been doing it for many years in my other life, Harleys. I go to the Harley shop and not necessarily buy the Harley Products but get the leather care products there. Good selection and usually some very knowledgable people. Not to say the products at the Benz dealer are not good, I have even seen some of the same stuff there but when dealing with leather, got to "Rome".

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Old 04-16-2006, 08:42 PM
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Confused as well

The comments from previous posters in the Detailing Forum prompted my question here on the SL Forum.


I'll appreciate anything constructive and anything I should absolutely avoid!
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See www.leatherique.com

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Thanks! I'll definitely consider it!
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Interesting but I'm not convinced. Small family outfit retails far superior product than world?? Sorry I'm a synic...

Has anyone tried www.leatherique.com
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Generally draws rave reviews from the Mercedes, Rolls and BMW crowd. There is one pretty negative rant that I saw once, but other than that, everything is quite positive. I don't have much leather to use it on, but I have used it and have been happy with it. Do a search here and at http://mbca.cartama.net/ and decide.

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Cheers

Will take a read..
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Uhm

A little Googling has revealed a possible problem with grey leathers, especially on M3 Bimmers - http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132053 and http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e46m3/forum.php?postid=3896024&page=1

Seems like the census is use leatherique for rejuvenating only and especially NOT on BMW grey hand rests.

As my 500SL 'biscuit' leather needs rejuvenating (to get that deep down muck out) I'm still tempted as it's probably a little harsher than the modern leather cleaners (Meguires etc..) those all probably using the softly, softly approach..

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Thanks once again for the commentary.
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You should also check out Color Plus. I used their cleaner, softener and then re colored drivers seat and it turned out fantastic...like new.
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I'll check out Color Plus. Thanks!
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I've always used a product called Liquid Leather, by Gliptone. This and there product line can actuallt restore leather that is dry and hard. It can remove creases too. Works for me all the time on my C280 and S2 Bentley.
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I've been using LEXOL products on car leather and leather furniture for many years.
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yeah, they have a web site and you can email with questions and they are quick to respond. She is making me 8oz. of colorant now for my 95 SL500. They also have a few stock colors for MB's. I had some worn marks on the seat bolsters so will be refreshing the front seats. The cleaner is a great product but you have to be careful on how hard you rub it as it will take off the color if not careful, but since I am redoing the seats thats ok. The conditioner/softener also is great product. Brush it on, let sit 24 hours and restores the pliability and softness of the leather.
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