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Old 08-14-2006, 08:40 AM
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Leather cleaning

I have a '73 450 SL that has original Bamboo interior. It's really in good shape, but I have not been able to crack through dirt in the grain of the flat panels, the dash and the convertible boot trim. I have used Maguiars, tried goo gone. Good old fashion soap and water, and Neat's Foot oil and i still have dirt in the grain. Any ideas, folks?
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:19 PM
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Went there, read that. Good stuff. Many thanks for the lead.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:50 PM
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you might also look at I have used their cleaner and color with very good results.
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This post by Gary is worth the effort of being a member of this Forum

"you might also look at I have used their cleaner and color with very good results."
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:08 PM
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Also a professional traffic lane carpet cleaner is vey effective.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sokoloff View Post


If Leatherique doesn't do it, it may be moving outside the scope of what you can handle. Leather Master is another company that makes a strong cleaner. I've had some success with it. It's only a cleaner, not a conditioner.
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:05 PM
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I've been using the Mercedes Benz Leather Cleaner and Conditioner (from the dealer) for several years now. It works well for me. It's made by Meguiar's and I apply by hand, then towel off with a cotton towel.

It removes plenty of dirt and grime and leaves the leather feeling supple and soft. Doesn't leave a shine and doesn't come off on pants/clothes.

It's a blend of mild detergents, waxes and oils.

By all accounts, Leatherique is a fine product, but it seems more designed for rejuvenating and cleaning aged and/or distressed leather. For regular cleaning and maintenance, I would think the Mercedes product is fine.

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I used The Ultimate Sponge from a .99 cents store and worked so well.

Give a try and you will see.
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