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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Very good advise, thank you so much. I've tried Lexol previously for leather clothing my wife's vehicle, and I've seen Zymol at dealerships and leather shops, I'll have to try that next!
Thanks again!

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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 01:48 PM
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I usually have a bottle of Lex around, cleans well on other cars with leather (Porsche). Test though on some colors it might be wrong. Find for cleaning most products don't clean, rub dirts into leather, etcetera. For condition part; Auto Glym, Gliptone to Zymol all have simular natural based products. Zymol can be pricey, but they have the best quality product range. Exterior as well.
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Well I have been using Gliptone from the 90’s on my xjs convertible and the seats are like new when I got my turbo it was cheep because the crčme leather was black I spent the weekend cleaning it and the car was totally different
When I got the RT it didn’t need cleaning but I wanted to keep it as new I contacted Connelly and spent ˝ hour on the phone to them but still cudent decide on what to use
I decided to use Gliptone as I had used it before but was very nervous at what Connelly told me
But I must admit I am glad I stayed with what I have been using as it turned out as expected like new
All I would say is time consuming but no messing around
I will get some photos of my Jag and RT for you to look at

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Gliptone might be better in the UK. We have a Gliptone out of the U.S sold in Canada. Good cleaner, but the condition part find Zymol closer to the original CHF before they went under.
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Just joined the forum. Great new information about Leather cleaners and conditioners. Lexol and Auto Glym have been my choice, however willing to try something new.

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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 04:34 PM
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Best Leather Conditioner and Cleaner?

Hello. I have only just joined, but I can offer a little advise.
what hide food you choose is dependent on the type of hide you have in your car. Up to about 1978 the Connolly hide was Vaumol, which was basically a cellulose based product. After that it was Autolux, water based. As you can imagine the properties of the finish have differing charecteristics and any food should be tested on a small area first. There is still a supply of the old Connolly hide food from Bentley, approx 7.00 a tub.
the new generation of cars however, are a different story, do not use the Connolly hide food on RR or Bentley cars after 2001 or you will be needing a retrim. Cheers Col.

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post #17 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 08:17 PM
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Has anyone used Leatherique Dye to fresh up the color of their leather?

my seats are in good condition overall (no rips tears, or seams coming apart), but has dark viens where the original dye in the natural folds of the leather has worn away, giving a marbled look to the leather.

I don't want to change the color, just regain a uniform color.

also how can I determine the color of dye i need, my interior is a very light tan.. is that saddle? is there a place on the car where it states the color? ('62 SC II)

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post #18 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 12:18 PM
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The original 'standard' leather colours were: Beige, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, Tan. A non-clourblind person should not have difficulty discerning a particular sample.
Usually one does not do a touchup on elderly dyed leather. The redyed areas will not match the original portions.
However if you are planning to do it anyway, leather CLEANLINESS is more that next to godliness. Warm temperatures are also essential. This is not something one does out in garage in winter.
I seem to recall that the Leatherique website have some usefull information on redyeing.
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post #19 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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I planned on waiting til the heat of summer.. I've read the instuctions on leathique

I'd like to renew the color and get rid of the "roadmaps" in the seats.. if leatherique won't work, I won't attempt it

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post #20 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 01:18 AM
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Now I know what to use next time, its sad that my leather seat cover already torn out due to exposure on the heat of the sun.
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