What people use for cleaning and preserving leather ??

Submitted: Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 21:22
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Hi all, was just wondering what people use for cleaning and preserving leather in their vehicles. I have just bought another prado (give up on 80 series) turbo diesel grande and has full leather. Is in great condition and want to keep it that way but would also like to give it a clean prior to using a conditioner/preserver on it.............WHG
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 21:34

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 21:34
Saddle Soap,

Get it from Saddlery/Horsey place.
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 21:36

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 21:36
Try 3M leather and vinyl restorer and conditioner, i find it excellent at claening and softening hard leather and keeping newer leather pristine.i have tried many others but always come back to this one.
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 22:59

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 22:59
Anyone still use Neatford oil, great for softening old leather.
Can't remember if it smelt bad though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 00:42

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 00:42
beware neatsfoot oil over time eats away at stitching . saddle soap is good for cleaning around seams and general leather but is not a preserver of leather.( FROM EXPERIANCE WITH SADDLES ) both products used and were never the complete answer to leather care. some newer spray on product are good
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Reply By: a convict - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 23:36

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 23:36
..even Solyptol 50/50 mix with tap water. Works a treat.

..see also;

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Ted (Cairns) posted:
Thanks for that, may well work: Solyptol soap contains Triclosan, which is a biocide which also leaves some residue following usual application. I might give it a try, thanks!
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 07:40

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 07:40
Amoral put out a cleaner / conditioner wipe for leather , works well ,
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Reply By: Batman69 - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:33

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:33
Wherehegon,

I use a product called Renapur Leather balsam on the leather seats in my falcon and on my leather bike jackets, it works really well. Check it out on google.

Steve.
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:23

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:23
On our horse gear we use Joseph Lyddys JAY-EL beeswax leather dressing and found it excellent for that. says on the tin can also be used for luggage, upholstery, coats, jackets, golf bags, auto seats etc etc.
Cheers
GPM
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Reply By: Cruisin-Oz - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:18

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:18
I have used LeatherSeal for decades.I believe it does condition and preserve leather and stitching and is wax based.I have used it on motorbike gloves , boots, jackets. When first applied it has helped with waterproofing.I used to use Snowseal which is a similar product. All gear is still A1 condition.
It does require rubbing in and warmth to absorb and will be slightly stick until it absorbs. But I prefer this slight inconvenience than to risk with other products with chemicals that may effect in the long term.
I used to use Dubbin along time back but found out that it supposedly had animal fat/alkalines which is not good for stitching.
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