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    Default Leather care & cleaning

    Evening..

    Just wondering what you guys would recommend to clean/care for the partial leather seats in a 306?

    The fronts aren't too bad, but the back seat (almost never used) is sticky/grimey.

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    What's your experience?

    Cheers.

    Dan
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    Basically anything from a saddlery...

    I use oakwood (cleaner & conditioner) & its great

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    to clean leather i use a luke warm soapy wash and then dry

    then leave the car in the sun to warm the leather up and rub Ge-Wy into it

    i have been lead to believe though that Ge-Wy is no longer available so if you see some grab it

    next time i am in a saddlery i am going to see if they have any old stock of it there and grab some more

    i normally get some every 10 years or so as i get the big tin of it
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    Dan, I've got some stuff from a saddlery on Cross rd. It cost about 30 bucks for a large tub, it's called Effax Leatherbalm and it has lanolin in it. As pugrambo said, just clean the leather first with some warm soapy (no harsh detergents) water and let dry thoroughly.

    With the Effax stuff I have, it takes a while to put on but you only need tiny amounts for great coverage. I put it on using my fingers so can get pretty messy as it's initially a little oily but after a minute of working it into the leather the oiliness disappears. I only put it on once a month or so and it leaves the leather really supple. I've hardly made a dent on the tub even after using it for a year. Next time we catch up, I'll bring it along and you can borrow it and try it out to see if it suits you.
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    Is the 'leather' in modern cars actually real leather ? If not then perhaps cleaner from a saddlery is not the best.

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    Thanks for the all the replies guys!

    Will keep an eye out for some of the products mentioned, cheers.

    Jude, Thanks for that, just got to get 5 mins off to catch up! crazy busy atm.

    Dan
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