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Cujo31
Jan 25th, 2004, 05:29 PM
I was just curious if the Leather Conditioner has Lanolin in it? From what I understand, this is one of the best ingrediants for leather care.

Thanks and nice looking site :)

Cujo

WHITE HONDA
Jan 25th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Cujo

This should help you www.properautocare.com/newsletter19.html

Cujo31
Jan 25th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Excellent! Thank you Honda.

Cujo

Rockpick
Jan 25th, 2004, 08:58 PM
Great post there Honda....

That really makes a lot of things considerably more clear. I've utilized Lexol in my King Ranch SuperCrew since I bought it with stellar results. I also own a bottle of Meguiars Medallion Leather Conditioner and think that it's a very good product as well...

I use both in a rotating schedule (one, then the other)... so far, for a 2001 model that has been in and out of a bunch, it looks EXCELLENT.

RP :D

WHITE HONDA
Jan 26th, 2004, 05:43 AM
Each one Help one Then we ALL can learn Guys I love this stuff I love it so much that I do it full time.

Cujo31
Jan 26th, 2004, 07:12 AM
Currently I am using Pinnacle Leather Lotion, Meguiars Leather Conditioner, and Poorboys Natural Look ... all with nice results. That link helped clear a lot of things up :) I didnt realize that Lanolin made the surface VERY slick ... or that its made from sheep sweat? haha

Rockpick
Jan 26th, 2004, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by Cujo31
...or that its made from sheep sweat? haha

Well... just as long as you aren't making the sheep sweat. LOL!

Thanks again Honda!

Cujo31
Jan 26th, 2004, 09:28 AM
Oh man Rock that was just wrong! ROFL

So what are some of the BEST Conditioners out there? Is there one universal product that can do everything? I dont want to carry 5 bottles of different products on my routes you know?

Cujo

Rockpick
Jan 26th, 2004, 10:13 AM
In that case, just carry two...

One would be the Aloe Cleaner and Aloe Conditioner...

I hear that both are AWESOME products... Lexol is great stuff too... as is Medallion...

The choice is yours. ;)

Aurora40
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:08 AM
I've always been impressed with Lexol's leather products. The cleaner is excellent, as is the conditioner. I rotate the conditioner with Pinnacle because Pinnacle just smells so dang good. The Lexol conditioner smells ok (to me) but I wish it smelled more leathery.

I have some Gold Class Leather Cleaner/Conditioner but I don't really care for it much.

That article was very interesting. I've tried APC+ on leather before because it was incredibly dirty... I can't go back and undo it. I didn't notice any adverse effects, but I guess it wasn't a very good idea... I've also heard of a fair amount of people using diluted Woolite to clean leather.

Rockpick
Jan 26th, 2004, 12:03 PM
I really don't think a 'one-step' product can adequately take care of most leathers.

Of course, this is going to be dependent upon NUMEROUS criteria including age, shape of the leather, type of dirt/grime, clearcoated or not...etc..etc...

I don't have clearcoat on my leather. Most leathers, however, are clearcoated.

Many suggest that you shouldn't condition clearcoated leather which is wrong. It's just like saying you shouldn't wax your vehicle because it has clearcoat. The clearcoat needs nourishment as does the paint. Hence, the clearcoat is PORUS!

Lexol is great stuff. They're a tried and true product out there but, I know Medallion will do a great job for you as well...

One thing to remember, with any cleaner or conditioner, go over the leather with a HOT clean rag that will remove the surficial dirt. In turn, the hot water will help to open the pores on the leather which will make your time spent cleaning more productive.

RP :D

Cujo31
Jan 26th, 2004, 12:47 PM
I have used APC+ on leather as a cleaner as well with no ill effects that I have noticed. I dont use much at all plus its diluted 9:1.

Pinnacle does smell good :) Im just looking for something I can call home you know? Via a distributor I might be able to get Megs Leather Conditioner at a good price. All factors to take in I guess.

WHITE HONDA
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:39 AM
For cleaner: I used Lexol of course but I also use Woolite or Cool Wash


Conditioner: Hide Food, Lexol and thinking about Leatherique can't use APC on seats don't have the balls todo that one but some things I have notice that Ford seats take alot of work and not the best dye jod either so be careful I also warm seats up before I apply any conditioner PAY EXTRA ATTENION TO THE BACK HEADREST

Rockpick
Jan 27th, 2004, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by WHITE HONDA
... Cool Wash Conditioner Hide Food...

I haven't heard of that one... did you mean Connolley Hide Food?

WHITE HONDA
Jan 27th, 2004, 09:10 AM
SORRY didn't mean to confuse Rock check it now and yeah that what I meant about about HIde food Connoly Yeah that's it:D

Rockpick
Jan 27th, 2004, 09:39 AM
Just checking...

I thought I was pretty up-to-speed on the leather conditioner market and then you tossed that at us... lol! I mean, I've heard of and tried Eagle Ottowa, Fiebings, Lexol, King Ranch Conditioner, Medallion, etc... etc... etc.... but never that one. ;)


RP :D

THall
Jan 28th, 2004, 08:18 PM
You do get around don't you!

It seems like this discussion might be appropriate for this link a real charactar on a another forum posted. The guy seems to be everywhere.

It cost me a bit of time to read the whole thing . . . but I did and found it to be helpful. So why not post it here too. Oh, it's a competitor to some of Meguires products, but a pretty good article so here goes.

http://www.properautocare.com/newsletter19.html

Tom Hall

Rockpick
Jan 29th, 2004, 05:47 AM
Originally posted by THall
The guy seems to be everywhere.

I wouldn't know who you're talking about... ;)