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mmgrad
Oct 25th, 2004, 08:04 PM
I once had Mercedes-Benz detail my car, and when I got the car back, the leather seats were so soft & supple.... It felt better than a new car leather

Although, it only lasted about 1-2 days in that condition... it left me wondering what method they used to condition it to make it that soft...

I typically use a terry cloth to apply the cleaner, and then another terry cloth to apply the conditioner.

Does anyone use a buffer (rotary?) with a bonnet to apply conditioner?

I guess, I can ask MB next time i'm there... but, any input in the meantime?

Marc08EX
Oct 25th, 2004, 08:21 PM
I think the method you mentioned should work fine.. I don't think that your leather would be dirty but if you would like more cleaning power, brush the leather with a soft nylon-bristled brush...

Tim Lingor
Oct 26th, 2004, 05:07 AM
Hey,

I would not use a rotary or any type of buffer on leather seats, too risky!

I have found Meguiar's Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (D-18001) from the Detailer Series to be one of the best leather products I have used. It leaves a very soft, supple feeling leather without a greasy feeling to it. I apply it with a foam applicator and really work it in. I then leave it sit for a few minutes and then wipe off with a MF towel. Be sure to do a test spot first.

More info on the Leather Cleaner & Conditioner can be found here:

Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=D-180)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Leather.jpg


Cheers! :)

Tim

mmgrad
Oct 26th, 2004, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by 2hotford
Hey,

I would not use a rotary or any type of buffer on leather seats, too risky!

I have found Meguiar's Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (D-18001) from the Detailer Series to be one of the best leather products I have used. It leaves a very soft, supple feeling leather without a greasy feeling to it. I apply it with a foam applicator and really work it in. I then leave it sit for a few minutes and then wipe off with a MF towel. Be sure to do a test spot first.

More info on the Leather Cleaner & Conditioner can be found here:

Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=D-180)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Leather.jpg


Cheers! :)

Tim Thanks for the Heads-up about the rotary....

Btw, they always say that using a separate Cleaner and Conditioner is best, so, is there a separate C&C from the Detailers line?

scottlee
Oct 26th, 2004, 09:44 AM
just thought this was interesting, i have a friend that is a mechanic at our local mercedes dealer and i asked them what products they use to detail, she (yes she) said they only use meguiars :xyxthumbs

mmgrad
Oct 26th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by scottlee
just thought this was interesting, i have a friend that is a mechanic at our local mercedes dealer and i asked them what products they use to detail, she (yes she) said they only use meguiars :xyxthumbs
Meguiars actually makes a line of products specially geared towards mercedes-benz vehicles.

I heard that their leather care products have aloe or something... all I know is that it is more than just a repackaged product

Tim Lingor
Oct 26th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Hey,

Again, I have found the Leather Cleaner & Conditioner to be the best product overall, IMHO. However, if your leather needs a thorough cleaning, then using a dedicated leather cleaner is a good idea. Meguiar's also make a 2 step cleaner/conditioner product that does contain Aloe.


Gold Class Rich Leather Aloe Cleaner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-110)

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g110.gif

And

Gold Class Rich Leather Aloe Conditioner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-111)

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g111.gif


The above two products also do an excellent job as well! :)

Tim

mmgrad
Oct 26th, 2004, 03:28 PM
Thanks Tim!

I'll look into all 3 products....

Tim Lingor
Oct 28th, 2004, 02:58 PM
You are very welcome! :)

Please keep us updated!!

Tim

gbackus
Oct 28th, 2004, 03:16 PM
I like the detailer line leather cleaner/conditioner as well.

Lt1Corvette
Oct 28th, 2004, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by mmgrad
I once had Mercedes-Benz detail my car, and when I got the car back, the leather seats were so soft & supple.... It felt better than a new car leather

Although, it only lasted about 1-2 days in that condition... it left me wondering what method they used to condition it to make it that soft...



I have always noticed that to. Not sure why it does that but I have experienced it with several expensive leather conditioners. Let me know how you like the meguiars products, I have never tried them.

Fr0zen
Oct 30th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by 2hotford
Hey,

I would not use a rotary or any type of buffer on leather seats, too risky!

I have found Meguiar's Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (D-18001) from the Detailer Series to be one of the best leather products I have used. It leaves a very soft, supple feeling leather without a greasy feeling to it. I apply it with a foam applicator and really work it in. I then leave it sit for a few minutes and then wipe off with a MF towel. Be sure to do a test spot first.

More info on the Leather Cleaner & Conditioner can be found here:

Leather Cleaner & Conditioner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=D-180)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Leather.jpg


Cheers! :)

Tim

I have tried only the older Detailer Leather Cleaner and Conditoner. The Yellow formula have you tried both 2hotford. ? If so how do they compare. ?

Tim Lingor
Oct 30th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Hey Frozen,

Yes, I have tried both. I find the new product to be a little less greasy, IMHO! It gives the exact feel to the leather I prefer! :)

Tim

Fr0zen
Oct 30th, 2004, 02:51 PM
Hmm I need alot of new stuff... Meguiars Hyper Wash, Meguiars Hyper Dressing, 1gal of Poorboys Spray and Rinse Wheel cleaner. That acid based cleaner I got from a friend was to much the acid smell was so strong I dont wanna mess with that stuff. Its most likly hydroflouric acid.