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Spanky61

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From what I understand the Genesis has a protective clear protection on the leather ..... so it should not need any super conditioners
Maguires leather wipes is all you should need
Yes this is very true and never use an abrasive on the seats NEVER. If you remove the protective coating you'll have even more problems. Use a horsehair brush along with a premium Leather Care Cleaner and Protectant nothing more.

303 is far to caustic and is used primarily for fabric, carpet and vinyl, not leather. It's not recommended for leather even by the manufacture. Mr. Clean Erasers contain; Melamine, Formaldehyde, Sodium Bisulfite and are slightly abrasive. Again, this is something you do not want to use on the protective coating which is applied to auto leather. Long term use will remove the coating , dry out the leather and cause it to crack and deteriorate much more rapidly.

Best bet is to stay with known products that are designed for leather. There are many but my personal recommendation is Meguiar's and Chemical Guys products. They work quite well and are specifically designed to be used with auto leather. All you have to do is check MSDS's for both products. You'll understand.
 
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Scottish Guy

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
After 18000 miles, as I feared, the driver's seat, centre console and door arm rest are showing
signs of staining from jeans, belts and leather jackets.
Also signs of tiny cracking on the leather.

I would have preferred the dark interior, but model options, exterior and interior colour choices
were not available from the dealer.



 

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carguy75

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
After 18000 miles, as I feared, the driver's seat, centre console and door arm rest are showing
signs of staining from jeans, belts and leather jackets.
Also signs of tiny cracking on the leather.

I would have preferred the dark interior, but model options, exterior and interior colour choices
were not available from the dealer.



I am in the same boat. My lighter interior has a few noticeable imperfections that a darker color would have covered or made undetectable.

I actually messed up my headrest by using a leather cleaner to try to remove a discolored area that I though was a stain. I made area larger. Now, I have to buy a new driver side headrest due to the leather has peeled. I will cover it up with a full sized neck pillow until I can pay $200 to replace it new or find a used headrest cheaper.

The ivory interior looks the best in my opinion, but it is the hardest to keep clean and maintain.

So far my drivers seat is the only area with any defects. I will check with an seat upholster to see if they can color match a scratch repair on the side bolster and apply some protection on the leather to prevent staining.
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carguy75

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Any fix for small leather peel in the edge of hand rest.

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Good luck. I tried to use leather paint to fix my headrest with similar peeling, but the ivory color is hard to match up. I tried mixing bone, ivory, and cream. But none match the Hyundai Ivory color perfectly. I got close but never a good match.

I will just buy a new headrest and call it quits. I will either buy a new seat cover or pay a seat upholster to repair the seat since they are better at color matching. I will go with the cheaper method.

I guess you may have to either buy a new armrest or pay some one to repair it. Unless you are good at mixing leather paint.
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carguy75

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
LOL. My fix for the peeling headrest leather. An automotive neck pillow to cover it up.:)

Funny thing is that these neck pillows are very comfortable and supportive. I love it. I just wished that they came in a matching ivory color to match the seats better. However, black does go together well with the ivory seats/black interior trim and the matching black piping on the seats.

I may just save my $200 for a new headrest and just roll with the extremely comfortable neck pillow.:)

 
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Scottish Guy

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Nice one dude, obviously you are kidding ?

You wouldn't dare defile the interior with such a Dollar Store butt-ugly add on.

I may have to hunt you down and exact terrible retribution for crimes against good taste.

You have been warned. o_O
 

carguy75

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Nice one dude, obviously you are kidding ?

You wouldn't dare defile the interior with such a Dollar Store butt-ugly add on.

I may have to hunt you down and exact terrible retribution for crimes against good taste.

You have been warned. o_O
HAHAHA! Hey, it is better than looking at the eyesore of my peeling headrest. Plus, the pillow actually feels good on my long commute to work. I feels so restful.

As it stands, the pillow is here to stay. Hell, my wife wants one for her Lexus since she like how it feels also. :)
 
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