Leather Conditioning

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What are people doing to their leather seats? After reading this topic on various other forums I'm taking the conversation here as others are likely curious.

Does anyone know the quality/makeup of our Nappa leather seats? (IE i'm guessing its not hide leather, or is it?)
I'm mostly interested in maintaining moisture in the leather and keeping it soft but not greasy.

For reference, more information on leather seats than you thought possible : New Car, New Leather?? - Page 2
 

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Clean it with warm water and a very mild liquid detergent or use a steamer.
Apply leather conditioner if you want after!
If the end product is shiny, you got the wrong product on!
 

cmcdavis

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What are people doing to their leather seats? After reading this topic on various other forums I'm taking the conversation here as others are likely curious.

Does anyone know the quality/makeup of our Nappa leather seats? (IE i'm guessing its not hide leather, or is it?)
I'm mostly interested in maintaining moisture in the leather and keeping it soft but not greasy.

For reference, more information on leather seats than you thought possible : New Car, New Leather?? - Page 2
Nanoskin (NA-NOU16 Nourish Leather and Vinyl Cleaner/Conditioner - 16 oz. Amazon.com: Nanoskin (NA-NOU16 Nourish Leather and Vinyl Cleaner/Conditioner - 16 oz.: Automotive this is what the detail guy who did my ceramic coat/ppf/tint recommended. A little goes a long way.
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On my Grey Napa leather seats I use Meguiars APC diluted 1 to 10 for cleaning then Lexol Leather Conditioner monthly. I do the same with the steering wheel every other week.
 

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i've always used Aerospace 303 protectant on my interiors. very versatile product that protects w/UV additives and leaves a nice satin, non-greasy finish. i'm sure there are better products that are more focused on only protecting leather (not also vinyl/rubber/plastic like 303), but i prefer the simplicity of having a single product.
 

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i've always used Aerospace 303 protectant on my interiors. very versatile product that protects w/UV additives and leaves a nice satin, non-greasy finish. i'm sure there are better products that are more focused on only protecting leather (not also vinyl/rubber/plastic like 303), but i prefer the simplicity of having a single product.
Is 303 safe for Napa leather? I own it and have used it for my Acura but then was told not to use it for softer more premium leather. Only the cheaper kinds with urethane coating on them.
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canucklehead604

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Is 303 safe for Napa leather? I own it and have used it for my Acura but then was told not to use it for softer more premium leather. Only the cheaper kinds with urethane coating on them.
^ i've never heard of any issues using 303 on finished leather. as long as it is a finished/treated leather i don't believe there is a distinction between standard and softer leathers. they only state NOT to use it for unfinished leather.

again, i know there a dedicated leather products that may have more natural oils, etc, but i have always been happy with the results on my various cars' leather seating. i'm quite OCD when it comes to car care so i do look closely, and 303 has performed well over 15 year of use.

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...so allowing bikini-clad women (or dudes, I know there are some women in here) roll and wiggle around on the seats covered in lotion doesn't count as proper conditioning?
 

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My local shoe shop owner, with 30 years of experience, sells and recommends Lexol, fwiw. When I asked about auto seat coverings he pointed at his shelf.
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