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    Cleaning leatherette

    Tips on how to clean leatherette seats , can i use leather cleaning solution or just wipe with a wet cloth
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    I think you mean how do I clean vinyl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogan773 View Post
    I think you mean how do I clean vinyl
    I'm pretty sure he means leatherette. It's the same thing.
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    I mean leatherette seats which i have
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    You can use Leather Masters, 303, or 1z interior products.

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    I used Einszett Plastic/Vinyl leather diluted 10:1 and horsehair brush.
    Then protect it with 303 protectant.
    Looks new everytime.

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    I put 303 on my 'ette seats, and while it looks good it now makes a grandma squishing squeaking sound when you get in or out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogan773 View Post
    I put 303 on my 'ette seats, and while it looks good it now makes a grandma squishing squeaking sound when you get in or out.
    Leather Masters will cure that. And that is why I do not apply 303 to seats, but a lot of other people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetailDan View Post
    Leather Masters will cure that. And that is why I do not apply 303 to seats, but a lot of other people do.

    What is leather master ? Can i use other leather cleaning products like mequiars leather cleaning spray stuff which is just spray and wipe off. What i want to know is for leatherette can i use leather cleaning stuff , is it harmful or just fine
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    I Just used lexol to clean my leather and then conditioned it, wiped dry and its nice squeaky clean and smooth. I really had to search for the conditioner though.....here's a tip autobarn didn't have it!! (only the lexol cleaner), but it's worth searchin' for.

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    what can you use to soften up the leather if my seats are cracked and warn?

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    I think you mean worn, you can use the lexol conditioner or if you can't find that use zymol, but try to clean them first (if theres no tares).....if you can spare the bucks it sounds like the car could use a pro detailing just to bring it around initially, then start to invest in your own products to maintain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbimflyer View Post
    I think you mean worn, you can use the lexol conditioner or if you can't find that use zymol, but try to clean them first (if theres no tares).....if you can spare the bucks it sounds like the car could use a pro detailing just to bring it around initially, then start to invest in your own products to maintain it.

    I think you mean tears - sorry couldnt resist since you just corrected the other guy's spelling


    Back to another post though -- I wouldn't think you'd want to use all these leather conditioners, etc on vinyl?????? I mean, its PLASTIC really - its not an animal skin with absorption capability, etc......I'm not a materials expert but it just seems weird.....

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    I don't know if he's even got leather but if he does then he should condition it, btw I couldn't resist either...........it is = It's 100 times on chalk board or paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbimflyer View Post
    I don't know if he's even got leather but if he does then he should condition it, btw I couldn't resist either...........it is = It's 100 times on chalk board or paper.
    Yes you're right!

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    Guys

    I am not getting answer to my questions which is simple as ,

    Can i use leather cleaning products on leatherette , if not what should i do to clean leatherette seats
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    I used a magic eraser on the rear seats of my E36 and they came out looking real pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by boss2k View Post
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    I am not getting answer to my questions which is simple as ,
    Can i use leather cleaning products on leatherette , if not what should i do to clean leatherette seats
    Don't waste leather cleaner & conditioner on your leatherette (AKA vinyl) seat surfaces. Your question was answered at least once before the thread veered onto leather care.

    Visit the sponsor site, autogeek.net, and search for interior and vinyl =
    http://www.autogeek.net/rubbervinyl.html

    There are at least a dozen cleaners for vinyl. I'm sure you can then call or e-mail them for an educated opinion.
    Last edited by John in VA; 08-24-2009 at 10:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Don't waste leather cleaner & conditioner on your leatherette (AKA vinyl) seat surfaces. Your question was answered at least once before the thread veered onto leather care.

    Visit the sponsor site, autogeek.net, and search for interior and vinyl =
    http://www.autogeek.net/rubbervinyl.html

    There are at least a dozen cleaners for vinyl. I'm sure you can then call or e-mail them for an educated opinion.

    Thanks , this is what i was looking for
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    I picked up BMW Vinyl Care from the dealership for the vinyl seats...but then read on the bottle it says not use them on the seats? Does anyone still use it or should I just pick up a different product?

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    theres something in armor-all that will remove that product when you wipe it down, the armor all shouldnt hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomy View Post
    I used a magic eraser on the rear seats of my E36 and they came out looking real pretty
    Don't do that often, though. It will remove a bit of the finish with each application...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boss2k View Post
    Thanks , this is what i was looking for
    Let me know how we can help. Definitely use vinyl products for leatherette
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    The dealership (here in Canada anyway) carries a cleaner/protector which can be used on leather and vinyl - has a citrus smell and works very well. Not too expansive either.

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