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MG MGF Technical - Cleaning leather seats........
| I have been trying to clean the leather seats in my car lately, but have had only limited success. |
They are the sandstone variety and whilst proprietory leather cleaner (such as Autoglym) keeps them supple and soft, it doesn't lift off the in-grained dirt and grime, which, with the light tone of the leather, leaves them looking grubby and dull.
Stock standard "Fabric softener" (a couple of drops or two) in a bowl of hotwater cleans the seats !
MJM811 MGF 99 VVC
P.S It does wonders for the leather steering wheel without leaving a creamly feel to it
Maybe we need a group test:
Comfort 'easy iron'
smell: yellow one, blue one etc.
though I don't know how it performs....
I was think of it because my steering wheel has lost some of its dye
Comfort 'easy iron'<<
I think your Halfords must stock a wider range than mine!
|Have to agree that the Autogym seems excellent at making the leather softer but has bugger all effect on the dirt. Especially irritating in the "Stone Beige" seats which show the dirt so well.|
I took a nail brush and an ordinary bar of soap (the sort you use on your face!) to my seats. Did about 6 square inches at a time and then rinsed and dried off. When I had finished both seats I then loaded with the Autogym leather product. So far no problems and the seat leather is as soft as ever.
Hope this helps. It is based on nothing more profound that a deep frustration at the seats getting dirtier and Autogym not working. I also assumed that is soak was OK for the living skin on your face, it would probably not damage dead skin!
|I think some of Autoglym's other interior cleaner can be used on the seats as well - pehapas this would be worth a try?|
|Try and use Saddle Soap. It is designed to clean Horse saddles, after those big bum girls have been sitting on them. Desgined for leather as well so will not take the oils or leather dyes out.|
|I agree with Steve use saddle soap it is made for the job.|
My good lady is one of those 'big bum girls' and she say her horse could make a nasty dent in your car!
|Mike Satur recommends 'Autoglym car interior shampoo' rather then the autoglym leather cleaner for keeping the leather of his retrimmed seats clean. I have used it to keep my cream coloured seats clean for 18 months, it works fine.|
|Following the last thread... BUT! |
I use the 'Autoglym car interior shampoo' all the time for inside the cabin and on door trim etc (also v. good at removing the sun tan lotion of steering wheels on those hot summer days etc.)
BUT I NEVER now use it on seats as I have the "dark matt grey Oxford leather"... and the shampoo leaves them "shiny" like grease smudges.
Best to use ordinary water and a very small amount of soap... which after a lot experimenting is annoyingly exactly what it says in the MGF manual!
This thread was discussed between 06/09/2000 and 12/09/2000
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