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QualityLeather

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  1. I posted this on another forum devoted to my car. Since I don't do that much auto work these days (mostly furniture), I thought I would distribute this to a couple of forums for everyones benefit. The Definitive Guide to Cleaning, Repairing and Refinishing your leather! I know I said that I was going to do this almost two years ago. I got involved with various things like South Beach Nap and this got put on the backburner. Sorry, but my problems with insomnia took precedence so I worked on a solution. Background: I have been involved with leather and the leather repair industry for ten yea
  2. This is pretty funny. I am very familiar with Leather Master and some of their people in the US. I wouldn't purchase any of their products at their inflated prices for automobiles. The cleaner is not bad for an unfinished leather, but that is not applicable here. I remember the US distributor telling me that some of the components of the LM line is shipped from the US to Italy. It is then mixed together and shipped back to the US. Most of the product cost is in the shipping. If you do want to use the LM products, then the Soft cleaner is just a diluted Strong cleaner. You can dilute it yoursel
  3. TOGWT, You replied in my other thread that conditioning is not needed and now you are saying that it is.
  4. TOGWT, Are you contradicting what I said? I am a little confused about your post.
  5. Update: I can't edit the original post, so I will give some updates here. First, LRT is still in business. I recently spoke with the owner, but I didn't get their phone number. If I run across it, then I will post it here. Second, Mobile Tech Products is out of business. Another vendor to buy from is Matri-X.
  6. I use my leather cleaner that is described in the Definitive Guide for glass cleaning. I have read that astronomers use a similar solution to clean telescopes. I usually spray on the solution and wipe the glass with a wet rag and polish with a dry cloth.
  7. Read the Definitive guide for some cleaning suggestions. Using the delicate duty scuff pad should help a good deal.
  8. Oh, how did you find the steering wheel post?:) I can post it here if anyone cares.
  9. Sorry Siesta that it took so long to reply.:) 1) The leather cleaning solution of alcohol, dishwashing liquid and water is for cleaning. Acetone or MEK is a solvent and is only used for removing the leather coating. This is what you need to do when you are prepping the leather for refinishing. I had to use the solvent to clean all of the body oils off the steering wheel, as well as remove what was left of the leather coating. 2)I would thoroughly clean the leather and then decide for yourself. I cleaned my sisters Odyssey leather recently and it softened up considerably. You can buy some Le
  10. There really isn't a good coating to put on the leather to protect it. The coating on the leather is pretty good. Read the Definitive guide at the top of the page. It gives you a way of cleaning your leather. I was doing some work for an auction over the past couple of months and you would be surprised at how dirty leather gets even after just two years.:)
  11. I might add that Leathermaster makes suede cleaning cloths that you can buy. They are kind of like tack cloths (might be the same thing).
  12. Not a bad job, but steering wheels can be difficult. A lot of mobile tech repair guys will shy away from this, because of long term durability problems. The big issue is all of the oils and dirt soaked into the leather. This has to be removed or you will have adhesion problems. I recently redid my steering wheel and it is holding up well. I cleaned it over a couple of days with my cleaner, straight alcohol and MEK (or acetone, I can't remember). I finished the cleaning with wiping the wheel down with water several times. I let it dry for a full day and then proceeded with refinishing it like I
  13. I want to update this by saying that you can no longer get the Flexproof repair products from MobileTech. You can get them directly from Flexproof. I would like to add that the Leather Skin has pretty much replaced my RC leather filler in repair kit. This stuff works great and cures quickly with a hair dryer.
  14. I asked the lanolin question to several people and did not get a good answer. The reps from Lexol told me that their parent company is the largest user of lanolin, but it is not an ingredient in their product. I am not sure if that meant that their ingredients are cheaper to produce than lanolin or that their mixture is better than lanolin. They probably meant the latter.:) The best advice is buy on cost if you are going with a lanolin based product. It takes me about five minutes to clean the driver seat. I would clean the seats used the most once a month or so like the driver seat. Not sur
  15. I posted this on another forum devoted to my car. Since I don't do that much auto work these days (mostly furniture), I thought I would distribute this to a couple of forums for everyones benefit. The Definitive Guide to Cleaning, Repairing and Refinishing your leather! I know I said that I was going to do this almost two years ago. I got involved with various things like South Beach Nap and this got put on the backburner. Sorry, but my problems with insomnia took precedence so I worked on a solution.:) Background: I have been involved with leather and the leather repair industry for ten y
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