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post #1 of 12 Old 3rd March 2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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What to use on leather dash and steering wheel M5 E60

I just got the M5 and my buddy says never use armor all? it makes the thin black coating peel off the interior peices? And he only uses distilled water to detail the inside of his car??

Just wanted to know what you guys uses on your dash and door panels and seats to clean them

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Just soap and water, then wipe it down with the actual towel. If you want it shining, use the turtle brand leather conditioner, i love it.
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i use interior shampoo to clean the leather or anything in the interior, then dress the dash with 303 protectant, protects the dash from sun rays and cracking. then i condition the leather all around. Any leather conditioner is fine i use chemical guys lather conditioner though
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Lexol leather conditioner - it's what my auto upholstery shop uses $10/bottle at autozone - also on amazon

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Lexol leather conditioner - it's what my auto upholstery shop uses $10/bottle at autozone - also on amazon
I second this. Lexol works well and it's budget friendly
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Leather master care kit. You really need a nice horsehair brush and work the cleaner in. I like the matte/satin finish on my leather. The shiny stuff not so much! Good Luck

Amazon.com: Leather Master Leather Care Kit - 250ml: Health & Personal Care
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The stuff I use and I totally recommend you using it because it works good and maintains it very well also makes it look brand new!!

Amazon.com: Griot's Garage 11142 Leather Care - 16 oz.: Automotive

"Griot's Garage leather care spray"
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+1 Griots Garage Leather Care (Spray). This stuff is good 2-in-1 cleaner and conditioner that I like to use as part of my weekly wash routine, applied with a microfiber cloth. For a more thorough detailing, I use Griots Interior Cleaner Spray (applied with microfiber cloth) and follow up with Griots Leather Rejuvenator (applied with foam applicator pad/sponge). Check "where to buy" on the Griots homepage -- they are starting to sell products at auto parts stores, so you can save the time and cost of shipping. The Griots products have a nice natural leather smell (except Interior Cleaner which has no smell really).

I've experimented with the Leatherique products: Leatherique Rejuvinator Oil followed by Leatherique Prestine Clean (process sounds backwards, I know). Great results, but a lot of time and elbow grease is involved.

No matter what you go with, be careful not to over-saturate trim panels (doors, dash, etc.) -- you risk weakening the glue and having the leather bubble up around creases, curves and indents.

Above all, keep the ArmorAll away from your leather!
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Soap and water diluted. Citrus degreaser on the steering wheel. Wipe thoroughly with water and towel after. Let it dry. Protect with prestine clean.
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