Leather does not require 'conditioning' with anything other than water.
Keep your leather clean by protecting it with a leather protector and then regular cleaning.
Adding 'conditioners' which generally contain oils and waxes will change the appearance of your leather over time as dirt will build up on the surface and cause a sheen.
Using the correct care methods and products will not alter the factory finish.
The type of leather you have is
DYE TRANSFER REMOVAL
Dye transfer can be difficult to remove safely without damaging the finish.
The problem is that the longer the dye is left on the leather the further it will penetrate the finish on the leather so therefore the harder it becomes to remove.
Removing the problem is a staged process and starts by cleaning the leather with a foam cleaner. There are specific cleaners for this problem (LM Strong Cleaner will not be strong enough in most cases). The next stage
Thank you judy for keeping things simple and striaght foward. I'm no "leather doctor" but does anyone else think that this "fatliquouring" is reminiscent of single stage paints and "nourishing it...
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What type of leather finish do you have? Leather Master™ Scratch Away (A-semi Aniline (Micro pigment) / Non-Coated) is a professional formula designed to erase these light surface scratches and...
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Fatliquoring - This is the wet-end softening process, known as fatliquoring. Oils are added in the tanning or retanning prices to make the hide soft and flexible. In the very old days leather was...
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Thanks for the info, Judy. I need to order some of your products rather than just cleaning my leather with very dilute Meg's APC Plus.
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I’ve always been amazed that such a simple detailing task like the cleaning and care of finished leather upholstery has been made into something so complex, the only people who have anything to gain...
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My experience with leather. I also have a 20 year old garage queen that sees very little road time. It has pristine leather that never sees a conditioner. Leather is quite adept at soaking up...
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[In addition, BLACKFIRE Leather Conditioner leaves a moisture barrier to prevent moisture from breaking down leather or stitching] [Upwards of 99% of the leather used on automobiles today is...
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Wow! while your camera has captured some amazing pictures it has not captured the real picture of what is taking place inside this vehicle. My comments are not intended to criticize or to be unkind...
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Yes, Jon. We have had the discussion before on DW about three years ago. And we are all guilty of scientific techno speak.... :) I've been doing leather restoration as well as high end...
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Research Information regarding the care of leather is scarce, often contradictory, misleading, or simply wrong. Misinformation can lead to inadvertent damage to your vehicles leather upholstery;...
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If your leather has a urethane coating (almost every leather seat has had this for the past 20 years or so), Leatherique is useless. I don't care what the "experts" say. I have tried Leatherique...
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