Used Lexol conditioner and it left streaks when it dried.
Posted 04 April 2003 - 07:47 AM
Any way to fix this? Switch to a different leather conditioner?
Posted 04 April 2003 - 12:08 PM
Save the Lexol for your Leather jacket...
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Posted 04 April 2003 - 04:43 PM
It worked great on my seats, just didn't care for the smell. Luckily the smell wears off in three days.
If indeed your leather is painted I've found the Meguiars Gold Class Leather Cleaner/Conditioner Cream to be the best. It brings back the stock appearance and keeps the leather soft. The only problem is if you have pinholes in your leather it is a major PITA to get it out of the holes.
Good luck and sweet car!:up
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Posted 04 April 2003 - 05:33 PM
Posted 04 April 2003 - 05:33 PM
German cars have some of the best leather you can park your butt on!
Dont get me wrong... they may have vinyl seats but I would hope they were leather. Smell them, they should smell good. (Just dont let anybody see you sniffing the seats) My Wife cought me giving my 911 a kiss goodnight. my 911 one night
Women just dont get the connection with guys and there cars......
Posted 05 April 2003 - 02:50 PM
The coating still has pores that will allow conditioner to be absorbed but at a much slower rate (may explain some streaking).
I wouldn't make a habit of using conditioner more than a few times a year as some say it may degrade the coating with time.
I treat leather in my car with 303 Aerospace Protectant on regular basis, like every 2 -3 weeks and condition it 2-3 times a year. IMO the key in leather care is keeping it clean, I make a habit of wiping entire interior including seats with damp microfiber towel every couple days and thoroughly clean it with a cleaner prior to conditioning.
You will encounter streaking with many other products if your application is incorrect.
To apply conditioner I use terry cotton pads, I let it seat for 20-30 minutes and wipe it with a clean towel. If you still notice some streaking go over it with a slightly damp towel.
To apply 303 you can use cotton pads but I prefer foam pads since it's not as thick as conditioner and foam applicator gives me even coverage. Remember to never spray anything directly onto surface.
Give 303 a try, it's perfect for BMWs as it will provide that non glossy factory finish on both dash and seats, I guarantee you'll love it.
Posted 06 April 2003 - 01:31 AM
Hope this helps.
Posted 06 April 2003 - 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Jones
Do conditioners like Lexol have any effect on coated leather? How do you remove the small cracks in coated leather?
Based on my observation they do make leather softer.
Top coat will allow some of the conditioner to go through, the problem is that it may do some harm to the coating if used too often.
I assume that you're talking about LX 470, are you sure that leather cracked? You see I have a simlar problem on wife's RX300 and I've seen it on other Lexus cars but it's not leather that cracked but the finish only. You see some manufacturers (mostly japanese and some domestic) use a spray on dye, basicaly paint leather instead of dyeing it through (german cars). What I see on my car is that color coating peeling off. I took care of that seat since new, it was never neglected so I don't see any other explanation than poor manufacturing. AFAIK the only way to fix it is to use a filler and a dye from Leatherique but it seems like PITA.
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