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    Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    After doing some searches here and reading far too many reviews elsewhere, I`m stuck on what to get to clean/condition a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Ideally, I`d like an all-in-one product that is cheap and available in small sizes, because all I`m literally doing is steering wheels (not seats), but I`m more concerned about using a "good"/effective product than I am cost or the fact that it might not clean and condition with the same bottle.

    What would you recommend?

    (The only thing I have laying around presently is 303 cleaner and 303 protectant, but I`m assuming I shouldn`t use these on leather.)

    Thanks!
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Blackfire leather complete. The Guz was kind enough to send me a bottle of it. Over the years cleaning the steering wheel was one of the things I really dreaded. The products I tried either didn`t clean well, would over time remove the coating, leave a funky feeling. Then with the opportunity to try the blackfire leather complete, WOW! This cleans the steering wheel with ease by just spraying on the towel and wipe the steering wheel. It felt like new leather once again, it was amazing. In my review I have, I said if all it worked on was steering wheels I would buy it still. I won`t be without it again. It`s not the smallest or cheapest product, but by a million miles better than anything I`ve used to clean a steering wheel with before.

    https://www.autopia.org/forums/detai...hlight=Leather

    In fact it`s on sale on Autopia right now for only 19.99. I just bought a new bottle after I saw the price.
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    1500canoe- Welcome to Autopia!

    I sure understand the appeal of an all-in-one product, but I`m kinda particular about what`s on my steering wheels and thus don`t go that route. But it sounds like Coleroad thinks the BF feels OK so maybe that`ll work for you too.
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    I really like McKee`s 37 All-In-One Leather lotion. I`ve been using it on my vehicles for several years and really like it. Not only does it clean well, but it leaves the leather soft and like-new feeling when I`m done. It`s not slick or oily.

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Griot’s 3/1 leather, inexpensive and works great.
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    DO NOT get CG Spayable Leather. It`s shiny, squeaky, and slippery.
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    McKee`s 37 70/30 Leather Shampoo. Quick, easy, smells amazing. I use it on leather, seats, vinyl, dashboards, door panels etc etc.
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    I`ve been using Poorboy`s World Natural Look on my wife`s Kia. On the crazy days, I use it on just about all interior bits including the rubber molding/gaskets/whatever that go around the doors and liftback.

    No crazy slippery, shiny, oily mess. Doesn`t smell bad either (the product from HD put me off with it`s harsh smell).

    Poorboy`s makes sample sizes of most of their stuff, so you can try it out before committing to larger sizes!

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    I gather nobody else here uses the "Draggy Feel Protectant" from the Leather Doctor (I think that`s the name..bought it ages ago, and no, it doesn`t feel weird/objectionable). On the rare occasions that I do more than an Interior QD that`s still my choice.

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Accumulator, not me. I`m still fairly "young" with detailing, and still dislike doing interior work!

    I think I`ve heard of Leather Doctor, but haven`t looked into them.

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Eh, doing business with Roger Koh/Leather Doctor is a bit of a hassle, and his advice is sorta geared towards people who don`t mind spending a *LOT* of time on such stuff. Fortunately I don`t have to do Big Interior Jobs very often, even with the dog hauling.

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    1500canoe- Welcome to Autopia!
    Thanks! I`ve been lurking for a little bit. I think I found a good place for detailing info (and supplies through the store). Decided to finally post something!


    Quote Originally Posted by JustJesus View Post
    Poorboy`s makes sample sizes of most of their stuff, so you can try it out before committing to larger sizes!
    That`s awesome. I`ve skipped trying products a lot simply because the minimum size is often cost-prohibitive just to try out something you may not like. Then you`re stuck with 32oz (or whatever) of something that is useless to you.

    Some great recommendations so far in this thread - precisely what I was looking for. I`m pretty sold on using an AIO for now, and I have a few here to research a bit more. Thanks!
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/dp-i...l#.WtEMA0xFxjo

    Much love for this product. All I have used in the Xterra since new. Including the steering wheel. My interior still looks new!
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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by PA DETAILER View Post
    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/dp-i...l#.WtEMA0xFxjo

    Much love for this product. All I have used in the Xterra since new. Including the steering wheel. My interior still looks new!
    Hmm, this seems very similar to 303 protectant, which I use everywhere. I wonder if there is much difference?

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    Re: Need simple leather cleaner/conditioner for steering wheel

    Another vote for Mckees 70/30 leather shampoo. Stuff is awesome!
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