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Offline robertb

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On my leather dash pads,I use either Renapur leather balm ,if i can get it or Johnson petroleum jelly.

Important ,not to let the jelly ,bake in the sun...so wipe of any residue.



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On my leather dash pads,I use either Renapur leather balm ,if i can get it or Johnson petroleum jelly.

Important ,not to let the jelly ,bake in the sun...so wipe of any residue.

Can you answer the question? It's an intriguing problem that's plagued many people. If you don't know, please just say so.

At least kebab understands the question and is following a lead.
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Why is it every time see this thread title I think Mondi started it.



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Why is it every time see this thread title I think Mondi started it.

Lol..... Classic
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I might also add,the Connolly hide food,is the best conditioner for there leather...but on a light colour like cream or ivory it will stain the leather/change its colour.

Plus its a shocking product to apply and one cannot allow it to dry on the leather,as it leave a dry power on the leather,which is a nightmare to remove.

Don't ever use it on seats that have been re-coloured in a water base dye,as it will strip the colour of the leather.

Just putting this in ,if your wanting to put it into older leather.



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Why does the Bentley stain so easily compared to the others?
I just asked my cousin,this question,his reply was.

Connolly leather's are not sealed with a protective coating.

And that your other leather would be.

and like me recommends for older leather ,a product that contains ...lanolin (sheep fat) ie the Oakwood leather products.




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I just asked my cousin,this question,his reply was.

Connolly leather's are not sealed with a protective coating.

And that your other leather would be.
Well, that's stupid, isn't it??

Can it be sealed without taking the seats apart?
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Well, that's stupid, isn't it??

Can it be sealed without taking the seats apart?

I'd say that not being sealed would allow the hide foods to soak into the leather more,would explain why Connolly leather process ,allows the leather to last decades,where the sealed leathers last far less?

Here is a test for you.

drop a drop of water on your various seats.

if coated the drop will bead  and not soak in  and vice versa with the non coated leather (should soak in)



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Can it be sealed without taking the seats apart?
I would'nt touch it,rely on experience of Connolly.



Offline mhh

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I clean the very light grey leather in my M5 and Boxster at least monthly and use Lexol, although I heard Leatherique is better so I just bought some of that too (haven't tried it let). I also watch the orange leather in the McLaren very carefully. A mate spent a day in it recently with new looking jeans and, sure enough, the seats were marked. I cleaned them that night with Lexol and they are like new again. I presume if you leave it too long before cleaning, they can stain. I'm looking forward to ordering black leather on my next new car...



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