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Willow Leather Getting Dirty

I see my willow leather changing a bit of colour due to pants rubbing on the leather. Is there anyway to clean this stuff off and then protect it. I hear a product called LEXOL is good, if anyone can further explain this product to me that would be great. I just want the willow leather to look clean and new as possible. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

Lexol makes a good leather cleaner, but I'm not sure if it'll remove the stains already there. Call the people in your area that sell Lexol (Tandy Leather, some leather supply places) and ask. This is why with two kids, I decided to go with the Charcoal interior.
The Lexol Conditioner is a great product that keeps the leather supple and helps protect from stains.
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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

Can I get this stuff from a Canadian Tire/Walmart type stores? Or does it have to be bought at a detailer store? Thanks!!

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

The detailing wizard, Brad4rdHay, has indicated that most leather car interiors today--including the 350Z and G35-- have a vinyl clear-coat to protect the leather. "So, leather should be treated like vinyl" to quote Brad. His favorite is 303 Aerospace Protectorant, which I use on my willow leather interior. Check out Brad's 8-part detailing series above, under Y's post.

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

I'm lost...do you have a link you can help me out with?

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

Wes,
You can see Brad's detailing series under the post from Yuichi entitled "G35 Detail Tips by Brad", listed above in this detailing section. Check out the interior chapter. Also, you might find the following websites helpful:
www.properautocare.com
www.zainobros.com
www.autoint.com
At Proper Auto Care, you can buy the 303 Aerospace protectorant that Brad recommends for interiors, as well as the BlackFire products (which I prefer to Zaino) for exterior care and protection. Many people are big Zaino fans, however, and it is very good stuff: check out their website for detailed help with their products. Lastly, the Automotive International website seems primarily for professional detailers, but is the only place I'm aware of to get the "A-B-C" system for prepping paint that Brad recommends. Hope this helps!

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

Great!! Thanks G35guy!! I'll be sure to read up on this stuff. Thanks again.

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

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It might be prudent to confirm with Infiniti as to whether the leather in the G is vinyl coated or not. Not sure about all the implications re cleaning, but I know that it is better for leather to absorb nutrients and conditioners to ensure longer life. My experience feeding it Lexol is that the Lexol is readily absorbed and becomes very supple. I wouldn't think vinyl coated leather would do that.

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303 Protectant is a resin(much like scotchguard) and can be safely applied to leather(i'd do a spot test to make sure). It will help repel liquids and dirt. Problem is that stuff is hard to find locally and very expensive. Never used it got black leather and been very pleased with the lexol line up.

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

At www.properautocare.com, they suggest alternating between a leather conditioner like Lexol and 303 Protectant in convertibles to add UV protection.
They also refer to vinyl coated leather:

"Coated or "Corinthian" leather.
<font color=blue>Some</font color=blue> leather being used in <font color=blue>domestic</font color=blue> automobiles has a top veneer of vinyl. This should be considered a vinyl interior and treated with a vinyl dressing. Do not use a leather conditioner on vinyl topped leather. The conditioning oils can not penetrate the vinyl coating to reach the leather. If you're not sure if your car's leather is vinyl coated, check with your car dealer or the manufacturer."

I spoke to someone at Ericksen Infiniti earlier and he said the Infiniti leather is <font color=blue>not</font color=blue> coated.

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Re: Willow Leather Getting Dirty

wow...thanks for the great info guys. i'll have to see what is available at my local stores to decide.

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I've used lexol on my willow interior and can tell the difference. Much nicer afterwards all though I don't think the cleaner is all that great. Won't remove old stains that came with the car when i bought it. Also lexol is available at autozone, advance, and oriellys
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The Lexol line is good but I would still strongly recommend the Leatherique Prestine Clean and Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil. In my personal opinion it provides a deeper cleaning and leaves the leather feeling more natural upon completion. Check out this guide with before and after pics - http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...r-care-how-to/.

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^100%, but I will say this.. I have the same color as u do.. If your seats are real dirty.. lexol will not bring it back to the original color.. U need something that will degrease the leather to get the dirt off of it.... after that.. need use the lexol and then after that u have to use a oil rejuvenation product to put the oil back into the leather..then massage it into the leather..
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