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      04-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Leather Care

I searched around on the Aussie forum and couldn't quite find a thread dedicated to leather care. They may have being replies here and there though. If there was a solid discussion, please direct me to it.

I optioned for Merino leather in my car and thus would like to provide it with the best possible protection but at the same, I wish to keep it looking & smelling natural. I donít mind having to reapply product once month or so.

So far, I've settled on the Swissvax Leather Cleaner and Milk set. Does anyone here have experience with said product? Apparently, itís odorless and does not alter the original appearance of the leather.
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      04-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Ya i use this every 3 months.. pretty good man. I would think once a month could probably an overkill unless u have kids. =)
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Ive used the zaino leather shampoo and condition. ATM, i am trying the Final Inspection leather treatment
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Don't you think the Zaino stuff gives off too much ordour for brand new leather? I love the BMW leather smell so I'd never want some random product smell to distort it :P
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I optioned for Merino leather in my car and thus would like to provide it with the best possible protection but at the same, I wish to keep it looking & smelling natural.
Are you kidding me? You've obviously never been up close to a merino sheep!
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Don't you think the Zaino stuff gives off too much ordour for brand new leather? I love the BMW leather smell so I'd never want some random product smell to distort it :P
Well my new car smell has completely gone after 35k km and the smell doesnt bother me as much as the feel and grip of the leather. I have a small figure so when i get into other leather seated cars that have been treated by some other brand, i hear squeeks and slide all over the seat at every corner
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All leather smell gone by 35k km, really? My friends 2006 e90 still has the original leather smell despite having 60k-70k km on the clock. Being a 320i we're guessing its just sensatec leather so maybe that prolongs the smell?
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i am sure my maccas, KFC, subway, fried rice/noodles while driving has something to do with it
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Abit off topic but ,I got these the other day used it twice very absorbent has a plushy side and a slightly less plushy on the other.

http://www.chemguys.com.au/Microfibe.../mic_303_6.htm

Somehow I nvr really could smell the new leather smell anyway .. i smoke =P KFC and Maccas would mask the smell too lol
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That's really good value for $18. How much was postage.

I bought a bag of doz rubbish MF cloths from autobarn and that costed me 21 too. I only use then to clean plastic and other robust surfaces.
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Just checked my order shipping was quite expensive 9 bucks.. So i bought 2 packas of the MF towels just to spread the cost abit more.
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All leather smell gone by 35k km, really? My friends 2006 e90 still has the original leather smell despite having 60k-70k km on the clock. Being a 320i we're guessing its just sensatec leather so maybe that prolongs the smell?
The pre-LCI E90 320's had either cloth/leather combination upholstery, or dakota leather (standard on Executive models). So if there's no cloth inserts, then they would be 100% leather.
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ive read somewhere the dakoda leather is coated in syntetic leather?? could this be true? if so, what use would it be to use leather cleaner/protector on it?
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The pre-LCI E90 320's had either cloth/leather combination upholstery, or dakota leather (standard on Executive models). So if there's no cloth inserts, then they would be 100% leather.
Interesting, cos my friend and I both thought it was sensatec. The "leather" feels really really hard and you feel and see the raised pattern on the seats. Although the new BMW leather smell is very strong still despite his general neglect.
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Abit off topic but ,I got these the other day used it twice very absorbent has a plushy side and a slightly less plushy on the other.

http://www.chemguys.com.au/Microfibe.../mic_303_6.htm

Somehow I nvr really could smell the new leather smell anyway .. i smoke =P KFC and Maccas would mask the smell too lol
I might give this a go actually. Always on the look out for nice MF cloth, can never have too many.
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It's awesome very absorbent. You'll like it
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