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Old 07-29-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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leather cleaning maintenance roof maintenance

I would like to ask your feedback regarding the leather maintenanceas long as the cleaning of the roof
Is there a specific brand that you suggest?


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Old 07-29-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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leatherique.com has excellent leather restoration and care products.

For the top you just need to wash it with a mild detergent, let it completely dry, and then apply RaggTop, which is a water repellant and protectant for convertible tops.

If your rear window is plastic, Plexus is great for restoring it and removing scratches.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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I have used RaggTop cleaner and protectant for six years with excellent results. The same with Lexol leather and vinyl cleaner and leather conditioner.
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Try this site for cleaning stuff We Are Car Care -- Car Wax, Car Polish, Auto Detailing Supplies, Car Buffers & Car Accessories Store

I recommend Raggtopp Cleanser to wash the top with a VERY soft brush.
Once it's dried in the sun for a few hours apply the Ragtopp Protectant spray.
Don't use any regular car wash soap on the canvas, it will attract dust and lead to stretch marks, dark spots, uglies, etc.

For the leather, I use either 1Z leather cleaner or Griot's Garage leather cleaner.
The 1Z i've been using for a longer time, it leaves a very clean matte finish with a terry cloth towel. I'm always amazed how many stains are left on the towel. I guess it strips off all the leather protectors so that the leather is as clean as can be. Then I reapply a the leather conditioner every month or so. This is very important on the driver's side near the upper side where your arms are constantly rubbing. The leather will crack there and its not long before it's ripping.
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is that Cecil the now deceased lion in your avatar?

That was such a damn shame the way this happened, I hate to wish anyone bad luck.....but;

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For cleaning my 2001 Boxster's grey leather seats and black leather steering wheel and shift knob, I got rather lackluster results using Lexol cleaner. Even with lots of agitation with a stiff plastic bristle brush and lots of dwell time and elbow grease and repeated applications, it wouldn't totally clean the leather.

In contrast, I had much better results using Optimum Power Clean (a pro detailer all-purpose cleaner) diluted with water at 3:1 ratio for cleaning the boxster's leather. It left the seats very clean looking using just a microfiber towel and very little, gentle agitation. It practically melted away the tough stains that Lexol would basically not touch! At first I thought there might be a problem cleaning my steering wheel as it left a matte/dull finish behind, and nasty black stuff was coming up on the towel. But I think that's just because it was doing its job getting that filthy steering wheel clean! A I think I need to take another pass at it as there are some areas of the steering wheel that are I think still too shiney to be truly clean. It was crazy how dirty that thing was!

I've read that leather conditioners are for aniline and semi-aniline leathers only - not good for the urethane coated leather (something about the oils can cause the urethane coating to delaminate from the leather more quickly). But it seems there are some conflicting views on that.
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Another vote for Leatherique!
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how often do you apply leather maintenance or conditioner on your car?
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where can i get RaggTopp?
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