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Old 02-21-2021, 09:06 AM   #1
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Leather Seat Question.

Hey there,

I was wondering if anyone knows if/how to remove the shininess out of leather seats? I believe these seats are supposed to be a matte finish. After 4 years 32,000 mile, mine are quite shiny. I used Meguiars Gold Glass and soap and water for the longest time every month on these seats, seems like they still became shiny.
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:50 PM   #2
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I am curious about this too. I just got my used rs and want to protect the leather.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:57 PM   #3
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Leather cleaner and conditioner. Pick your brand. I use chemical guys. Works well for me.
It returns the seats back to a matte finish.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:04 PM   #4
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Use some alcohol as a wipe down. I use a horse hair brush I ordered from Amazon which helps agitate the perforated areas a bit more than my normal mircofiber. I am not sure about Meguiars as I do not use that brand, but not properly cleaning before conditioning can cause a shine.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:37 PM   #5
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I read somewhere on the forums here that there's a very thin plastic coating over the leather that renders leather conditioners and cleaners useless. Search it if you care to, but I'd like mine to be a little less shiny as well and have no answer
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:34 AM   #6
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"I use a horse hair brush"

Using a horse on a cow, sounds like a great joke in there somewhere!
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:20 AM   #7
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I read somewhere on the forums here that there's a very thin plastic coating over the leather that renders leather conditioners and cleaners useless. Search it if you care to, but I'd like mine to be a little less shiny as well and have no answer

I've read the same thing about almost all leather cars today. That old-school high-end Mercedes leather is long gone.


That said, I use Lexol products. Their conditioner smells really good and I think it's the best on the market.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:14 PM   #8
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quit cleaning them. they will turn a nice dull greyish black.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:57 PM   #9
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quit cleaning them. they will turn a nice dull greyish black.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:37 PM   #10
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quit cleaning them. they will turn a nice dull greyish black.
Unlike the OP I have never cleaned mine. I am buying used and want to make sure mine are well maintained, never owned leather, wondering what others are using that won’t cause a glossy or slick look.
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As I said above. Chemical guys leather cleaner and conditioner leave my seats dull/matte like the day I picked it up off the truck from the factory.
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