Leather cleaner and conditioner

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  1. grimreaper_72

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    I have a 1996 Gt with black leather interior, seat are just stiff and not soft like I know they can be, what would be good to use on them to bring back that soft leather feel again instead of the alligator feel I have now, the seats themselves are in great condition no rips or tears, any help would be appreciated thanks
    p.s. I have tried the DIY with olive oil and white vinegar but that was worthless
     
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    I have the chemical guys kit with the cleaner and conditioner it works well keeps your leather soft and gives it a good shine
     
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    I use leather honey stuff works amazing
     
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    Question... Do these cars even have real leather? Does the Mach have real leather? Or are they all vinyl?
     
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    I too use the Chemical Guys kit and it works great. Ive used it on multiple different cars and had the same result with each. The cleaner makes them look great and the conditioner keeps them soft and protected.
     
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    Leather on forward facing surfaces, back seat is all vinyl on SN's but probably on Mach seat also.
     
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    I use the Chemical Guys stuff also.

    A trick I picked up a few years back is to wait for a hot sunny day. Clean and condition the seats and leave the conditioner on and wrap a trash bag around the seats and with the windows up it is supposed to almost steam them. I have never had to do this but a detail guy swore by it so just throwing it out there.
     
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    Makes perfect sense since the leather is always breathing and the pores will suck it up nicely that way. Might have to try that one.
     
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    Ours are real bud. I think TMI offers a vinyl set of replacements.
     
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    Yeah my front and backs seats are all real leather. Don't think I've seen factory vinyl available in our cars.


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    According to TMI the SN's did not have much actual leather on their leather seat upgrade and the rear is all vinyl.
     
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    I like using Lexol for leathers because it doesn't leave any greasy residue.
     
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    I have used the Lexol products and had no issues. Its a decent off the shelf product and they have cleaner wipes that are handy to have.
     
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    I don't need any cleaner just something to keep the leather in my wife's 14 Mazda3 supple & prevent drying out & hardening & cracking. The interior is like new at the moment...cause it is new!
     
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    You should always clean them because they wont look new for long if you dont. Pick up the chemical guys kit and youll never have to worry about them.