Leather conditioners?

Daryl

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I did a Search on the Forum here but only came up with a thread from 2011, so a bit dated. My front seats (rear seats deleted) were restuffed and recovered about a year ago and have virtually NO wear and tear but I want to do my best keep them from cracking, fading etc.

So, I’m wondering which brands are best these days? I recall 30+ years ago using a paste style leather conditioner called Hyde Food. I was detailing cars to help pay for college and it seemed to work really well on the Porsche, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and high end cars’ leather.
 

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I’ve used Lexol in the past with good results. I’ve use maguires too but it’s super oily. It did the job but I don’t like that it doesn’t dry if that makes sense.
 

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Lexol is one that I've found is consistently stocked at my auto parts store and doesn't leave the seat feeling like a greased cooking pan
 
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Thank you both, I’ll go checkout Lexie at my local VatoZone!! Cheers.
 

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I use the Lexol Cleaner and Leather Honey for the finish!

Our seat material was almost like a "Leatherette" and not a very quality material in my eyes to hold up over time.....
 
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Good point, 94. Yes, my seats were redone but what quality leather is it??? I guess all I can do is do the best I can!
 
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Ah, I’m going to Tractor Supply tomorrow for f chicken feed and dog food, so I’ll check the automotive aisle!
 

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Find a good cleaner and a conditioner that are separate. I use lexol cleaner and griots garage squeeze bottle conditioner its at vatozone and on amazon. I found some mach 1 seats at the junk yard and have been hydrating them back to life I am about 4 coats in and see huge difference. I cleaned them a couple times and it felt like I was working backwards at times but its bad to massage dirty in to the leather.

Leather honey is good from what I hear but havent used it personally.
 
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Picked up a 3-in-1 Lexol and a 12-pack of applicators!

On edit: should’ve bought separate cleaner and conditioners. The 3-in-1 seems to work primarily as a cleaner only. Left the seats “dry” looking. I’ll see if I can find some leather honey or stand alone Legolas conditioner.
Live and learn, right? In hindsight, I wish I had listened to those of you who recommended separates. My bad!!
 
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