Leather conditioners?

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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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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.....
I went with the same combination. Happy with the results!
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Brands like Leather Honey, Lexol, and Chemical Guys are well-regarded for their leather conditioners. They can help maintain the suppleness of the leather and prevent issues like cracking and fading.
Your experience with Hyde Food from back in the day sounds promising. It's always a good idea to check reviews and see what works best for your specific leather.
And if you're curious about more modern leather care tips or just want to explore the world of leather, the Von Baer blog is a valuable resource. They provide insights without all the usual sales hype.
 
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I have been using the chemical guys leather spray and their gel for a few years now. Works for me
 

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CG stuff works pretty well, and has a nice "new car" smell to it.
 

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