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Old 03-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Leather care products and tips?

I have black sport leather in my E30 with rear ski-bag pass-through. Overall really nice condition and would like to keep it that way. Noticed the leather is getting dry and stiff here and there. Wanted to treat it with something to hydrate it and keep it supple.

See my E38 black sport leather getting to that stage in life too. It is missing some color on front bolsters, would like to touch that up and treat it.

Any DIY tips or even a competent shop that could treat it so it doesn't start tearing & looking horrible?
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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I've used mink oil to remoisturize old seats with good results
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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I've used mink oil to remoisturize old seats with good results
Does it smell or rub off onto clothes? If not, how long does it take to sink in?
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:34 AM   #6
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I checked their site. I guess they only sell direct, no retailers? Any shops that use it and can do the work on them?
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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They ship directly from Niagara for a small cost. Best to call them and discuss what you're looking for. I've noticed the prices to be a bit lower via phone than simply placing an order through the archaic website.

In the past I have simply picked it up and paid for it in person while on a trip down to the Falls. The main distributor for Leatherique Canada, Robert, is a great guy to deal with.
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They ship directly from Niagara for a small cost. Best to call them and discuss what you're looking for. I've noticed the prices to be a bit lower via phone than simply placing an order through the archaic website.

In the past I have simply picked it up and paid for it in person while on a trip down to the Falls. The main distributor for Leatherique Canada, Robert, is a great guy to deal with.
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Anyone try good old dubbin?
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Anyone try good old dubbin?
I was thinking the same thing but figured there were better products out there. Does wonders for re-hydrating old leather shoes / boots.
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Pure mink oil is used in tanning, It may soften fine leather too much and break down the protective finish.

I really like the Autoglym line of products, I use the leather cleaner and protective balm with great results. The balm doesn't leave a waxy film like some other brands and smells very natural. The vinyl care is excellent too and it's available at Canadian Tire.

Nothing beats going to the pros but with some elbow grease you should be able to soften up those old seats.
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I use the Meguiar's Gold Class cleaner/conditioner on my E30's leather interior. It works great and I find with regular use it really does improve the condition of the leather.
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Has anyone tried Olay age-defying cream?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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Doesn't work on the wife
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