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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2017, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Need help saving my leather seat..

So my girlfriend had moisturizing cream on her legs and sat in my car. I did not notice it soaked into the leather and the last few days being about 100 degrees it now looks baked in.... I used leather wipes on it today but it still looks like this... Any tips on cleaning this off???!!! Thanks!!

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first tip, don't use any leather cleaner. The leather in these cars is coated in plastic (aka pleather), where real leather cleaners and oils can actually strip away the plastic.

Try using just a wet microfiber towel to clean it, if that doesnt work you can add the tiniest amount of dish detergent to the cloth and try cleaning it out that way. If you do use any soap, make sure you get all of the soap off when you're done cleaning.

Afterwards, if there's still any color difference, you may have some luck by just shining it out. Just make sure it's water based like 303 aerospace protectant.

Best of luck!
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first tip, don't use any leather cleaner. The leather in these cars is coated in plastic (aka pleather), where real leather cleaners and oils can actually strip away the plastic.

Try using just a wet microfiber towel to clean it, if that doesnt work you can add the tiniest amount of dish detergent to the cloth and try cleaning it out that way. If you do use any soap, make sure you get all of the soap off when you're done cleaning.

Afterwards, if there's still any color difference, you may have some luck by just shining it out. Just make sure it's water based like 303 aerospace protectant.

Best of luck!
They are really coated in plastic?! I've been using leather wipes weekly for over a year now... Geez. What am I suppose to use from now on?

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I feel your pain. When daughter was in gymnastics, I'd pick her up every night, covered in chalk..... I'm still working to get that out. I've been using armorall cleaning wipes, but chalk gets everywhere.....lol
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I feel your pain. When daughter was in gymnastics, I'd pick her up every night, covered in chalk..... I'm still working to get that out. I've been using armorall cleaning wipes, but chalk gets everywhere.....lol
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Just picked up an old Santa Fe with spotless leather interior.

In order to keep it that way I bought one of those "cages" that confines the dog to the cargo area.

You may want to consider this as well.
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Google LEATHERIQUE. No personal experience, but it may be what you're looking for.


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Wet a rag with luke warm water and soap and gently work over the affected area. You may have to do this several times to get all of the oils out of the affected leather. Once your done there is a product called "Just Leather" that works great on conditioning the leather.

Thought I had ruined a really nice leather couch, and this process and product were highly recommended. I've done this on my wife's Tuscon and it works. Give it a try.
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Or bring it to a detailer, they can restore it if all else fails. I hate leather for a lot of reasons, stains from leather belts, jeans etc all rub off on the leather and make for a difficult removal.
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They are really coated in plastic?! I've been using leather wipes weekly for over a year now... Geez. What am I suppose to use from now on?

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They are definitely coated in plastic. This helps make them easier to clean, while sacrificing that extra bump in comfort/luxury associated with real leather. The plastic coating process also allows the manufacturer to hide defects easier, so pleather type leather is considered a lower grade/is much cheaper. The only cars sold now days with real leather are luxury cars with a premier leather package (even a base luxury car has pleather), expect to pay 60+K for that, haha.

Wiping them every month or two with a wet rag/towel is all the owners manual says to help keep them clean. This helps clean and moisturize the leather everyonce in a while. I use 303 afterwards to shine them. My car is 4 years old now, and other than a few minor wrinkles, the seats still look brand new.
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