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Old Fri, Sep-17-2010, 08:27:48 PM   #151
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Bump here,

Maybe someone already said a few pages back back Ill ask anyways

Where do I buy this leatherique "kit" the same kit that ian used
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Old Fri, Sep-17-2010, 10:28:27 PM   #152
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^looks like the "super prepping agent" is for use before dying. Why throw it in with the pristine clean and conditioner? Does it have another purpose as well?

The rubber black stuff is pretty useless for us 46ers, as we have no black trim.

I just used the pristine clean and rejuvenator. Just used it again a month ago, leather looks as good as ever
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i finished my interior last night with the pristine clean and it came out looking really nice. i used about 8 oz of both the rejuvenator and the pristine clean (or whatever my friend had remaining in his kit anyway).

the hardest part was getting the rejuvenator off the leather and getting no streaks or anything, it probably took about 2 hours total to get it perfect. the biggest improvement was the passenger seat, it looks a lot better. the rear seats look about the same as they were never really used but i thought i would do them. everything does look better than before, although there wasnt a huge visual difference it still was there. the red leather is now brighter than before.

the biggest difference i noticed after applying leatherique is the leather feel is much softer and restored. it is exactly how brand new leather feels. i also usually dont like chemical smells in my car, but i liked the way leatherique smells so thats another plus. i plan to do this in the fall but i probably will not do the rear seats, only the front and front door panels.

i took a lot of pictures before, during, and after. these results were from letting the car sit in direct sunlight for about 26 hours in 85 degree weather during the day.

this is my car at 92k miles

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WOW!! You did some MAJOR prep work! My wife's 323i had some serious wear on her grey leather seats and it didnt look that great after treating them with the leatherique, but when I hit them for a second time a few days later they really looked good again, the wear on the bolsters toned down dramatically and even improved further a few days after the second treatment...

Have you thought about doing a followup treatment?
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I wonder what causes some people's seats to be all cracked like that. Maybe not conditioning the leather throughout the life of the car? Maybe untinted (not UV filtered) windows? I see it all the time, but my car shows no signs of doing it at all, at 110,000 miles
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I wonder what causes some people's seats to be all cracked like that. Maybe not conditioning the leather throughout the life of the car? Maybe untinted (not UV filtered) windows? I see it all the time, but my car shows no signs of doing it at all, at 110,000 miles
This is a great product, they actually make a die treatment in imola that you use during the conditioning or after. Using this die will make your car seats look close to 95% new.
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I wonder what causes some people's seats to be all cracked like that. Maybe not conditioning the leather throughout the life of the car? Maybe untinted (not UV filtered) windows? I see it all the time, but my car shows no signs of doing it at all, at 110,000 miles
I think it is related to solar and heat damage in the car. My wife refuses to allow me to tint the windows in her 323i and her seats are cracked like that. Just to much solar and heat damage...
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just did the rejuv and cleaner on mine yesterday and what a difference. feels and looks brand new despite some cracks.
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just did the rejuv and cleaner on mine yesterday and what a difference. feels and looks brand new despite some cracks.
How do you do the "let sit in the hot sun for 24 hours" up in Canada? Did the interior get hot enough? I always wondered about this step with using Leatherique. My fear is I wouldnt be able to get the interior hot enough...
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How do you do the "let sit in the hot sun for 24 hours" up in Canada? Did the interior get hot enough? I always wondered about this step with using Leatherique. My fear is I wouldnt be able to get the interior hot enough...
Sun was hot when I did it. I let it sit for only 4 hours since I was strapped for time. But it did heat up quite a bit.
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WOW!! You did some MAJOR prep work! My wife's 323i had some serious wear on her grey leather seats and it didnt look that great after treating them with the leatherique, but when I hit them for a second time a few days later they really looked good again, the wear on the bolsters toned down dramatically and even improved further a few days after the second treatment...

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ill have to think about that this fall when i do it over again.. thanks for the tip. i look forward to treating again.

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I wonder what causes some people's seats to be all cracked like that. Maybe not conditioning the leather throughout the life of the car? Maybe untinted (not UV filtered) windows? I see it all the time, but my car shows no signs of doing it at all, at 110,000 miles
i think you are right .. i would say its a combination of the windows not being tinted and being left unconditioned from the previous owner. the front windows of my car were never tinted so that explains it.
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