Best Leather Conditioner/Cleaner

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by ko23, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. ko23

    ko23 Karting

    May 6, 2015
    What is the best and safest leather conditioner on the market today? Chamberlain Leather milk, Leather Nova, Leatherique, or just old school Lexol?

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  3. Wade

    Wade Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 31, 2006
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  4. F12KID

    F12KID F1 Rookie

    Nov 27, 2013

    Leatherique is much better suited (made) for Connolly leather

    Lexol doesn't properly nourish over time

    Best results I've seen are from Liquid Leather - different types to choose from
  5. spirot

    spirot F1 World Champ
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    Tom Spiro
    Leatherique is in my opinion the best!
  6. shad99

    shad99 Formula Junior
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    Dec 12, 2013
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    Yes absolutely. I've always thought Gliptone was the best. Used it for many years on a slew of Jags starting with a '52 drophead coupe and on through 12 cylinder XKE's. Now used on my '04 360 spider for over three years with great results. Crema colored leather is soft and still maintains the matte finish. Aroma always gets the "new car smell" comments from passengers.

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  8. Dave rocks

    Dave rocks F1 World Champ

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    Everything else I tried is a total just joke. Could not agree more.
  9. BucksTifoso

    BucksTifoso Karting

    Nov 24, 2013
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    Randy Crownover
    I tried Leatherique and it worked fine. Just used Swissvax and liked that better. The brushing technique with the leather cleaner really makes it look like new. The leather milk seems to do a good job of moisturizing the leather without making it overly greasy.
  10. ko23

    ko23 Karting

    May 6, 2015
    If the leather is in great shape, do you need to use the Leatherique oil and then the Pristine Clean combination all the time? Can one just use the Pristine Clean for easy maintenance every few months? Has anyone done this with this product?
  11. Dave rocks

    Dave rocks F1 World Champ

    Nov 23, 2012
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    Yes, but conditioning every year or so is wise.
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  13. Esoteric Auto Detail

    Esoteric Auto Detail Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Once again we have to agree with the Leatherique recommendation!

  14. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 F1 Rookie

    Jan 23, 2014
    +1 on leatherique - amazing product
  15. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

    Jun 10, 2014
    LI, boca raton
    huge difference
  16. Jackmb1

    Jackmb1 F1 Rookie

    Dec 27, 2005
    Leatherique has worked well for me.
  17. BrettC

    BrettC Formula 3

    Aug 13, 2012
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    I just finished using the Leatherique....worked quite well, use a brush to scrub dirty edges and steam outside in the sun. I then cleaned and retreated just the seats. Easy to use and cleanup is easy.
  18. Hobacks427

    Hobacks427 Karting

    Nov 2, 2014
    North Jersey
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    I've used leatherique for the past three years with great results. Some effort required but works well on the black leather with yellow stitching that I have. I just follow the instructions posted by Esoteric Auto.
  19. LBBP

    LBBP Formula Junior

    I prefer the Pinnacle leather conditioner, it's ph balanced to match leather, contains a strong UV inhibitor, plus lanolin and other natural oils. Pinnacles leather cleaner is another excellent product which deep cleans and preps the leather for the conditioner.
  20. Andy458

    Andy458 Rookie

    Jun 26, 2017


    I also have black leather with yellow stitching. The yellow stitching didn't get dirty while using Leatherique?

    Just thought the dirt may transfer from the seat to the stitching while cleaning ?

  21. steved033

    steved033 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 12, 2017
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    Steve D.
    Anyone use color plus products besides me? It put life back in my side bolsters.


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