New bottles of Leatherique HORRIBLE. New formula????

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  1. tubeguy

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    Hi folks

    I'm in a pickle here. I've used Leatherique Rejuvinator on my Ferrari's as well as my leather sofa with great results. I had quite a bit in stock, and just ran out and bought a few more bottles.

    The old formula was rather thin and could be applied easily and rubbed in by hand. Afetr I applied it, I would wash my hands and they felt so soft it was amazing.

    The new formula is thick like that leather honey and other brands. Even thicker. I applied it to my sofa and love seat and while some of it absorbed, it left a friggin sticky mess. I left it for a couple weeks and said hell I need to wipe of the residue and it took the color off my leather!!!! Remember, I've used the old stuff before many times. No problem.

    I wrote Leatherique and they say that it can vary slightly from batch to batch. But this is NOTHING like the old stuff. Doesn't feel or smell the same. I call bullsh*t.

    I'm looking to see if anyone has made a recent purchase.
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  2. moysiuan

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    Maybe these products have a shelf life and yours has gone rancid? Most oils will oxidize or otherwise degrade over time.
     
  3. tubeguy

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    It's a fresh bottle I bought from a big vendor
     
  4. Dave rocks

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    I love their product but the company has by far the worst customer service on the planet..
     
  5. Rob Lay

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    maybe they don't put whale sperm in it anymore?
     
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  6. tubeguy

    tubeguy Formula 3

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    My biggest question is if anyone has bought recently and if your purchase was thick like honey or more like milk or cream. My old purchase was not thick.

    I question this whole thing with them as the company seems to be like a dude in a garage or something. If their product varies so much and they don't act like a real business how good is it? It's like that other guy here who's dash went from glossy black to faded after using their stuff. At least Lexol has real chemists I suspect.
     
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  8. Jon Hansen

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    I usually dilute it (thinner version) with warm water and apply it to my leather furniture using a spray bottle. I’m almost out and have to restock soon.
    Perhaps you are actually receiving more of the “good stuff” with this latest purchase, providing you can find the optimal dilution ratio...
     
  9. readplays

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    You can add that.
     
  10. SCKOMS

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    I just bought and used some. It was somewhat thick, thicker than motor oil, definitely not like honey. It certainly became sticky/gooey after being on for a day, but this has been my experience in the past as well.
    Did I read your post right? You left it on for a couple of weeks? Maybe that is why it lifted the dye.
     
  11. Rob Lay

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  12. docf

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    I've ordered some touch up dye and was mortified. Not only did it not match, it was glossy. All I ever got from them as a solution was pour the contents and stir which did not work. Never answered the calls with numerous e-mails after spending close to 100.00 for 8 oz. of crap. Took the car to Ferrari,beautiful match. No more product will be ordered in the future as something has happened with product and service.!
    Your leather chair look terrible!
     
  13. Smiles

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    Aren’t Leatherique in the USA different than Leatherique in the UK?

    Matt
     
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  15. TrojanFan

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    I just received new Leatherique yesterday from Autogeeks. It does not have the thick "Whale Sperm" consistency that you speak of. More of a milk/cream or motor oil look to it.
     
  16. 3POINT8

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    i love their products but the last bottle i got was not that great. they matched the paint on my porsche to repaint bolster wear and it wasn't even close in color or sheen. and they didn't include instructions. very disappointed
     

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