Bimmerpost
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Technical Topics Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detailing, Repairs Which leather care products to use?

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-19-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
RSnic
Captain
RSnic's Avatar
United_States
340
Rep
955
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340Xi (G20)
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Which leather care products to use?

Hi,
Just got my M340 and am loving it!

The car has Cognac Vernasca leather interior. What's best to clean & condition the leather?

Thank you very much
__________________
Al

2020 M340Xi| ZDA| ZDY| ZPP| ZPX| 1CR| 1PL| 688| 6NW| 2VFH|
Retired: 2014 328i
BMW CCA
Appreciate 1
      09-24-2019, 03:08 AM   #2
shanemeh
Private
United Kingdom
68
Rep
80
Posts

Drives: 330I M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Hampshire

iTrader: (0)

DR Leather.
Appreciate 1
RSnic340.00

      09-24-2019, 11:25 PM   #3
SpaceGhost
Lieutenant
76
Rep
431
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i xdrive
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Lexol has always worked well for me. Use the 3 step process with cleaner then conditioner.
Appreciate 1
RSnic340.00

      09-25-2019, 03:47 AM   #4
evo2335
Second Lieutenant
United_States
44
Rep
243
Posts

Drives: G37 IPL (340i on the way)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

I tried chemical guys leather cleaner and it actually left a stain on my rear seat. Wouldn't wipe off with mf cloth. Ended up using mother's VLR to clean it up and stain came out. No residue, and left it dry. Users beware. I use a lot of chemical guys products but the leather cleaner was pretty disappointing.
Appreciate 1
RSnic340.00

      10-06-2019, 01:42 PM   #5
TTG
...
TTG's Avatar
United_States
560
Rep
4,016
Posts

Drives: M340
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Zaino Z-9 followed with Z-10. I have been using these for years and they never fail to deliver good results even on light interiors.

I use Griots interior cleaner during weekly washes which yields great results.
__________________
2020 G20 M340 xDrive - Portimao Blue - ZDA|ZPP|ZPX|1CR|1PE|6NW|6WD
2016 F10 535i xDrive - AW - Retired
2011 E92 M3 - AW……………....ED April 29th, 2010 - Retired
2007 E92 335i -Space Gray.....ED Oct 19th, 2006 - Retired
Appreciate 1
      11-06-2019, 05:31 PM   #6
RSnic
Captain
RSnic's Avatar
United_States
340
Rep
955
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340Xi (G20)
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

M340 Steering Wheel Care

Appreciate the terrific feedback.

My steering wheel is covered in a "spongy" material (like full M cars) that I've been told is Napa leather.

My question is how do I care for it? How do I clean and maintain?

Thanks
__________________
Al

2020 M340Xi| ZDA| ZDY| ZPP| ZPX| 1CR| 1PL| 688| 6NW| 2VFH|
Retired: 2014 328i
BMW CCA
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2019, 05:46 PM   #7
Biersmith
New Member
4
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: 2016 435i convertible
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Akron, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

+ 1 For the Lexol products. Used in the collector car market for a long time.
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2019, 05:47 PM   #8
Burrcold
Lieutenant Colonel
Canada
1814
Rep
1,803
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW M340i xDrive
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSnic View Post
Appreciate the terrific feedback.

My steering wheel is covered in a "spongy" material (like full M cars) that I've been told is Napa leather.

My question is how do I care for it? How do I clean and maintain?

Thanks
The same way you care for your seats.
Appreciate 1
RSnic340.00

      11-10-2019, 07:33 AM   #9
SCardamon
Private
SCardamon's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2019 330i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin

iTrader: (0)

Leather Master Strong Leather Cleaning Bundle - 250ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG8PYDZ..._ggbYDb0DHGEFV

I have went through a number of products over the years (Lexol, BMW's brand, etc) and this has always worked the best. Three stage system which leaves leather as soft as it was brand new along with a matte finish.

Tip- after each stage and fully drying, wipe with a damp cloth prior to moving on/finishing. I used it on my 19' 330i. Actually after a week of a loaner 330, first thing I noticed getting back in my car is that the wheel felt newer.

I am also a freak about car cleaning and upkeep so this may be overkill for most - just cannot stand when things like the steering leather is beaten to death and super shiny on the top edge cause skin oil/lotion/dirt/cleaning products with silicone are used.
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2019, 07:41 AM   #10
SCardamon
Private
SCardamon's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2019 330i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin

iTrader: (0)

PS -
Lexol's Vynlex https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002KKHS8..._OkbYDbX9R5NXA
Is epic for plastic surfaces when Nextzett Plastic Deep Cleaner is used first- 16.9 fl. oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8EUI0..._AjbYDbAYWYMNY

Prima Car Care's like of waxes, sealants (Amigo is a lifesaver), and car wash (called Mystique) are amazing - https://primacarcare.com/shop/

For scratches, believe it for not try this rascal - Carfidant Scratch and Swirl... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNHC828...p_mob_ap_share

And, yes - I go over the top with this stuff

No - I don't sell any of this stuff or associated with anyone who does (Prima is actually poor at customer communication FYI)
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2019, 11:19 AM   #11
VipinLJ
Petrolhead
VipinLJ's Avatar
United_States
893
Rep
2,036
Posts

Drives: ‘20 330i,‘16 X3,‘18 SQ5,‘17 A7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Illinois

iTrader: (2)

I use lexol too. Really good stuff.
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2020, 09:12 PM   #12
VipinLJ
Petrolhead
VipinLJ's Avatar
United_States
893
Rep
2,036
Posts

Drives: ‘20 330i,‘16 X3,‘18 SQ5,‘17 A7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Illinois

iTrader: (2)

My wife bought a stain remover to use on baby poop and other stains, for when our baby comes into our lives in May. It’s called puracy natural stain remover.
I noticed that my seat (driver’s side) had lots of dye transfer from my jeans. Wife asked me to give this a go before I use lexol on it (I used lexol last time and it removed 90% of the stains). I used puracy on the affected parts, left it there for 2 hours (it says upto 8 hrs or more for heavy stains and 15 mins for light stains). Cleaned it up after 2 hrs and I was surprised. It got 99% of the stains out. Seat looks brand new once again. I did not expect it to work at all but it did and I’m a convert.

https://puracy.com/products/natural-stain-remover

I’m in no way attached to puracy. Nor am I trying to promote it. I thought I’d post it here in case it helps someone. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t blame me. It worked for me. That isn’t a guarantee that it’ll work for you

Edit - Our X3 has a streak on the rear passenger seat that’s been there for a few years now. Let me see if this will work on that.
__________________
Current:
2020 BMW 330i xDrive
2018 Audi SQ5 Prestige
2017 Audi A7 Prestige
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2020, 11:24 AM   #13
sanch8
Private
47
Rep
89
Posts

Drives: 2019 330i
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

After spending a lot of time researching leather cleaning products with no shiny/glossy residue, i finally settled on the Leather cleaning kit from Chemical Guys (Cleaner + Conditioner) but found that the conditioner still left some residue and changed the original color of my Black Vernasca leather from a matt dark grey (imo) to a dark black with some residue which I could feel between my fingers after rubbing them on the leather.

Switched the Chemical Guys conditioner with Colourlock Leather Shield after a thorough clean with the Chemical guys cleaner and liked the results much more with no change to the oem leather look and feel and no residue whatsoever.
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2020, 05:12 PM   #14
WXdrivefun
Second Lieutenant
WXdrivefun's Avatar
Canada
108
Rep
278
Posts

Drives: G20 330Xdrive
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I switched from Meguir's leather cleaner/conditioner to Sonax Leather Foam. Not bad at all, does not leave greasy or shiny layer on the seat. Matt finish! I know it's also protected as well.
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2020, 07:16 PM   #15
themnmd
Lieutenant Colonel
themnmd's Avatar
United_States
794
Rep
1,513
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340 i Xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Rafael CA

iTrader: (0)

I use CarPro ceramic coating for leather. Does not make leather stiff, it's a clean matt look.
https://www.carpro-us.com/carpro-pro...er-vinyl-30ml/
Appreciate 1
      02-09-2020, 08:21 PM   #16
Preciseyyc
Private First Class
Preciseyyc's Avatar
Canada
114
Rep
155
Posts

Drives: F15 35i G20 m340
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Calgary Alberta

iTrader: (0)

Just clean it and ceramic coat it with carpro leather or gyeon leather shield. Thank me later.

All my cars and shoes are done
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2020, 09:10 PM   #17
themnmd
Lieutenant Colonel
themnmd's Avatar
United_States
794
Rep
1,513
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340 i Xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Rafael CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Preciseyyc View Post
Just clean it and ceramic coat it with carpro leather or gyeon leather shield. Thank me later.

All my cars and shoes are done
Makes seats look great, never thought about using it on shoes but makes sense
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2020, 09:11 PM   #18
Preciseyyc
Private First Class
Preciseyyc's Avatar
Canada
114
Rep
155
Posts

Drives: F15 35i G20 m340
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Calgary Alberta

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by themnmd View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Preciseyyc View Post
Just clean it and ceramic coat it with carpro leather or gyeon leather shield. Thank me later.

All my cars and shoes are done
Makes seats look great, never thought about using it on shoes but makes sense
Shoes. Purses, couches etc.

Not much I own that isn't ceramic coated. Including sinks, shower faucets, etc
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2020, 04:23 AM   #19
H1tman999
Captain
H1tman999's Avatar
United Kingdom
121
Rep
806
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United Kingdom

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via Yahoo to H1tman999
I use Dr Leather wipes
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current: G20 320d Xdrive M Sport

Sold: Porsche Macan GTS Night Blue / Full GTS Interior

Sold: F80 M3 Black Sapphire/Sakhir Orange

Hitman999
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2020, 05:28 PM   #20
buckybadger
BMW forever!
buckybadger's Avatar
444
Rep
1,266
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

How is swisswax compared to Zaino products? Is there a better product in the market than these two?
__________________
2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i
2019 BMW M2 Competition
2014 BMW 335i
2009 BMW 328i
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2020, 07:10 AM   #21
TheRetroGuy
Second Lieutenant
United_States
107
Rep
222
Posts

Drives: 2020 330i xDrive mSport
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: East Coast

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VipinLJ View Post
I use lexol too. Really good stuff.
I too have been using Lexol for many years, and love what it does to my jackets, furniture, steering wheels, etc.

But as I did my first application a few days ago, I got the impression it does very little for vernasca leather, because it can really only be applied to the protective coating on top of the leather.

It did seem to dissipate / dry quickly, which is one reason I like the product versus the gooey leather care products that leave residue. But I don't feel it really soaked into the leather. No doubt the softer leather on the steering wheel appreciated the conditioning, but as far as the seats go I'm not sure. With my jackets there is almost an immediate softening effect that takes place. I didn't feel this with in the seating surfaces.

Also curious if the stitched material on the door panels is leather or sensatec?
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2020, 09:39 AM   #22
GOOSE13
Registered
United_States
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW M340i 2019 BMW X3
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Alabama

iTrader: (0)

I use Adam's Polishes Leather & Interior cleaner and then follow with their Lather Conditioner. Great stuff. Easy to use and doesn't leave a glossy finish.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.




g20
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST