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      09-19-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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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
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DR Leather.
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Lexol has always worked well for me. Use the 3 step process with cleaner then conditioner.
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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.
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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.
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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
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+ 1 For the Lexol products. Used in the collector car market for a long time.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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