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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Leather Rejuvenation

I'm looking to rejuvenate my leather to a matte black look like the way (or close to) leather looks when you first buy a new car. My seat doesn't have cracks or scratches on it but it's starting to get that "shiny" look where as the back seat is in perfect condition. Any suggestions???
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Leatherique is a great rejuvenation product that is easy to use.

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Get Leatherique, best stuff out there. Lexol sucks.
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Get Leatherique, best stuff out there. Lexol sucks.
what's the difference between the rejuvenator and the pristine clean?
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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what's the difference between the rejuvenator and the pristine clean?
Ones a cleaner that brings out the impurities to the surface(pristine clean) and the other is the hyde treatment oil you apply after you clean it. Best stuff available.
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what's the difference between the rejuvenator and the pristine clean?
You first use the rejuvenator oil on your leather surface and let it sit there for a few hours, preferably in a hot environment. This will soften the leather and lift the dirt from its pores. You will notice that the oil will be sticky to the touch. Afterwards, you use the pristine clean to wipe off the rejuvenator oil and further condition the leather.
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You first use the rejuvenator oil on your leather surface and let it sit there for a few hours, preferably in a hot environment. This will soften the leather and lift the dirt from its pores. You will notice that the oil will be sticky to the touch. Afterwards, you use the pristine clean to wipe off the rejuvenator oil and further condition the leather.
woops had it backwards, I did my e36 m3 seats last summer, also had some rear headrests that were getting hardened from the sun, after I leatheriqued them, they were much more supple.
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Swissvax makes a product that takes the shine off and makes it more of a matte look, that is what you want while leatherique is good its not the best thing to achieve desired results in this case. I myself use leatherique for certain things but this is not one of the applications, your better off posting in the detailing forum. As you see most people just jump on the bandwagon. LEATHERIQUE ITS THE BEST !

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Swissvax makes a product that takes the shine off and makes it more of a matte look, that is what you want while leatherique is good its not the best thing to achieve desired results in this case. I myself use leatherique for certain things but this is not one of the applications, your better off posting in the detailing forum. As you see most people just jump on the bandwagon. LEATHERIQUE ITS THE BEST !

http://www.swissvax.us/merchant.mvc?...e=LEATHER-CARE
Leatherique is the best Seriously though, do you have first hand experience with the swissvax leather gloss corrector?
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Leatherique is the best Seriously though, do you have first hand experience with the swissvax leather gloss corrector?



yes i do and with leatherique and with zymol and lexol and everything else.

leatherique is a good all around product, its pristine clean can be used to address several different applications besides leather. while pristine clean will certainly help to clean the dirt that is soaked up in OP's hide it is not the best for restoring a matte look to the leather, you give credit where its due but leatherique is not a universal cure all.

Different products for different applications, detailing 101.
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No I don't I only use ICE interior detail for the leather and everything else
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yes i do and with leatherique and with zymol and lexol and everything else.

leatherique is a good all around product, its pristine clean can be used to address several different applications besides leather. while pristine clean will certainly help to clean the dirt that is soaked up in OP's hide it is not the best for restoring a matte look to the leather, you give credit where its due but leatherique is not a universal cure all.

Different products for different applications, detailing 101.
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No I don't I only use ICE interior detail for the leather and everything else
But no here?

I've used Zaino, lexol, zymol etc... and from my personal first hand experience, leatherique has given me the best results. I don't like to recommend products on the forums that I didn't actually use.

I was hoping you had some first hand experience with the gloss corrector stuff, wanted to possibly give it a try.
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Leatherique has given my leather a matte look. Maybe the guy who posted somewhere above the thread didn't use the oil as well.
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But no here?

I've used Zaino, lexol, zymol etc... and from my personal first hand experience, leatherique has given me the best results. I don't like to recommend products on the forums that I didn't actually use.

I was hoping you had some first hand experience with the gloss corrector stuff, wanted to possibly give it a try.


Its good, i used it on my black m3 interior before i sold it. Gave the seats a nicer matte, deep and dark look, not doubting leatherique as i said I used it all the time but its not the best for everything
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/\ probably be good for steering wheels that get shiny from old age and use.
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has anyone have those discolorations on their black leather seats, hard to describe, but once i clean it and it dries, there is blotchy lighter spots that i don't know how they got there (bought the car like that) and everyone says i should clean my leather cuz it looks dirty, any suggestions? or should i redye the leather with the leatherique kit...
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