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Old 05-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Sup Fanatics, I just got a shipment of a new leather care product to my house and I was dumbfounded with how great it works. I've tried a lot of different products, but with this, I instantly saw the results. It's called Doc Bailey's Leather Care.

https://www.leatherclear.com/cgi-bin/store/pid_01.htm

I have been using Lexol, Armor All, Black Magic, Meguiar's, and then finally Leatherique, but none of this can hold a match to this. Don't even think twice, just buy it. My cracks on the lats of my front seats were instantly sealed and got better by 100%. It has a black dye in it that dries to a matte color, and then waterproofs. Finish it off with doc bailey's clear or tonic and you will guarenteed have better than new leather. Just my two cents. Give it a try and find out.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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before and after pics? I do have cracks on my seats as well that bother the hell out of me.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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It works well but it'll wear off- you'll have to use it fairly often. It's hiding as well as conditioning- but not really fixing anything.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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It works well but it'll wear off- you'll have to use it fairly often. It's hiding as well as conditioning- but not really fixing anything.
Why am I not surprised. OP is 19. He'll learn.

The best repair is prevention. Regular cleaning and conditioning with watching how you get in/out of your car. If it's already damaged, time for new covers.
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Stuff it a cheap bandaid.... I mean its not bad if thats what you want it for, but new leather lasts a few years... this thing even says reapply as needed every 6 months.
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Exactly what I'm looking for, thanks- need to clean up the leather before trading the car in.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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before and after pics? I do have cracks on my seats as well that bother the hell out of me.
I think it might be too late to take a before pic
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Sup Fanatics, I just got a shipment of a new leather care product to my house and I was dumbfounded with how great it works. I've tried a lot of different products, but with this, I instantly saw the results. It's called Doc Bailey's Leather Care.

https://www.leatherclear.com/cgi-bin/store/pid_01.htm

I have been using Lexol, Armor All, Black Magic, Meguiar's, and then finally Leatherique, but none of this can hold a match to this. Don't even think twice, just buy it. My cracks on the lats of my front seats were instantly sealed and got better by 100%. It has a black dye in it that dries to a matte color, and then waterproofs. Finish it off with doc bailey's clear or tonic and you will guarenteed have better than new leather. Just my two cents. Give it a try and find out.
Wrong. Meguiar's has never failed me. You're probably just not applying it correctly.
Use your bare hands and massage it into the leather, then use a cloth to wipe the excess off. Sounds simple, because it is.
I'm sure my seats look almost factory new. I put up a few pics of my totaled 325Ci a week or two ago and people kept PM'ing me offers for the seats.
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I've used everything. Meguiar's is way too glossy, and if you take a wet rag and wipe the seats...your rag will be filthy black. Leatherique takes a day to work, and only in higher temperatures.

And yes, it's a temporary fix, but it's better than nothing. Of course it needs re-applied, pretty much everything on planet earth breaks down with age. And even If I am 19, I've spent many years working with family cars to see.

You don't have to buy it. I'm just throwing this out there for anyone who wants to give it a try like me. I'm not even lying when I say the cracks disappeared.
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You shouldn't be wiping it off with a wet rag to begin with.
To each his own. And there is a variety of Meguiar's leather care products, not just one.
I've used it on my leather jackets before and it works great on them too.
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I've used everything. Meguiar's is way too glossy, and if you take a wet rag and wipe the seats...your rag will be filthy black. Leatherique takes a day to work, and only in higher temperatures.

And yes, it's a temporary fix, but it's better than nothing. Of course it needs re-applied, pretty much everything on planet earth breaks down with age. And even If I am 19, I've spent many years working with family cars to see.

You don't have to buy it. I'm just throwing this out there for anyone who wants to give it a try like me. I'm not even lying when I say the cracks disappeared.
You have not used everything. All of that OTC crap you have used is pretty much the same. Leather Masters is the best overall lineup for protection- Leatherique is also quite good but they can't fix what is broken- and neither can Doc Bailey's. Try a good dye lineup like LeatherWorldTech, ColorPlus, or even SEM color coat for a real dye fix that will also (sort of) fill cracks.

Cracks begin when the clear coat our leather has fails, allowing dirt in and forming a crease. Doc Bailey's temporarily fills those cracks. Doc Bailey's is a filler like Kiwi leather dye, it will probably last a month or two and degrade from there over six months. Good dye lasts much longer.

Al I can tell you is no girl is gonna be happy when they get tagged with Liquid Wrench on the way in your car and get a nice black stain on their shorts from Doc Bailey's on the way out.

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You shouldn't be wiping it off with a wet rag to begin with.
To each his own. And there is a variety of Meguiar's leather care products, not just one.
I've used it on my leather jackets before and it works great on them too.
It's actually not a bad practice if it is just barely damp. Dirt is much worse for leather than water.
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You have not used everything. All of that OTC crap you have used is pretty much the same. Leather Masters is the best overall lineup for protection- Leatherique is also quite good but they can't fix what is broken- and neither can Doc Bailey's. Try a good dye lineup like LeatherWorldTech, ColorPlus, or even SEM color coat for a real dye fix that will also (sort of) fill cracks.

Cracks begin when the clear coat our leather has fails, allowing dirt in and forming a crease. Doc Bailey's temporarily fills those cracks. Doc Bailey's is a filler like Kiwi leather dye, it will probably last a month or two and degrade from there over six months. Good dye lasts much longer.

Al I can tell you is no girl is gonna be happy when they get tagged with Liquid Wrench on the way in your car and get a nice black stain on their shorts from Doc Bailey's on the way out.



It's actually not a bad practice if it is just barely damp. Dirt is much worse for leather than water.
Dear, Sir. Please read. I said the Liquid Wrench does not leave any residue behind, and neither does the Doc Baileys. Be optimisitic!
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Dear, Sir. Please read. I said the Liquid Wrench does not leave any residue behind, and neither does the Doc Baileys. Be optimisitic!
You said that but I know better. What makes you think I don't have experience with both? Liquid Wrench does not soak in- not the majority of it anyway.

Doc Bailey's won't wear off visibly in most cases but I wouldn't like to see what happens with it on a hot day. Clearly it eventually wears off as it doesn't last long.
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It's actually not a bad practice if it is just barely damp. Dirt is much worse for leather than water.
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A damp cloth works wonders to get the seats a little cleaner or to wipe off the excess cleaner you have on the seats.

Also, Leatherique Pristine Clean does not need hot temperatures to work though it does help. The oil, however, does need the temp but you shouldn't have to do that more than once a year or every other year anyway.
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This still has been one of the best things I have done to my interior. To most of us who are not the 1st owner of the cars, there isn't really an option to be "preventative" about leather wear. When I got my car, the side bolsters were heavily worn and it was showing through. A lot of conditioners just went over it, and then got soaked into the leather and took a bite of it out; however, Doc Bailey's took nearly 90% of the wear out. It dries instantly, and you can sit down on the seats with all white clothes 15 minutes later and nothing will happen to you. My best thing is to apply Doc Bailey's, then come back the next day and wipe down with Lexol. A lot of black residue will be removed from the Doc Bailey's, but the seat remains the same (just better sheen from the Lexol application.) I also use Leatherique twice a year, and this combo of Lexol-Doc Baileys- Leatherique has really rescued the interior of my car. A must buy combo for everybody.
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I have both Leatherique and Leathermaster in my detailing cabinet. I've tried almost everything OTC and I wasn't impressed. I started out with leatherique, but I've found the leather master system to work much better. I love it. I have 2 scratches in my leather and I've just had to accept them at this point. I would prefer a cloth interior anyway.
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I have both Leatherique and Leathermaster in my detailing cabinet. I've tried almost everything OTC and I wasn't impressed. I started out with leatherique, but I've found the leather master system to work much better. I love it. I have 2 scratches in my leather and I've just had to accept them at this point. I would prefer a cloth interior anyway.
I too have Leatherique. I also have Lexol. I also have Doc Bailey's.

Lexol- Quick Refreshes (2-3 times a month)
Leatherique- Drastic Replenishing of whole hide (1-2 times a year)
Doc Bailey- Moderate Replenishing of Color (1 time every 3 months)
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I too have Leatherique. I also have Lexol. I also have Doc Bailey's.

Lexol- Quick Refreshes (2-3 times a month)
Leatherique- Drastic Replenishing of whole hide (1-2 times a year)
Doc Bailey- Moderate Replenishing of Color (1 time every 3 months)
From what I understand, Lexol isn't the best choice for a modern BMW.

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The common Lexol cleaners and conditioners (brown and orange bottles) are not meant for the leather found in modern BMWs, or most other manufacturers for that matter. BMW leather is urethane protected semi-aniline leather, meaning it has a protective coating (think clear coat for leather) over the hide. This type of leather has a low absorbancy rate, so water-based cleaners and conditioners are required, whereas oil-based cleaners and conditioners (Lexol) won't be absorbed by the surface, as it's moisture resistant.

Lexol is oil based, and using oil-based products on urethane coated leather accelerates the breakdown of the urethane layer.
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