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Old 04-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Everything you値l ever want to know about automotive leather upholstery care;

but were too afraid to ask.

Automobile model ranges use different materials for their vehicles interiors; leather upholstery like Aniline Immersion Dyed, Aniline Micro Pigmented, (Urethane) Finished, Artificial leather such as MB-Tex and unfinished materials like Synthetics and Alcantara, and sometimes combinations of products (Alcantara seat inserts on leather seating) as well as various grades of leather hide, full-grain, top-grain and split 鉾rain (which is protected with urethane) all of which require different products and applications methods

Detailing takes skill, an investment in equipment as well as constantly updating your knowledge base. These informational resources contain everything you値l ever want to know about automotive leather upholstery but were too afraid to ask.


How important is the correct identification of finished lather?

Automobile model ranges use different materials for their vehicles interiors; leather upholstery like Aniline Immersion Dyed, Aniline Micro Pigmented, (Urethane) Finished, Artificial leather such as MB-Tex and unfinished materials like Synthetics and Alcantara, and sometimes combinations of products (Alcantara seat inserts on leather seating) as well as various grades of leather hide, full-grain, top-grain and split 鉾rain (which is protected with urethane) all of which require different products and applications methods

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a reference guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning (IICRC S300) it痴 a five day leather training course, which devotes two days of the course to the correct identification of leather finishes

Once you致e correctly identified the leather and / or the applied finish applicable to your vehicle's upholstery, it痴 easier to select suitable products / methods (one size fits all is just a vendor's marketing myth) Different types of leather require specific cleaning and care and therefore require a slightly different process. Check your 'leather type' before attempting to clean or apply any products to its surface.


TOGWTョ Autopia Detailing Wiki 鏑eather Upholstery Type Surface Identification - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...fication.html#


TOGWTョ Autopia Detailing Wiki 鏑eather Articles Hyperlinks -http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...yperlinks.html


If you have any questions about automotive leather, its care or renovation techniques, please let me know or feel free to send me an email

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