Originally Posted by swamp2
Yes, the leather looks way too shiny after these treatments and nowhere close to OEM. Now granted improvements are marked but it does not get the look many desire.
That's basically a false dilemma. A much better analogy might be magic eraser vs. a gentle pad on an orbital with a super fine polish. Both are technically abrasive. If both are used infrequently there is probably nothing wrong with either.
It's not very often I have to say this so bluntly:
You obviously don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Not only are you an expert on what 1983 Ferrari leather is supposed to look like in setting sunlight, you still argue that a Magic Eraser is perfectly fine to use for maintaining leather? A Magic Eraser on leather is like an ultra fine polish step applied by machine?
More pics of the same leather shown on page two, but of a different angle in different lighting conditions, showing the difference made in removing years of build-up:
Members of Bimmerpost - you're going to have to decide for yourself. I can help lead you to water, but I can't make you drink. Choose to follow the advice of Swamp2 if you'd like; no pictures, no proof, no leather care industry backing in his methods. You can also can choose to follow my advice: non edited photo proof, backed by leather care specialists as a proper way to keep your leather in outstanding shape over years. The decision is yours: Mr Clean versus Leather Master / LTT leather Care / Leatherique.