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      01-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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Leather creases/cracks

My car only has 3700 miles and it's already getting some cracks on the seat bottoms and creases in the side bolsters. Does Leatherique really help with these or should I just learn to accept it?
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      01-18-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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just take it to a good carwash and have them use leather conditioner
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      01-18-2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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I don't know that I would trust or pay for a car wash place to handle leather conditioning. One of the best in my experience for routine treatment is BMW's own leather conditioner available at your dealer. It won't handle restoration like Leatherique but it is a great, natural-looking treatment.
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      01-19-2009, 04:18 AM   #4
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I don't know that I would trust or pay for a car wash place to handle leather conditioning. One of the best in my experience for routine treatment is BMW's own leather conditioner available at your dealer. It won't handle restoration like Leatherique but it is a great, natural-looking treatment.
I also use the bmw leather cleaner. It's a very subtle conditioner and does not leave any shine or residue.
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I don't have any creases or cracks in my leather yet, but there are only 1700 miles on the car right now and I weigh 145 lbs. How much do you weigh? I did use some Chemical Guys leather cleaner/conditioner (the light blue stuff) on all the leather. The results were pretty good. Not Armor All shiny, a little darker than it originally was, and dry to the touch. Only thing I didn't like was the initial chemical smell of it which will go away after a few days. It claims it smells like new leather, but I didn't think so.
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      01-19-2009, 06:25 PM   #6
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I also use the bmw leather cleaner. It's a very subtle conditioner and does not leave any shine or residue.
me too. i dont know if it's really helping or not, since the leather just seems too soft and plasticky (i actually liked the thick firm mercedes leather in the late 80's/early 90's). overall i dont think there's *too* much that can be done to make the leather look nice considering how quickly mine has worn in only 3k miles. the bmw cleaner does kind of stink pretty bad tho too.
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      01-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #7
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Try some leather conditioner and see if it'll work.
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      01-23-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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Conditioner and cleaner won't fix it, but it will help from it getting worse. I use Zaino Z9 and Z10. Smells good too.
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      01-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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Bump for Zaino... used it in previous cars and works really well. Hopefully it will be a good preventative product for the M.

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Conditioner and cleaner won't fix it, but it will help from it getting worse. I use Zaino Z9 and Z10. Smells good too.
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      01-31-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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+1 on Z9 and Z10. Cracking should not be occurring at such low mileage, hence you should use conditioner soon to prevent it from happening more. Creasing is inevitable, depending on how you sit.
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