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      01-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #23
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I would not use an Magic Eraser on the leather. That stuff is abrasive and will scratch the crap out of the exterior paint let alone something soft and delicate like leather.
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The best is.....Leatherique...here is my proof !!!
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      01-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #25
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I have used the Magic Eraser on my 911 turbo's steering wheel to get some nasty shininess off of it. Initially it worked great, the steering wheel came back to a nice matte finish, and looked good.

Fast forward a few months and I noticed that the areas I'd cleaned were getting shiny again. I broke out the magic eraser, went to town and it came back, but not as well as the first time, and I noticed significant discoloration of the Magic Eraser pad.

Ruh roh.

And, within a couple of weeks, the wheel was shiny again, especially in the heavily shiny spots before that I'd worked on hard. I talked to a few people, (leather master, leatherique, etc) and determined that yes, I'd damaged the top coat and the exposed leather was not standing up to oil from my palms and sweat at all. I have leather master and leatherique, and I tried both, but they are not designed to repair the top coat. (actually turns out both have products that can do that, but they are not part of their normal consumer line)

It didn't take much. I would definitely not use a magic eraser again.

I spent about $100 on various products and the steering wheel looks great again, but it took a LOT of work to get it there. Roger Koh at the Leather Doctor has a really good set of products and knowledge, and those are the ones I ended up using to really fix it.

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...g-wheel-3.html
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I have used the Magic Eraser on my 911 turbo's steering wheel to get some nasty shininess off of it. Initially it worked great, the steering wheel came back to a nice matte finish, and looked good.

Fast forward a few months and I noticed that the areas I'd cleaned were getting shiny again. I broke out the magic eraser, went to town and it came back, but not as well as the first time, and I noticed significant discoloration of the Magic Eraser pad.

Ruh roh.

And, within a couple of weeks, the wheel was shiny again, especially in the heavily shiny spots before that I'd worked on hard. I talked to a few people, (leather master, leatherique, etc) and determined that yes, I'd damaged the top coat and the exposed leather was not standing up to oil from my palms and sweat at all. I have leather master and leatherique, and I tried both, but they are not designed to repair the top coat. (actually turns out both have products that can do that, but they are not part of their normal consumer line)

It didn't take much. I would definitely not use a magic eraser again.

I spent about $100 on various products and the steering wheel looks great again, but it took a LOT of work to get it there. Roger Koh at the Leather Doctor has a really good set of products and knowledge, and those are the ones I ended up using to really fix it.

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...g-wheel-3.html
I think I am going to have to do the same....think the top coat on the top half of my steering wheel is pretty much gone...as after I cleaned it thoroughly, it is getting sticky/shiny again very quickly.
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Scrub brush. Quality leather cleaner. Elbow grease. Patience.
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      01-31-2013, 07:10 AM   #28
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One of the best methods, without the risk of scrubbing, is to slather a bunch of leatherique on the wheel, cover it in a plastic bag and let it sit in the warm sun for a few hours. Clean the residue off with pristine clean. Results are amazing and the softness, not only the matte finish, is restored as well as protected. I know it has a higher cost than some products, but you can get the set on amazon in the 16oz size, which is enough for the entire interior, not just the wheel.
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Leatherique is definitely the best product to use.

DO NOT use the Magic Eraser on your leather!
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Leatherique is definitely the best product to use.

DO NOT use the Magic Eraser on your leather!
Tech.....100 % agreed !
Last summer i treated my black Novillo leather with Leatherique...and today my leather still looks like new...amazing stuff
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