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      06-22-2015, 04:11 PM   #155
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So what's the verdict on coated leather? I bought the Leatherique oil and cleaner, but haven't had time to use it yet.
Also, i hear there is a special coating on e93 leather due to more direct exposure to sun when the top is down.
I just don't want to ruin any of the leather or degrade the existing coating that's already there.
Personal I think it's no problem , because all kinds of leather and so also the E93 Novillo leather needs maintenance .
Out of all leather maintenance products Leatherique is the most natural product .
And if you don't like to take any risk ...Just try it on a small spot on your leather out of view .
Let me know..
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I need to order this stuff
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Well got some cant wait to tackle this project.
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Well got some cant wait to tackle this project.
Please let me know .
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      08-23-2016, 02:24 AM   #159
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Resurrecting this thread to pose a question to you guys who have done this!

Have any of you gentlemen used the rejuvenator oil/process while leaving alcantara upholstery or pieces in the car exposed? Does it clog it up or make the alcantara sticky/gunky after you let the rejuvenator oil do its thing on the leather for a day or two in the sun?

To clarify; I'm aware that this isn't for use on Alcantara, I was just wondering if it was safe to use it while leaving alcantara pieces exposed in the car since the residue and film gets everywhere by the end of the process. Debating on whether I should seran wrap my OEM performance steering wheel when I do this next week.

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Resurrecting this thread to pose a question to you guys who have done this!

Have any of you gentlemen used the rejuvenator oil/process while leaving alcantara upholstery or pieces in the car exposed? Does it clog it up or make the alcantara sticky/gunky after you let the rejuvenator oil do its thing on the leather for a day or two in the sun?

To clarify; I'm aware that this isn't for use on Alcantara, I was just wondering if it was safe to use it while leaving alcantara pieces exposed in the car since the residue and film gets everywhere by the end of the process. Debating on whether I should seran wrap my OEM performance steering wheel when I do this next week.

Thanks much!
Just wrap your steering wheel, kinda playing safe ..
Pull a plastic bag over it , and you can start with the treatment .
Let me know how it was with Leatherique ...
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      08-24-2016, 10:28 PM   #161
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Yeah, was thinking the same. Any other parts you recommend be wrapped up or covered? I was thinking about taping off all the speakers too.

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Yeah, was thinking the same. Any other parts you recommend be wrapped up or covered? I was thinking about taping off all the speakers too.
No ,I did the treatment 5 x over the years and I never had a problem with the speakers .
You can touch also plastics parts with the Rejuvenator oil , that's no problem .
No worries...You will be fine and happy with the result
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Awesome, thanks! I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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Bumping this, as once again Philippe is invaluable to the upkeep of my M3's and others should find it useful as well. Thanks Phil.
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A caution for folks with the PS interior. In my experience, Leatherique darkened the leather (about a .5 shade) and dulled the silvery threading.

It's noticeable to me because I carelessly treated a brand-new arm-rest and it is clearly darker than the seats (that I subsequently did not treat) now.

BL, Leatherique is amazing, but I would exercise caution on lighter leathers if you're super-picky about the coloring.
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A caution for folks with the PS interior. In my experience, Leatherique darkened the leather (about a .5 shade) and dulled the silvery threading.

It's noticeable to me because I carelessly treated a brand-new arm-rest and it is clearly darker than the seats (that I subsequently did not treat) now.

BL, Leatherique is amazing, but I would exercise caution on lighter leathers if you're super-picky about the coloring.
That's normal , because Leatherique makes our Novillo leather matte again .
Just like it came from the factory . And matte is actually always darker .
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That's normal , because Leatherique makes our Novillo leather matte again .
Just like it came from the factory . And matte is actually always darker .
Normally I would agree with you, but not in this case.

The pieces I treated were brand new and OEM. If the leather had been weathered and shiny from oils this would be relevant. They were already matte, unblemished and perfect.

Leatherique darkened the color (very slightly) and dulled the threading. Kinda pissed me off actually.

I still love it and use it on all our vehicles, but I am way more careful now when treating my PS interior not to get the rejuvinator on the threading.
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Normally I would agree with you, but not in this case.

The pieces I treated were brand new and OEM. If the leather had been weathered and shiny from oils this would be relevant. They were already matte, unblemished and perfect.

Leatherique darkened the color (very slightly) and dulled the threading. Kinda pissed me off actually.

I still love it and use it on all our vehicles, but I am way more careful now when treating my PS interior not to get the rejuvinator on the threading.
OK . Roger that...
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I treated my black Novillo leather mid june with.....
Thanks for all the helpful info on this thread!

I bought a Leatherique kit like 2 or 3 years ago but never got a chance to use it before selling that car and buying a car with cloth. I'm finally getting leather (Black Novillo) again - do you think the Leatherique kit is still okay to use? It's been sitting in my closet so it hasn't gotten too warm/cold during that time. Thanks!
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Thanks for all the helpful info on this thread!

I bought a Leatherique kit like 2 or 3 years ago but never got a chance to use it before selling that car and buying a car with cloth. I'm finally getting leather (Black Novillo) again - do you think the Leatherique kit is still okay to use? It's been sitting in my closet so it hasn't gotten too warm/cold during that time. Thanks!
It's fine. Shake it before using.
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Thanks for all the helpful info on this thread!

I bought a Leatherique kit like 2 or 3 years ago but never got a chance to use it before selling that car and buying a car with cloth. I'm finally getting leather (Black Novillo) again - do you think the Leatherique kit is still okay to use? It's been sitting in my closet so it hasn't gotten too warm/cold during that time. Thanks!
Shake before using . You're fine
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      07-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #172
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I almost purchased Leatherique, but then ran up on this article. It basically states that it is a waste of money since the "pores" will never open because it is not real leather. Any thoughts on that?

https://www.best-auto-detailing-tips...nditioner.html
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I almost purchased Leatherique, but then ran up on this article. It basically states that it is a waste of money since the "pores" will never open because it is not real leather. Any thoughts on that?

https://www.best-auto-detailing-tips...nditioner.html
You know what they say, ďan option is like an a$$ hole. Everyone has one.Ē

Leather still benefits from cleaning and conditioning. The Leatherique line is great, but my new favorite is Swissvax. The leather milk is fantastic along with the cleaner itís more expensive but less work than Leatherique.
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You know what they say, ďan option is like an a$$ hole. Everyone has one.Ē

Leather still benefits from cleaning and conditioning. The Leatherique line is great, but my new favorite is Swissvax. The leather milk is fantastic along with the cleaner itís more expensive but less work than Leatherique.
Makes sense, but I'm just curious if its overkill and it actually doesnt do much more than a cheaper premium cleaner/conditioner?
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I almost purchased Leatherique, but then ran up on this article. It basically states that it is a waste of money since the "pores" will never open because it is not real leather. Any thoughts on that?

https://www.best-auto-detailing-tips...nditioner.html
Pretty much spot on. Modern typical production car leathers like in BMWs are top coated once dyed. You can't get anything to "soak" into the leather unless the top coat is worn off; except if the top coat is violated, you do not want any oil product to soak into the leather since it's a b**** to later prep the leather for redying and top coating. I have a close friend that runs a business restoring leather on high end cars who has told me about cars that have come to him where the owner was using Leatherique to try to revive top coat violated seats...not a nice thing to have to deal with.

I long ago had this discussion with one of the top detailers in the country, and he pointed me toward Leather Masters cleaner and Protection Cream. It uses no oils which are pointless on our leather. The PC does a great job at laying down a nice smooth matte finish that helps protect the top coat from dirt and wear.
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Who to believe. Excellent DIY from a guy with a lot of years in the business. I showed this video to my detailer and asked him to do it for me. The owner wouldn't allow him to because it's not a product/service they offer to have it sitting on a car for 24 hours.

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