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      05-16-2021, 03:30 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Ajolives View Post
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I use Leather Master Soft Cleaner and that's it.
That's it right there. I like how the textured leather (pleather?) is just as matte as the actual leather. I'm guessing you used it on everything?
Yep. This is the system which works for me.

On steering wheel:
•Leather Master Soft Cleaner

On all other leather:
•Leather Master Soft Cleaner
•Leather Master Leather Protection Cream
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      05-17-2021, 09:34 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Ajolives View Post
First off, I've been reading around (plenty of posts already) and I'm thinking a weekly or biweekly wash with warm, soapy water and is in order.

There's a bunch of suggestions but I guess I'd just like to know if someone out there has kept the leather almost new over the years and would like to share how they did it.

Where I fall on my face is what protectant/cleaner to use, or if it's even recommended. I've used leatherique on my seats a couple times and it worked well, although the seats are not in the best condition and it did take some dye off.

I bought a F10 shift knob two years ago and it's kinda shiny already so either I wasn't washing it enough or using the wrong products or both.

This was a little longer than I anticipated, but appreciate any feedback, thanks!

Don't touch it? Seriously. The constant friction from your hands, coupled with any surface grime on them will effectively "polish" the leather over time. This is why the driver's seat tends to get shiny too: your pants are polishing the leather any time you shift in the seat (or get in/out).

Only thing you can do is just clean it periodically with a mild leather cleaner and make sure your hands aren't filthy.
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