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Old 08-28-11, 05:07 PM   #16
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Had the same light color in my 2005 RX and I have in my 2011 450h it only takes 15min once a month to keep it looking new. Had 77k on my 05 and never got that crack people talk about and hope not to get it in the new car.
What did you do? Which product did you use? Thanks.
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Old 08-28-11, 06:33 PM   #17
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Both of those links are very good. Even having been in the car business as long as I was I couldn't explain it as well as the links did.

Our semi-aniline isn't the top rated but much better than the standard stuff you'll find most car companies using.

I have the light beige semi-aniline with almost 28000 miles. I keep it parked in the garage with the windows always up and for maintenance just give a casual glance when I'm washing it to see if something needs to be cleaned. It still smells new inside and looks it too. And I wear jeans or shorts 95% of the time I'm in it. No wear at all.

I do need to clean my seat belt tho, I noticed just the other day some dirty looking area around the buckle where my hand catches it. But that's probably from a couple of thousand grabs at least with a sweaty hand.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:35 AM   #18
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just look at all of this and see what product will work for you here on the Gulf coast I can use Lexol cleaner/ conditioner. But start from the last page and work you way back to the front. I am sure you can find somthing that works were you are and lots of Lexus owners are using it.
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Old 08-29-11, 09:18 AM   #19
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Yes, wrinkles at drivers side more. How can glide it?
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I have a 2014 GX with the simi-aniline and a 2010 RX with regular leather.
The reg leather wrinkles almost immediately but the aniline is soft and smooth after several months.
Well worth the upgrade.
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