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Old 05-23-17, 04:45 PM
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I've been using the Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer for the past year and since my last remaining bit is running out, was thinking of trying something new since they are all roughly the same price where I'm at $12-15 for 17oz. I have Nuluxe interior.

Anyone have opinions on the following - Lexol Vinylex vs NextZett Cockpit Premium vs 303 Protectant. I know 303 is a popular item but I heard there's a shine to it.
You would be just fine by wiping down your seats with QID as a weekly maintenance. I'd do a deep cleaning every 3-4 months, depending on how soiled the seats get, with something like Leather Masters Leather Cleaner.
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1. I'd clean at least every week or two. This need not be a major cleaning but just a vacuum and wipe with a damp towel. I'd deep clean every 3-6 months depending on the level of soiling.

2. If you have the real leather option, then a wipe-down every week or two with a damp towel should keep the leather properly hydrated. If you have NuLuxe (faux) leather, no hydration is needed as it cannot be absorbed.

Regardless of what type of leather you have, real or faux, I'd suggest using a water-based fluorocarbon protectant to prevent dye transfer from permanently staining the leather.

Congrats on the new ride.
is this the recommended approach for the Semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior on my new 17rx ?? have had the car 3 weeks now. looking to get a decent program going.
also is the Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer a good once over product, for the rest of the interior, or are other products recommended ?? say for doors, dash, center console, things like that.

thanks so very much for the time
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Originally Posted by JSracer View Post
is this the recommended approach for the Semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior on my new 17rx ?? have had the car 3 weeks now. looking to get a decent program going.
also is the Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer a good once over product, for the rest of the interior, or are other products recommended ?? say for doors, dash, center console, things like that.

thanks so very much for the time
Joel
I recommend this approach and have used it personally and professionally for decades. If you keep your leather clean, hydrated and protected it will look good for a very long time. Meg's QID is fine for virtually all the interior. It works on leather, vinyl and even NAV displays. It does contain UV protection as well.
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This may have been covered already, but has anyone used
Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
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I've read a lot of reviews online and almost all say great things about it, but wanted to check in here on it.
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So specific to semi aniline leather, are there considerations or things to avoid that may not affect leather treated differently?
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Not really. The semi aniline leather is much better, responds to cleaning way better too.
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Dan, Thanks for the great info.
I am a car detailer (hobbyist) and have some experience and knowledge behind me. My problem is as follows: my '08 GS350 has Cashmere leather with ventilated seats. The seats have a dirty pigment and I cannot get them clean using recommend mild agents.
I am tempted to use something stronger (Wesley's Bleach White :-O) but I know how caustic and abrasive it is and worry it may do irreversible harm to the leather. I am a perfectionist (aren't ALL Lexus owners???) and want the seats to look "as new" without the dirty, embedded dirt pigment. How do I get them back to looking new? Second concern is how to prevent water/cleaner from getting into the seat pores? Thank-you in advance.
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Do NOT use Wesley's Bleach White. Sheesh, that will destroy the seats.

Have you tried Leatherique?
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Do NOT use Wesley's Bleach White. Sheesh, that will destroy the seats.

Have you tried Leatherique?
Never heard of it...is it stronger than Woolite? I will research and check it out..
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Much better product than Woolite, do some searching and follow the procedure with it.

Woolite is extremely mild.
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Like I said before, You the man!! Thanks for clearing that up for me...
Really appreciate this. My 2006 gx is in like new condition and I want to keep it that way.
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What is a good product that is a water-based fluorocarbon protectant?
Also, does the 2012 LS460 have semi aniline leather?
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Woolite 10:1 works great - only very light swipe and done. My '06 gx has only 49k miles so only the drivers seat needed cleaning. Live in the desert so dust comes in when I open the door.
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What is a good product that is a water-based fluorocarbon protectant?
Also, does the 2012 LS460 have semi aniline leather?
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The 2012 LS460 came with and without semi-aniline leather depending on the package. Do you have a suede headliner? Stitching on the lower door panels? If so you have the semi-aniline leather.

I have been using this product for leather and it works very well, Sonax Leather Foam:

https://www.amazon.com/Sonax-289300-755-Leather-Foam-13-02/dp/B003USYN6Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517166045&sr=8-1&keywords=sonax+leather+foam https://www.amazon.com/Sonax-289300-755-Leather-Foam-13-02/dp/B003USYN6Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517166045&sr=8-1&keywords=sonax+leather+foam
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Originally Posted by crankin View Post
What is a good product that is a water-based fluorocarbon protectant?
Also, does the 2012 LS460 have semi aniline leather?
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Leather Masters Protection Cream is a water-based fluorocarbon protectant.
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