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Leather vs vinyl in upholstery question

 
Old 03-15-18, 09:11 AM
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Hello all. New to the group here. On my '07 ES350 interior (the very light beige color) it appears that not all parts of the upholstery are leather; it appears that the seat sides & backs, and some of the door panel construction are vinyl. I base this on the slight difference in color, texture and thumbnail drag. So as I am doing a thorough interior detailing, I need to know where to use a leather conditioner and where to use a vinyl conditioner. Does anyone have knowledge or a reference on what sections are leather vs vinyl? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-18, 09:14 AM
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A good rule of thumb is only seating surfaces are leather, and the rest is vinyl. Many of the cleaners/conditioners can safely be used on both surfaces.
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I am planning on using Lexol leather conditioner on the leather parts and Mequires Natural Shine Protectant for vinyl, rubber, and plastic on the vinyl parts. But I want to be sure to get the right product on the right material as I don't think they are good to cross apply, especially the vinyl protectant would not be good on leather!
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That makes sense since you'll be using a protectant on the vinyl and rubber. Good luck with your project.
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