Looking after the leather

Cleaning and detailing your Macan.
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Hitman999
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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Hitman999 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:42 am

Thanks guys for the recommendations.
Current: Porsche Macan GTS Night Blue / Full GTS Interior
Porsche Code: PHKQYCK7

Sold: F80 M3 Black Sapphire/Sakhir Orange

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andreas
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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by andreas » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:40 pm

I've been using Dr Leather wipes every couple of weeks to get the blue jeans stains off my Pebble Grey seat. Works a treat.
Macan S collected 4 Dec 2017 - spec is http://www.porsche.com/microsite/porsch ... =/PJ7ZWC64


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Cheshire Cat » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm

At the risk of being hammered, modern leather is, as I am led to believe, sealed just like paint is. Therefore, you are cleaning the sealer and nothing else. The so called conditioner is just a waste of time and money. A wipe with a damp cloth or perhaps saddle soap will do the same job. Only saying what I've been told by a professional detailer.

If you wish to change the colour of your leather seats, they will have to rub off the sealer before they apply the leather paint.


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Guy
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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Guy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:29 pm

Cheshire Cat wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm
At the risk of being hammered, modern leather is, as I am led to believe, sealed just like paint is. Therefore, you are cleaning the sealer and nothing else. The so called conditioner is just a waste of time and money. A wipe with a damp cloth or perhaps saddle soap will do the same job. Only saying what I've been told by a professional detailer.

If you wish to change the colour of your leather seats, they will have to rub off the sealer before they apply the leather paint.
Interesting. I was just looking at the instructions for the Autoglym leather products that I purchased at the same time as my car (Sep 15) and have yet to use!

The Autoglym Leather Cleaner states: For use on automotive leather only, not suitable for unsealed leather, suede or highly porous surfaces.

And the Autoglym Leather Care Balm states: For use on automotive leather only, not suitable for unsealed leather, suede or highly porous surfaces.

Apparently you should clean the leather first and then apply the balm. Is there really any risk in following these instructions? I must admit that my garnet red leather is looking pretty good after three years, but it has been out in the UK sun for a few days this year and I wouldn't want it to fade/crack or whatever. Thoughts?


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Cheshire Cat » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:48 pm

The sealant on the leather also contains a UV protection product. Our G plan furniture also states to use only a damp cloth to clean the leather. The Macan handbook also recommends a soft damp cloth but to remove 'heavy soiling' , use a leather cleaning agent preferably the Porsche Tequipment product (shock).


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Semerka
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Looking after the leather

Post by Semerka » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:26 pm

It just smells so much nicer using the Liquid Leather. 😎
NOW: Turbo in Night Blue with Black Leather & Carbon interior
NOW: 718 Cayman GTS in GT Silver with Crayon GTS interior
GONE: S Diesel in Volcano Grey with Garnet Red seats
GONE: Cayman GTS (981) in Carmine Red


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by H's » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:32 pm

I always use Dr Leather wipes. They leave a matt finish with no shine.


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Gonzo0 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:01 pm

Head over to detailing world, there is a guy on there (name escapes me) but he runs Dr Leather and he has a PhD in leather technology (degrees for anything these days), he knows a thing or 2 about leather.

His advice: modern auto leather DOES NOT need to be conditioned, it is painted and sealed. Just a quick wipe now and again will be suffice.


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Col Lamb » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm

Be warned that some of the leather products do seem to generate an allergic reaction in some folks.

Autoglym leather care products do cause a reaction with myself and I end up with very red and sore eyes.

So my advice would be to test out your chosen product on a small area first.
Col
Macan Turbo, Met Blk, Spyders, Air, ACC, Pano, Garnet, SurCam, 14w, LEDs, PS+, Int Light Pack, Heated seats and Steering, SC, Privacy glass, PDK gear, SD mirrors, Spare Wheel plus a few other goodies.
Prior Macan SD similar spec to Turbo


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Re: Looking after the leather

Post by Kasfranks99 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 pm

As others have stated the leather has a vinyl coating in almost every car for the last 15+ years.

My detailer who has specialised in car leather for many years uses Gtechniq I2 Tri-Clean on any modern car.

I have used this for 2 years and is great for leather / plastic and almost any part of the interior including cleaning alcantara. Its PH neutral and kills bacteria at the same time 😉

Used on the Macan and numerous other make / model cars and leaves a natural clean finish.
GTS 😀


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