Dash and Leather Cleaner

Discussion in 'Knowledge Base Articles Discussion' started by jrod81, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. jrod81

    jrod81 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    156
    1
    Fayetteville, AR
    Hey Guys,
    I have a 06 w/ leather and just curious if anyone has had luck with one particular brand of leather lotion/cleaner? Also what do you guys use to clean the dash- just armorall?
     
  2. liverbomb88

    liverbomb88 Push the Button!

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    130
    16
    In a galaxy far far away...
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Leather cleaner: I use a moistened microfiber towel and wipe down the leather surfaces at least once a month. You can use a cleanser such as Lexol, Zaino Z9, diluted Woolite, etc, but I like plain water for regular maintenance.

    Leather conditioner: Zaino Z10 or Duragloss 221. Smells like leather and makes the car smell new.

    Dash cleaner: 303 Aerospace Protectant generally. I got a free bottle of Meguiars Natural Shine from Pep Boys recently, and I'm impressed. It makes the textured dash and door panels look really new.
     
  3. PriusLewis

    PriusLewis Management Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    1,002
    79
    Denver Metro
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    I have used the Lexol cleaner towelettes and conditioner towelettes. However, if you use them I suggest you check the instructions on their web site, which are different than the instructions on the container and much better.

    I have switched to ArmorAll leather towelettes - cleaner and conditioner in one, and much less sticky and messy than lexol. I use the ArmorAll vinyl cleaner towelettes on the plastic in the car (dash etc.) and their conditioner towelettes after (but not every time).
     
  4. Paradox

    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    17,755
    4,522
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    For new leather I use Griots Garage Leather Care Spray. It has mild cleaners to remove surface contaminants and it nourishes new leather at the same time:

    Leather Care Spray - Interior Detailing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

    For older leather or more heavily soiled leather you could use their leather care cream or leather rejuvenator:

    Leather Care - Interior Detailing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

    Leather Rejuvenator, 8 Ounces - Interior Detailing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

    I also like how their leather products bring back the smell of new leather to the car. Nice when you open the foor and first get in.


    To clean the dash and make it dark w/o becoming greasy I use their Vinyl and Rubber Dressing:

    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product...basic&keyword=vinyl&sortby=newArrivals&page=1

    Their interior cleaner works great on carpets, leather, even things in your home...

    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product...rd=interior+cleaner&sortby=newArrivals&page=1
     
  5. jhall

    jhall New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    71
    0
    Orange County, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Probably not as good as some of the others, but Turtle Wax Protectant works well for me (it's relatively inexpensive and it's easy to use one thing for both the leather and the dash). Turtle Wax - Super Protectant

    I just clean the seats, dash and console with a slightly damp cloth, then apply the protectant with a microfiber cloth.
     
  6. ETP

    ETP Ancient sloth foot

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    754
    47
    Crestview/North Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Ditto//

    Unless I find something better this is cheap and fast.
     
  7. andrewmoquin

    andrewmoquin New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    2
    0
    NY
    Model:
    N/A
    Lexol is the most trusted name in leather care. The Lexol family of leather care products is carefully formulated to maintain the beauty and durability of all types of fine leather. Regular use of Lexol products can prevent cracking and extend the longevity of leather.

    Lexol is preferred by equestrians for fine saddles and tack, detailing professionals and auto enthusiasts for fine automotive interiors and consumers for fine leather furniture. (How to use: equestrian, automotive, home.)

    Source: Lexol Leather Care Including Vinylex and Kozak Products
     
  8. ETP

    ETP Ancient sloth foot

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    754
    47
    Crestview/North Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Does it work on the horses skin?:lol: