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Old 12-18-2010, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cleaning the leather?

I just picked up my g35 and, being extremely impatient and wanting to get out of there as fast as possible, didn't let them detail it. I don't mind doing it myself, but my back seats have almost a black film (previous owner was a smoker, and they smoked in it for 7 years). what's the best leather cleaner for this?
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel for you on that.

What color is your interior? I guess it's not black.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dang! That sucks. You'll be hard pressed completely remove 7 years of smoke from the interior without replacing all of the porous surfaces, IMO.

However, I think your best bet for the leather (aside from replacement) is going with a couple of rounds of the Leatherique treatment. Check out this how-to article at Ask-a-Pro -- Leatherique Leather Care How-To.

That article tells you everything you need for the Leatherique process. IMO, it's the best leather stuff out there, but I've never used it on a smokey car. Though, it's definitely worth a shot because it's much, much cheaper than replacing your seats.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I have the tan interior. I was debating redoing the seats but that's not what Ima do right off the bat with putting money into the car. I'm not expecting to get every bit of settled smoke/ash out of the pours of the seats but it could definitely look better. the guy in the detailing center said he'd have it ready in 30 min but like I said, I was ready to find out what a g35 had.
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well you can use an all surface cleaner first to remove as much of it first then you should use a leather cleaner and conditioner. i personally use
SMART CLEANER - Odorless, colorless, invisible smart all surface cleaner - (16oz)

i've used the mayority of there products and they work just fine.
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