Cleaning of the leather seats is not simply wiping with a wet cloth and creaming!
The seams and folds of the seats have to be cleaned from accumulated dust and sand. All this can damage the coloured leather surface, threads and in case of big loads there might also be friction.
Manufacturers recommend cleaning the seams with a vacuum cleaner every week but not less than once per month. Very often dirt tends to stick hard in the seams and it is rather difficult to remove it with a vacuum cleaner. In this case it is the best to use a toothbrush and afterwards clean with a vacuum cleaner. Of course everything depends on how intensively the car is used.
For delicate but at the same time intensive cleaning of the leather use foam, since it does not create excessive moisture which is rather harmful for leather seats. Most probably you have seen seats with dragged out leather – this is an example of wrong cleaning methods. After cleaning the leather has to be wiped dry. Do not sit on the leather seat before water has fully vaporised.
Important! leather seats may only be moistened and never made wet with water!
The most important points of leather cleaning:
- In principle you should start with the safest care products to avoid possible leather damages caused by strong chemical agents. In case cleaning with a mild product does not give the desired results, take only a small quantity of stronger agent but certainly not the strongest one in the range.
- Before starting cleaning investigate which is the best product for removing the dirt when considering with the properties of the leather – is the surface of the leather with opened or closed pores (smooth). Has the dirt penetrated deep in the leather or are the spots only on the surface. May be these are just oil spots or simply any other dirt.
- Each cleaning agent should be first tried in the place of a leather item, which is not immediately visible. And even if you are convinced that that everything is fine, you should still start with cleaning a smaller area, which should thereafter be immediately dried with a hair drier set on a cold regime. In case spots will remain on the surface or the cleaning agent reacts unexpectedly with leather you should consult with an expert.
- In case the surface of the leather absorbs water, use only a small quantity of water to clean it. Apply the cleaning agent and water carefully evenly on the surface to avoid forming of stains and spots.