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Leather conditioning

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacofan13, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Jun 2, 2015 at 2:38 PM
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    tacofan13

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    Hey guys and gals. For those of you with leather installed in your tacos I am wondering how often you should condition the leather. I have Katzkins specifically and would like to know your thoughts on it.
     
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    I do it every month or so, might be more than necessary. Actually just got some meguiars stuff this week, switching from crappy armor all wipes
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    Modern leathers do not require a leather conditioner. All of them have what is essentially a "clear coat" of plastic over them (if they are even real leather, most are actually a synthetic leather, even in high end cars). When you use conditioners on them, all you're doing is covering them with a layer of liquid that will attract dust and dirt. Wipe them down with a warm damp rag and then use something like Aerospace 303 to protect it.
     
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    The Katzkin site says do not use any type of leather conditioner. Just wipe with warm water and if needed, a mild soap to clean. They are permanently conditioned during manufacturing. I was told by Katzkin using a conditioning product would void the warranty and could discolor the leather. They recently however, approved the Mothers Cream. The info is on their site
     
  7. Jun 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM
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    Thanks posters. I guess I will follow the Katzkin guidelines.
     

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