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Leather Seats, cleaning jersey lettering?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by patzed, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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    i was wearing an old soccer jersey on my leather seats in the heat and it looks like some of the number on the back of my jersey got stuck to the seat. There are little pieces of silver lettering almost adhered to the seat. I was able to get some off by picking at it with my nails but can’t get anymore. Any ideas on how to clean it?
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    leather cleaner/conditioners should work their way in and lift that crap off
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:26 AM
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    Thanks. Any specific one that you recommend?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    nope
     
  5. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Lexol, been using it for years.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    Thanks, went ahead and ordered this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LGVZLP9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If that doesn't work, I'll look into that leather brush with this kit. Thanks for the quick replies
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    The center section isn't really leather, it's something called Softex. A traditional conditioner like Lexol won't work into the surface as intended, and instead will make a lovely dust and conditioner slurry on the surface that will actually cause wear. All you need to do is clean it with a quality cleaner. I've been using Mothers VLR lately, does a good job. Plenty of others out there.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    isn't the center section, it's the driver seat, essentially where your upper back would make contact with the seat leather
     
  10. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Totally misunderstood what you were saying, I tried using 303 aerospace protectant and that didn't do anything. how similar is that to the VLR you're mentioning?
     
  11. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    Are the entire 'leather' seats softex, or just portions?
     
  12. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Yeah, the center of the seats with the embossed pattern, it's made of Softtex, whatever that is. I've never used 303, but I think they make an all around formula, and one for leather and vinyl? I'd assume that one is similar to the Mothers VLR (Vinyl, Leather and Rubber). Not really sure though.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    The textured center portion is softex. The smooth sides and headrest are leather.
     
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    I know what it is , it is cheaper than leather .
     
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    You won't be disappointed. I am slightly biased as my very good friend is their marketing director.
     
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    Whatever you use, try softly scrubbing with one of those KIWI horsehair shoe buffing brushes.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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