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hrm, i'll try the swissvax. they have good stuff.
Does anybody here use the Acura recommended method of mild soap (I used glycerine soap) and water followed by a through wipe down and drying with microfiber cloth? If so, do you use a leather conditioner or a sealant afterwards ? I feel like I should use one, but I read online that a conditioner is not necessary for coated leather seats.

My car is new and I dont plan on doing this for the whole car. It is just for the hand rest, which has been getting a little sticky.

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Does anybody here use the Acura recommended method of mild soap (I used glycerine soap) and water followed by a through wipe down and drying with microfiber cloth? If so, do you use a leather conditioner or a sealant afterwards ? I feel like I should use one, but I read online that a conditioner is not necessary for coated leather seats.

My car is new and I dont plan on doing this for the whole car. It is just for the hand rest, which has been getting a little sticky.

Thanks
J
I've been using this method only because in previous vehicles I found any product to be greasy. I haven't noticed any issues...although the car is only a year or so old.
 

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I've been using this method only because in previous vehicles I found any product to be greasy. I haven't noticed any issues...although the car is only a year or so old.
Thanks Andre! Do you use a leather conditioner afterwards ?

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There are a lot of different products but in general you want to find a gentle, PH-balanced cleaner and a conditioner that protects but doesn't leave a greasy residue. Personally, I use Sonus Cleaner and Sonus Conditioner. The cleaner gently dissolves anything I've thrown at it and the conditioner smells good and doesn't leave any residue. I use it on my car and my leather couches from Pottery Barn and I couldn't be happier with how gentle/protective it is.

General tips: the things that will damage leather the most are acids (coffee, soda) or oils like the ones on your skin--and especially some of the ingredients in sunscreen. It's OK to clean and condition every 6 months to achieve "perfect" leather but make sure you clean up fresh spills and spot-treat areas with greater use (ex: if you always rest your elbow in one spot, give it at least a gentle cleaning every month).
 

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As @Flexin5 has said, I find a lot of the leather products to be greasy. Are there some less greasy than others?


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Sonus Leather Conditioner gives you a protective layer that isn't greasy. Modern leather has a semi-permanent protective layer on top so any "penetrating" cleaner is just going to sit on the surface and end up on your clothes. What's good for shoes or a handbag isn't necessarily good for a modern car's interior.
 
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