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Old 3rd September 2017, 10:33 AM
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I was about to order some Woolies, went on youtube to watch the instruction video and saw this. Needless to say I'll be trying this instead. Woolite, who would have thought?
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Old 3rd September 2017, 03:24 PM
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Is our leather coated with a plastic?
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Old 3rd September 2017, 05:43 PM
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I'm not sure if its plastic, but its definitely coated with something and not just dyed like old fashioned leather, or so I read. There was a whole thread about it somewhere arguing against a US leather product which claimed to soak into the leather and lift out the dirt. In the thread it was pointed out that this product won't work on most modern car leather as the product can't soak in through the coating. Instead what happened to some people who used it on German cars is it started to remove the coating. Those products are meant for traditional dyed leather into which they can soak.
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I used bought some leather cleaning wetwipe type things and they would remove thee colour from the 8 seats, but fine for the sofa.
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That is why I asked about the coating.
The video actually stated it would only work on 95% of car leathers.
I am thinking that being top of the range vehicles our leather might not be "plastic" coated.
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It's definitely coated, with what exactly I do not know but mostly it's some kind of vinyl or polyurethane. If the cleaner is removing colour from seats than it is most likely that somebody has used dye/colour restorer on them in the past and that is what's coming off, not the factory colour.
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