A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > General Motoring > Spotless

Spotless For all your cleaning discussions....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3rd September 2017, 11:33 AM
Goran's Avatar
Goran Goran is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,995
Default cheap leather cleaner

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?
Just change one letter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHL9zyIizzA
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 3rd September 2017, 04:24 PM
tc4332 tc4332 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,683
Default

Is our leather coated with a plastic?
__________________
Ray at Wigan Pier
2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



In progress, Rear Seat Entertainment.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 3rd September 2017, 06:43 PM
Goran's Avatar
Goran Goran is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,995
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4th September 2017, 04:44 PM
Dezzy's Avatar
Dezzy Dezzy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: N. Devon
Posts: 2,627
Default

I used bought some leather cleaning wetwipe type things and they would remove thee colour from the 8 seats, but fine for the sofa.
__________________
1996 A8 4.2 QS. Bose, Solar roof, um...um... rally sport towbar. Now gone to a new home as the Traders 8.

Bright yellow bus o love.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4th September 2017, 07:22 PM
tc4332 tc4332 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,683
Default

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.
__________________
Ray at Wigan Pier
2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



In progress, Rear Seat Entertainment.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th September 2017, 06:29 AM
ainarssems ainarssems is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rushden, Northants
Posts: 3,094
Default

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.
__________________

1997 S8 was Cat B write-off in 2007 but still going strong
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.