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#1 Seldomseen

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:51 PM

Has anyone ever used Zaino's leather conditioner? I've used Blue Magic and Lexol...and while both seem to work pretty well, I'm interested in trying Zaino's product. It always get's great reviews for how well it actually works, and how it smells like fine leather. I'm looking for a leather conditioner that works great on black leather.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:34 PM

alot of people liekd there wax years ago, I never really saw the appeal, especially over meguiars, generally thats also who I use for leather, in the jeep and audi I still do, but in the millenia I'm going to lexol
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:16 PM

why lexol?
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:55 PM

its a 2 part system, cleaner and condition, brings alot of chemical cleaners from other brands out of the leather, then softens and even reduces creases by replacing natural oils. a bit o nthe expensive side, so I only use it from the millenia, and maybe the audi when it comes time
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:07 PM

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:51 AM

How expensive?
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:14 AM

I've been using the Lexol leather conditioner for the past few years now...no complaints. But I heard the Zaino leather conditioner was works very, very well, and that it smells great too. It supposedley brings back the new leather smell.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:36 PM

then I would never use it.

lexol is a 2 part system, about 20 dollars each for the good stuff, the other version sold is stores in maybe 10-12 bucks each
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(///BHRpowered @ Jan 19 2008, 01:36 PM) View Post

then I would never use it.

lexol is a 2 part system, about 20 dollars each for the good stuff, the other version sold is stores in maybe 10-12 bucks each


Not that bad. I need a good conditioner now after 7 years of ohio weather..
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:49 PM

generally you should never do it in winter, doesn't really help.

whenever I do it I pick one of the hottest days of the year, let the inside cook a bit, then smear a bunch all over and work it in, then do NOT wipe off excess, let it sit in the sun with windows shut, allow the pours in the leather to open up and soak in the conditioner, then at night after its cooled wipe away the excess, much better results
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE(///BHRpowered @ Jan 19 2008, 06:49 PM) View Post

generally you should never do it in winter, doesn't really help.

whenever I do it I pick one of the hottest days of the year, let the inside cook a bit, then smear a bunch all over and work it in, then do NOT wipe off excess, let it sit in the sun with windows shut, allow the pours in the leather to open up and soak in the conditioner, then at night after its cooled wipe away the excess, much better results


Woow nice tips. This process definitely requires a good smell then..
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:40 PM

I await the next hot day here for further tests.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE(///BHRpowered @ Jan 19 2008, 07:49 PM) View Post

generally you should never do it in winter, doesn't really help.

whenever I do it I pick one of the hottest days of the year, let the inside cook a bit, then smear a bunch all over and work it in, then do NOT wipe off excess, let it sit in the sun with windows shut, allow the pours in the leather to open up and soak in the conditioner, then at night after its cooled wipe away the excess, much better results


The secret to conditioning leather seats in the winter if you don't have a heated garage is to first heat the seats up using a hairdryer before applying the leather conditioner.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:15 PM

seriously?
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:03 PM

you could just turn on the seat heaters and hte heat a bit, but I perfer not to do it in winter,mid fall at the latest, then first really hot day of spring.

In the cold the leather is more prone to cracking, but your ass will heat it up, its the summer sun it needs the most protection from
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

Tints are an important step there, and I also use a windscreen shade when it's parked outside.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:48 PM

I do too as the steering wheel gets damn hot to the touch
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:13 PM

tints may help, but the interior still gets hot as fuck, and even though the millenia has 20% tint, and higher quality tint, I won't be taking any chances
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:10 AM

QUOTE(///BHRpowered @ Jan 20 2008, 11:13 PM) View Post

tints may help, but the interior still gets hot as fuck, and even though the millenia has 20% tint, and higher quality tint, I won't be taking any chances



No matter what the tint is if you dont do the windshield, which is the most inclined glass in the car, inside will get hot. Even 100% tint all around will heat more than UV film in just windshield.. Why does xedos never get hot even under extreme sun? biggrin.gif
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I like my idea.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:57 AM

Millenia always got hotter then any other car I've owned, including those with black interiors
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
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1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
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