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What Is Proper Leather Care?

Leather surfaces are just like beautiful, delicate skin. Leather must be carefully cleansed before it can be properly conditioned. As leather ages, it loses essential protectants infused into the leather during the manufacturing process. That leaves the leather susceptible to dirt, oils, and UV damage. To keep leather looking and feeling its best, you must first clean it and then replace the lost moisture and protection.

The Two-Step Solution!

Auto Magic Leather and Vinyl Cleaner is a ph-balanced cleaner, free of petroleum solvents, silicone oils or gloss agents, penetrates deep into every pore. It should be applied with a foam or terry applicator pad, or a leather and vinyl brush.

Agitation, not scrubbing, is the key. This agitation opens pores and allows dirt and body oils to rise to the surface of the leather where it can be wiped away.

After a thorough cleansing, your leather is ready for step two: application of a quality conditioner, Auto Magic leather conditioner is a lanolin infused leather conditioner. This conditioner is calibrated to nourish and moisturize.

Engineered at a molecular level, this conditioner is designed to absorb deep into the fibers’ cells, allowing these fibers to retain their resilience, and thereby inhibit premature aging. Proper conditioning allows fibers to retain flexibility and softness.

WARNING! Often inexpensive brands of leather conditioners contain gloss agents and petroleum distillates, silicone or silicone oils, which cling to the surface and then are wiped onto clothing. They leave a greasy finish that can transfer to clothing. For the health of your leather, choose a water-based, pH-balanced leather conditioner.

Many popular conditioners, like Lexol Spray Leather Conditioner and the product recommended especially for the Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls lines, Connolly Hide Care Conditioner, are pH balanced, have stain repellants, and waterproofing agents to protect your beautiful interior from accidents.

With a little time and the right chemicals, your vehicle’s leather will remain soft, supple, and inviting for years to come!

Now it isn’t practical for the average person to purchase high-end car cleaning chemicals and equipment just to maintain their couple of vehicles.

An interior detail package from OCDetailing LLC will include cleaning and conditioning your leather, along with steam cleaning and extracting the carpet and fabric. We also clean and condition the other plastic surfaces in your vehicle so everything looks great and is protected for the winter months to come!

Call today to schedule your detail appointment today!

 

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