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      03-04-2019, 04:01 PM   #1
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Leather Steering Wheel/Dash & Perforated Seats

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New 5.0 owner that I picked up a few weeks ago and have been lurking a bit while tracking. Anyone have any good suggestions on the following:

- Best product and frequency to keep leather steering wheel feeling like new, at least as much as possible?
- Same can be said for leather dash/door panels. Something different here due to sun exposure?
- Lastly, my last Q8 had perforated seats that ended up looking pretty dirty by the time I turned in, as the holes looked dirty/clogged. Any tricks of the trade in cleaning this?

Thanks in advance!
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
Thanks! Does that product keep the matte leather look the same and not shiny?
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
Thanks! Does that product keep the matte leather look the same and not shiny?
yes, I always wipe the excess off with a microfiber cloth afterwards too. It leaves a non-greasy matte finish
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I heard that leather products don't really work on automotive upholstery because they're coated in something like vinyl. Unless that coat has been removed, I'm not sure how these leather conditioners are working.

Can anyone explain this?
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
+1 on Griots, and they have a spray-on "refresher" that works between full leather treatment to extend the treatment. Have run the gamut from Zaino to BMW's, Lexus' and Audi's OEM products, and haven't found anything better.
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
+1 on Griots, and they have a spray-on "refresher" that works between full leather treatment to extend the treatment. Have run the gamut from Zaino to BMW's, Lexus' and Audi's OEM products, and haven't found anything better.
I switched to Sonax Leather condition, it's way better per a referral from Mystro
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I live in Texas and have no issue keeping my perforated seats clean. I use Griots Leather conditioner weekly alongside some other leather conditioners depending on how I feel. A good vacuum can keep the holes clear of dirt.
+1 on Griots, and they have a spray-on "refresher" that works between full leather treatment to extend the treatment. Have run the gamut from Zaino to BMW's, Lexus' and Audi's OEM products, and haven't found anything better.
I switched to Sonax Leather condition, it's way better per a referral from Mystro
is it available on Amazon? maybe a link ?
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is it available on Amazon? maybe a link ?
Looks like yes:

https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/2...web_2530472011

Will give it a try; have used their GummiPfleger Rubber Protectant and it is excellent....
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is it available on Amazon? maybe a link ?
Looks like yes:

https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/2...web_2530472011

Will give it a try; have used their GummiPfleger Rubber Protectant and it is excellent....
your link is for wheel and tire cleaner :-)
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your link is for wheel and tire cleaner :-)
Comes up as the generic Sonax Home Page on Amazon on my system. Wheel Cleaner is one of the graphics, but it has links to everything else they sell....
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