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I used Lexol leather conditioner on every leather part of my Roadster. It worked great and really brought out the color of the leather. It was only $9 and is highly recommended
I suggest doing the front defrost vent because the leather cracks and shrinks because the sun is always hitting it.
 

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I am using Hide Food. It is recommended by Lamborghini and works well. I was told that up on the top of the dash where the sun comes in you should use something with UV protection. I was given the name of the product but cannot remember it at this moment. Do not use any product with Silicone. I have used Lexol and found it gave good results also.
 

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Hi Tom
Thanks for the info. Make sure you get in the defrost vent because that’s where the leather starts to shrink first.
 

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sk90077 said:
I used Lexol leather conditioner on every leather part of my Roadster. It worked great and really brought out the color of the leather. It was only $9 and is highly recommended
I suggest doing the front defrost vent because the leather cracks and shrinks because the sun is always hitting it.
Were have you gotten it from the leather cleaner
 

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Good advise. Our cars dont need too much on the cleaner side becasue they stay pretty clean
 

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What about swissol, anybody try that?
I have it at $30 but it seems to dry out leather. I think its over priced and the Lexol seems to work much better and Lexol is recommended by someone in the leather industry
 

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I've used several. What works best depends on the type of leather you have. For older surface-dyed leather, Leatherique seems best. Ferrari used surface dyed leather through the early 90s, and it's basically a spray-on color that attaches to the surface of the leather like spray paint. It looks nice but cracks easily and tends to help leather dry out because it can't breathe through it. Leatherique makes a cleaner (Pristine Clean) and a conditioner (Rejuvenator Oil) which are great for surface dyed. They also make a good line of dyes if you ever need to refinish an interior. The owner is a car freak (organized the Aiken Car Show last weekend) and owns a TR and some older Rolls. www.leatherique.com

For newer leather which is vat-dyed (not just sprayed on - dyed all through the hide), I like the Color Plus system. This is what Ferrari switched to and what my Diablo has. Not sure about earlier Lambos. They also make a cleaner and a conditioner which are excellent. www.colorplus.com

Lexol and Hide Food are ok conditioners, but they have a high percentage of water, which is basically a waste. You will have to apply Lexol or Hide Food much more often because there are fewer oils in it by volume.

Lastly, one of the most important things when you treat leather is the cloth you use. Do NOT use terricloth towels. I learned this the hard way as terricloth, even if it feels very soft to you, will rub the surface dye off of leather. Soft terricloth is still equivalent to a 400-grit sandpaper. Most leather care specialists I talk to recommend using OLD t-shirts for treating the leather - the kind that have been washed so many times that they're soft almost to the point of being threadbare.

Good luck!
 
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