I am the proud owner of a nice 325ci which is a 2001 model E46 and the
leather is starting to wear.
i have seen cracks type lines appearing and if i scratch the leather in
the worsened area it peels! :( Its on the egde of the seat which gets
rubbed against when entering and leaving the car.
I live in the UK go if you could name me brands and treatments that are
or could be availible here, then that would be great!
Can you help?
I agree, but I'm not sure it's readily available in the UK.
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2003 BMW 325i Black/Black, 2003 BMW Z4 Black/Black
Their cleaner is good. But last time I checked the hide food was
expensive. I've used neatsfoot for years and it's never dried out
leather. It was recommended to me by a professional upholsterer who had
50 years in the business.
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It works if youkeep using it, but when you stop it'll dry out.
Leatheriqie feeds, rather than presevres the leather. It aint
cheap, true, but if you have to buy new seat lethers it's
suddenly real cheap by comparison.
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I use a natural beeswax product called "Heritage Leather Care"
http://www.irishhomemaker.ie/ about twice a year.
Clean first, allow to dry fully and then apply. I put it on quite
heavily with a sponge.
let it soak in, usually 24hours. any excess can be rmoved with a soft
areas of higher wear, like the bolsters, i do about 4 times a year in
the leather and stitching has remainied supple, with no peeling.
slight lines tend to diminsh after this leather "feed"
'93 E30 Cabrio.
Leather is meant to wear. It is very tough, and can last a long time,
but it will not look new. Treatments that some others have suggested are
a good idea, but be resigned to the fact that your leather will not look
new forever. And why would you want it to? One of the main advantages of
leather is that it ages gracefully.
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