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 Post subject: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Hi, I am looking to 'preserve' the seats in my T30 SVE, I took the car to my regular valeter (who i have to say has always done a 100% job for me) to have some bits and pieces done and we discussed treating the seats, he called a Nissan dealer who were reluctant to confirm if the seats were in fact 'real' leather :confused: (the material looks and feel quite different to those in my friends Saab ) has any one come across this issue before ? what products have you guys used in the past that you would recommend ?

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 Post subject: Re: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:15 pm 
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can confirm its leather... just use a special leather cleaner, and nourisher!

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 Post subject: Re: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Hello Darrell,

I treat my leather seats with Autoglym Leather Cleaner and Balm. I am very pleased with the finish, and it goes "matt" after about 48 hours - it is not at all slippery. :thumbs:

There are a couple of other threads on this subject...
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6006
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5992

Best wishes, John

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 Post subject: Re: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Hi Darrell - It seems that the seats are made of Japanese leather which is not particularly good quality. I had to have some restitching done on the driver's seat of mine and the upholsterer commented about the poor quality and thinness of the Japanese leather used in those X-Trails manufactured in Japan (all the T30s I think)! Which may explain difference in quality when compared to the leather used by Saab!

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 Post subject: Re: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Yes, there's leather, and there's "leather"...

Anyway, that aside, you're stuck with what you've got! I've always been very fond of the Gliptone's "Liquid Leather" range of products:

http://www.liquidleather.com/liquidl.htm


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 Post subject: Re: leather Seat care ?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Thanks for the information, armed with this I shall now have a chat with the valeter :thumbs:


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