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What's my dashboard/door panel made out of?

It's on a 2006 CLS500. The dashboard is stitched which makes me think it is leather, but im not sure. The door panel is not stitched but feels and looks the exact same as the dash and the steering wheel. Also, what about the arm rests? I'm trying to figure out what to clean it with. Thank you in advance and btw this forum is incredible!

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Can't answer about your car, but in those days it takes expert to tell leather from leatherette.
General trend is, that even those so-called "leather seats" have center pieces made with leather "for the smell and sale pitch" while sides are made with leatherette for long lasting and durability.
Get a cleaner that is safe for both.
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There is a 2-step system that is safe for leather and MB-Tex so if you use that, you can't go wrong. Have a look at the following website:


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