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I have a 2001 SLK 230 and the driver's seat is showing a little bit of wear on the side. Any ideas what I can use to make it look better? and keep it from getting worse..
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I'm not sure what to do about minor wear, but I believe that keeping the leather soft and supple is the best thing to do. Once it gets old and dry it's prone to more damage. Folks.... I know there're more of you that know more than me on this.... let's help this guy out!
 

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Thanks scoupe, I was beginning to wonder if there is life out here!! I agree with you on the maintenance and I do take very good care of my other cars, I just bought the Benz and it's really not that bad, but wanted to see if there are any good products out there.
 

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meguiars goldclass rich leather wipes are awesome. It keeps them moist and protects from spills and uv exposure. It cleans away dirt also ass you wipe. I love the wipes!
 

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You can't beat Zaino's Leather in a Bottle. It even gives your car that brand new leather smell!

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Z-10&Category_Code=Zaino
 

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forget that lame surface stuff. Go to" leatherique "directly to their site.dont get in a suppliers site and pay more. they have detail information. a family group. "simply the best by the Rolls Royce owners club since 1968. price should be around for two part applacation $44.00 with shipping.
 

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Leatherique is a very nice product but many caution it being used on coated (plastic) leather seats. 90% of leather material on car seats is now clear coated. Using the wrong product can be detrimental to the leathers. For clear coated leathers you want a light surface cleaner, and a water-bourne dressing. Like 303 or Optimum ProtectantPlus or the LeatherMaster products, which are products designed to clean and condition aniline and coated leathers.

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good point anthony ! most of these "sales" sites dont adres the types you mentioned. im going to inform them of that lack of information. this is why sites like these are so important. thanks
 

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I dont know where you live but I found a place in Connecticut that restained the drivers seat on my 1989 560SL for $100 and it looked great. Let me know if you want the name.
 

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I just bought some Leatherique and applied it to the driver's seat. I'm not sure about the making leather supple claim, but it turned the white cracks that were barely noticeable to black lines that are definitely noticeable. I'm going to wait a few days and try again (it's a bit chilly in NYC today). I think it might be best to clean the leather with a damp cloth of some plain soap and water and then apply the leatherique (or for that matter any leather condition) --- BUT THIS IS STRICTLY MY OPINION --- AND I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE.
 

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I've just worked on the interior of the car, and I'm convinced now that Leatherique is not so special. I actually cleaned this interior with Ivory Soap and a long-bristle tooth brush. I've applied Leatherique to the seat bottom and KiWi to the backs and can't feel or see a difference. My next step is to use their crack filler for some hairline cracks in the leather --- BUT I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE!

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v719/teoteodore/mercedes/benzinteriordriver.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">
 

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If you have minor cracks where the color has gone, you can re-dye the leather to cover them up.

Leatherworldtech.com has a full color assortment for MB
 
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