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so... I'm sure this is a religious topic but... I'm curious what you guys like to use on Mercedes leather seats?

The black leather (261) seats in my new cabrio are in very good shape for a 22 year old 250000 mile car, but they are a bit dry, and I'd like to give them some more life, without making them too soft and/or greasy....

I've used Lexol in the past. I actually have a Leatherique kit I bought awhile back and never used, with a liter bottle of both the cleaner/restorer and the preservative.... I think I held back from using it before, because the process seemed so involved.

and... Leather wrapped steering wheels. the wheel on this car shows some signs of having gotten damp and sticky in the past, and is a bit 'lumpy' in places, my wife's E320T is much the same. whats good to use on these that won't make them either too soft or too greasy/slippery ?
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probably should be linked up in the FYI stickies, then ...

ah, search engine found me this thread, from 3-4 years back :)

although it doesn't mention steering wheels.

so, sounds like leatherique or connolly's is what the serious folks use.

guess I'll give the leatherique a try.
we have/had a 1987 volvo 240, 1993 volvo 960, 1992 volvo 740, 1996 volvo 850, with leather. decent stuff but not as durable as the mercedes leather on these w124s (or my friend's old w116 450SEL)

the 87 240's leather is completely shreaded now, they've been under velour custom-fit seat covers for about 15 years now. the 740's original drivers seat was pretty bad when I got it, so I replaced the whole seats with a set from a later 940/960 (direct bolt in, just had to adapt the power for the drivers seat as my 740 had manual seats). the 850 had new factory leather skins when I bought it circa 2006.

this 1993 Cabrio, I dunno if the seat skins are original or replacement, but if they were replaced, it was over 10 years ago as I saw no sign of new seat covers in 10 years of service receipts from the 2nd owner I bought it from.
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