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I have a 05 C-Class with the fake leather. I used Leather Zymol Clean/Cond on my last E320 Leasther seats. would i use the vynil cleaner/cond or the leather for these seats?
 

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If Zymol makes a vinyl cleaner/conditioner, and you were satisfied with their leather cleaner/conditioner you should be fine. Also, check your owner's manual to see what MB recommends. I know the older MB-Tex just required a mild detergent.
 

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MB Tex is very durable and easy to care for. Usually only needs light wiping with a damp cloth to remove dust. Since it is mostly a synthetic fabric, it does not need the frequent care leather does, but it would not hurt to hit it with a cleaner/protectant once is a while. The Zymol you mentioned is good stuff.
 

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I have a 2007 C230 and just started using the Zymol Vinyl conditioner and cleaner. This stuff is awesome!! Its the only stuff I found that feels like it's actually soaking into the vinyl and oddly, it makes my mbtex feel like leather. It also dries down matte and smells nice like mild leather scent. I found that Zymol has a new white bottle, don't get that, get the older formulation in the yellow creme. I got the white bottle and not only does it cost more, about 3 times more, its a liquid consistency and didn't work as well for me.
 

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MB-Tex and Artico

[: a synthetic fabric made to look like leather] are probably the best known of this type of material that can imitate leather as they imprint a grain pattern into it; the depth of the lines within the grain that also consistent, while the same lines on leather will vary widely. Artificial leather usually has single stitching; whereas leather uses double stitching, as leather is thicker.
Identifying characteristics - it is also usually smooth and soft to the touch.

The water-drop absorbency test- water drops will ‘bead’ on the surface

Absorbency rate -Low

Leatherette (Pleather) Sometimes referred to as Poromerics (a term coined by DuPont) an imitation leather are a group of synthetic ‘breathable’ leather substitutes made from plastic coating (usually polyurethane) on a fibrous base layer (typically polyester) Including Naugahyde, the fabric can be made of a natural or a synthetic fibre which is then covered with a soft PVC layer, which is a lighter, more flexible and less restrictive material than leather. This kind of material is easy to clean, requiring the owner to simply wipe it off occasionally with a cloth dipped in a solution of mild detergent and warm water.

1z Plastic Cleaner (Plastik-Reiniger) - an intensive, non-corrosive, non-acidic two-phase deep cleaner that removes grime build-up, scuff marks, bitumen (tar) and nicotine thoroughly and effortlessly with dust-resistant anti-static action. Use to clean armrests, door handles, shift knobs, vinyl seats, pedals, dashboard, storage compartments, tires, rocker panels, wheel wells, and etc. Water-based formula is biodegradable, silicone and formalin-free as well as environmentally friendly.

Protection - even though this material is not real leather, it can definitely crack and distort, with Einszett 1z Cockpit Premium safely cleans all clear and coloured automotive plastic interior fittings such as dash, trim, door panels, navigation/audio screens, steering wheel, and pedals. It leaves a long-lasting matt finish with fresh citrus scent. The perfect everyday cleaner for interior plastic surfaces, it’s a mild cleaner to prevent the drying of these porous surfaces, yet it is effective at removing body oils and grime on a regular basis.

UV-B protection is a sacrificial / renewable component; this is due to the UV protection layer being degraded by exposure to the elements so it is imperative that you renew it and needs to be re-applied on a regular basis (dependent upon location climatic condition)

Application - Spray 303 Space Protectant onto a clean 100% cotton micro fibre towel , agitate it well and then allow it to remain in place for 10-15 minutes. Finally using a clean 100% cotton micro fibre towel buff it to ensure it permeates
 
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