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    How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    I've tried leather cleaners followed by leather conditioners but I don't think their strong enough to remove these stains (dark spots in the creases) and also how do I remove dirt and what not from wrinkles (Because if my seats are going to be wrinkled at least their clean!)?

    Is their a safe household product that is a bit more abrasive so I can clean my leather? and also what kind of brush should I use?

    Here are pic (Looks worse in real life):



    1995 Mustang GT Coupe 5.0 V8, Bone Stock, 5 Speed, Black On Beige/Black Leather Interior.

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    How about APC 10:1 or higher dilution 4:1? works wonder with me. And some brushes to agitate. Soft tooth brush for hard to reach places. Sometimes soft naik brush works fine.

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    APC 10:1 works wonders....4:1 only if you 10:1 isnt cutting it..then come back with a leather cleaner/conditioner to condition and make the leather soft
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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    This is how I do it..........

    I will putting a thread up in the morning, but here are a couple of pics......

    BEFORE



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    BEFORE



    50/50 shot of seat bottom



    STEAM CLEANER AT WORK



    FINISHED RESULTS



    Be careful with leather that is aged, be gentle......those seats that you are cleaning look about ready to crack up and fail

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    I agree with the others about the apc. Works wonders for me. The only thing I would add is this. Spray the apc onto the cloth you are using to clean the leather. I have found that occasionally spraying directly onto the leather you will have spotting. Good luck.
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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    3m white scuff pads. I use to worked for a high line restoration shop , and thats what they used.

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    My method above for cleaning the leather is using APC + 4:1 lightly misted on the leather seating area, working one area at a time. I do this because as others have mentioned it can leave lighter spotting from it's effectiveness, this way it comes out even. Followed with the steamer, my steamer is a little buggy made by McCullough and it cuts scrub time in half. The heat of the steam combined with the effectiveness of the APC+ removes the grime instantly. Follow up with your choice of leather treatment if needed and you are good to go!

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    Can anyone recommend me a good all purpose cleaner? I'm having trouble finding the Meguiar's APC.
    1995 Mustang GT Coupe 5.0 V8, Bone Stock, 5 Speed, Black On Beige/Black Leather Interior.

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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_T_Mustang View Post
    Can anyone recommend me a good all purpose cleaner? I'm having trouble finding the Meguiar's APC.
    Your gonna have to order it online, its not OTC.
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    Re: How To Clean Really Dirty Leather?

    Anyone think this will do the trick?

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST%2Fbro...sinfectant.jsp
    1995 Mustang GT Coupe 5.0 V8, Bone Stock, 5 Speed, Black On Beige/Black Leather Interior.

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