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    Cleaner and protectant interior

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    I'm looking to keep my 2015 Audi s5 leather seats clean and keep keep the leather like new.

    Any recommendations of a good cleaner for the Audi seats? The 2 tone colorings gray and black. And the gray has some minor stain.
    Any products to help keep the leather looking new?

    And some good cleaner for other parts of the interior of the car? Especially the side lower interior doors etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2by2handsofblue View Post
    I'm looking to keep my 2015 Audi s5 leather seats clean and keep keep the leather like new.

    Any recommendations of a good cleaner for the Audi seats? The 2 tone colorings gray and black. And the gray has some minor stain.
    Any products to help keep the leather looking new?

    And some good cleaner for other parts of the interior of the car? Especially the side lower interior doors etc.

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    Leatherique. Love it. Brings seats and steering wheel back to life. Matte finish, wont totally eliminate wrinkles but def makes them less obvious. You will love it. Follow directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLwantsS5 View Post
    Leatherique. Love it. Brings seats and steering wheel back to life. Matte finish, wont totally eliminate wrinkles but def makes them less obvious. You will love it. Follow directions.

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    x2 for leatherique. I usually use the rejuvenatior oil at least once a year for a deep clean and prestine clean for regular maintenance cleans. Stuff works really well.

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    Leave leatherique conditioner in bright sun for 12-24hrs. Dont sit in it. Apply liberally (i used plastic gloves) and massaged deep into seats and crevices. Let it sit. Most important. Use the prestige clean afterwards. I guarantee if u do it right. Youll be amazed.

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    Thanks.
    Does it leave a strong smell? I don't care for it if it has a strong odor.

    Also what about products that can clean leather?

    How often do you guys use the leather conditioner?

    What about the dash etc.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings MugelloB7RS4's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2by2handsofblue View Post
    Thanks.
    Does it leave a strong smell? I don't care for it if it has a strong odor.

    Also what about products that can clean leather?

    How often do you guys use the leather conditioner?

    What about the dash etc.

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    Mine didn't have a strong smell.

    Leatherique has 2 products. One is call rejuvenator oil. I use that once or twice a year as that sinks into the top layer of the leather to help bring any dirt/debris to the surface and help condition the leather at the same time. Then they also have Prestine clean which is their leather cleaner. You use that to remove the rejuvenator oil or it can be used on it's own as a leather cleaner.

    As for the dash, I use carpro inside, but many APC's diluted to a weaker strength would work too.

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    Thanks

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    +1 for leatherique, it’s a two part system and for leather is the best, a little counterintuitive since you first apply the “conditioner” (rejuvenator oil) and let it as mentioned on the post above and then use the cleaner “prestine clean” just follow the directions and the results are amazing, no need to put anything after as most “leather conditioners” leave a nasty greasy residue that’s not in any way beneficial to leather. Unless you’re into shiny greasy interiors. As for the dash I use something like Einzett cockpit cleaner although I believe they changed the name and it may be a little too strong. Another good option that I personally use and like is sonax dashboard cleaner matte finish, it doesn’t leave greasy or shiny residue behind but it’s supposed to leave a protective layer and looks like nothing is on the dash you can also use it for the plastic on doors etc. Again just follow product directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec71186 View Post
    +1 for leatherique, it’s a two part system and for leather is the best, a little counterintuitive since you first apply the “conditioner” (rejuvenator oil) and let it as mentioned on the post above and then use the cleaner “prestine clean” just follow the directions and the results are amazing, no need to put anything after as most “leather conditioners” leave a nasty greasy residue that’s not in any way beneficial to leather. Unless you’re into shiny greasy interiors. As for the dash I use something like Einzett cockpit cleaner although I believe they changed the name and it may be a little too strong. Another good option that I personally use and like is sonax dashboard cleaner matte finish, it doesn’t leave greasy or shiny residue behind but it’s supposed to leave a protective layer and looks like nothing is on the dash you can also use it for the plastic on doors etc. Again just follow product directions.
    Oh I don't want any greasy conditioner.

    Ok thanks.

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    What about the interior windows? Especially the inside of the front windshield. Any suggestions in a good cleaner? Obviously it would need to be ammonia free cause of my tints.
    I've tried using some cleaners for the inside windshield. But always get streak Mark's. Like it never really cleans it all the way. It could of been me to.


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    Glass can be tricky, I personally use meguiar’s glass cleaner concentrate (D120) it’s tint safe but the thing is I think they only sell it by the gallon and since it’s concentrate you need to dilute it 10 to 1 meaning a gallon will yield 11 gallos of ready to use product, it also has a grape smell that’s not annoying but something to keep in mind if you don’t like scents. One trick you could try even without any sort of glass cleaner just plain water, get two lint free towels there are dedicated glass cleaning towels like waffle waves and get one wet and wring it out to be just damp and keep the other one dry, fold them in to fours and make a pass with the wet towel first and immediately after make another pass with the dry towel, if you already have glass cleaner do the same but spray some of your glass cleaner onto the damp towel and make a pass then another pass with the dry towel. Hope it helps.

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    Also forgot to mention is better to spray the glass cleaner onto your towel and spread it rather than to spray directly on the glass, this way you don’t get any overspray on your dashboard etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec71186 View Post
    Glass can be tricky, I personally use meguiar’s glass cleaner concentrate (D120) it’s tint safe but the thing is I think they only sell it by the gallon and since it’s concentrate you need to dilute it 10 to 1 meaning a gallon will yield 11 gallos of ready to use product, it also has a grape smell that’s not annoying but something to keep in mind if you don’t like scents. One trick you could try even without any sort of glass cleaner just plain water, get two lint free towels there are dedicated glass cleaning towels like waffle waves and get one wet and wring it out to be just damp and keep the other one dry, fold them in to fours and make a pass with the wet towel first and immediately after make another pass with the dry towel, if you already have glass cleaner do the same but spray some of your glass cleaner onto the damp towel and make a pass then another pass with the dry towel. Hope it helps.
    What about invisible glass cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by MugelloB7RS4 View Post
    Mine didn't have a strong smell.

    Leatherique has 2 products. One is call rejuvenator oil. I use that once or twice a year as that sinks into the top layer of the leather to help bring any dirt/debris to the surface and help condition the leather at the same time. Then they also have Prestine clean which is their leather cleaner. You use that to remove the rejuvenator oil or it can be used on it's own as a leather cleaner.

    As for the dash, I use carpro inside, but many APC's diluted to a weaker strength would work too.
    What does APC stand for?

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    Is this what the product looks like?
    Seems a but pricey. Just wanted to make sure this the brand you guys were talking about
    https://smile.amazon.com/Leatherique...gateway&sr=8-5

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    I also have another issue.
    I had a sticker on the inside of the driver side. My windows are tinted. I was able to take the stickers off, but there is glue residue. So what are my options to cleannitboff safely without damaging my tint?

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