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  1. 1997 E36 M3 Convertible - Leather cleaning advice 
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    As the title suggests, I need some advice on what to use to clean the light coloured leather on my M3. I have tried some Autoglym Leather restorer, and to a degree it works, but it doesn't REALLY clean, more polish and remove some of the muck....

    I am not a cleaning nerd (no offence Mr Mark@vorny), so go easy on me...

    It has to be, simple to use, not too much effort required and most importantly, because I am getting married in three weeks (I have a huge reception bill on my desk right now!!!) and have been obtaining some ebay bargains recently (more of that at a later date), it has to be cheap or even free (in the cupboard already - like your gran used) - not made from the gall bladder of a protected animal or pure unobtainium please - I AM SKINT....

    Over to you guys...
     
     

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    i use a product called lexol,
    you get two bottles, one is a cleaner and the other is a conditioner,

    i have baige leather and it brings them up really nice

    i got mine on ebay, reasonably cheap,

    The Ag stuff you have is more of a conditoner than a cleaner, you need to clean before conditioning
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    The Ag stuff you have is more of a conditoner than a cleaner, you need to clean before conditioning
    Yeah that's what I figured TBH, but I had it on the shelf in my lockup so thought that I would try it first.... Like I said I am skint, nothing to lose.

    All the Lexol stuff on egay ATM is in the good old USofA and cost more to post than the solution....
     
     

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    lol you can always clean with a soft nail brush and some soapy water, that will get alot of the dirt out, then dry with a cloth, then use your AG

    but the lexol is good stuf:

    http://www.lexol.com/auto.html
     
     

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    Kev if you still dont get any luck once every cheap option has been tried. Speak to Nicky (e36nickd) his seats look better than new and I know what he used wasnt cheap but it may be something you can look into in the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6891_seb View Post
    Kev if you still dont get any luck once every cheap option has been tried. Speak to Nicky (e36nickd) his seats look better than new and I know what he used wasnt cheap but it may be something you can look into in the future!
    Cheers Seb, got the stuff that Nicky and RJB used bookmarked - just can't afford it ATM - the boss went mental last night over a recent purchase

    Just want to clean them for now then recondition them later...http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Astonish-Leath...ht_1578wt_1137

    This looks cheap, kinda what I had in mind....
     
     

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    come on then kev what ws the recent purchase she went mental at.....??

    lol
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    Just a cheap option Kevin but the leather wipes you can buy in supermarkets should do the job, we use them on the settee and they manage to clean all types of $hite up
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodbad View Post
    come on then kev what ws the recent purchase she went mental at.....??

    lol
    All in good time..
     
     

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    i use glyptone its about 12 quid on ebay you get cleaner and condioner .it smells lovely and is realy good stuff.a lot of the m3 cutter lads use it to
     
     

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