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Honda Accord, Interior, Sedan
Sep 12, 2007 (4:38 am)
I'm considering getting an 08 EXL, and wondering about the ivory leather. I think it looks really good in the pictures, but we have two kids (ages 11 and 6) and so I'm wondering if getting a car like that is truly insane. Now, we usually don't let our kids eat in the car, but kids are kids, and dirt can sometimes be an issue. In terms of how picky I am about my cars, I usually wash them every 2 weeks, and I like them to be reasonably clean. I can see cleaning and moisturizing the leather seats twice a year with saddle soap (is that often enough). Anyway, is ivory leather a bad combo with kids? It sure looks nice. Is it a tad cooler than black leather, or is that just wishful thinking?
#30 of 34 Re: ivory leather [benjaminh]
Sep 12, 2007 (1:15 pm)
If you wipe them off with a damp towel once every two weeks, they should stay pretty clean. The saddle soap works great for the hard stuff. You may want to use a conditioner after cleaning with the saddle soap. I have the Ivory leather seats, and you're right they do not get as hot as black seats would.
#31 of 34 Products to clean & condition leather
Jul 25, 2009 (4:27 am)
I have never owned a vehicle with leather seats. But that will change very soon.
All the messages posted in this forum are more than 2 years old.
It would be helpful to know about new leather cleaning or conditioning products which are effective and priced reasonably.
Is Walmart a good place to buy leather cleaning products? Thanks!
#32 of 34 Re: Products to clean & condition leather [vrm]
Jul 25, 2009 (5:50 am)
I like to use Lexol! It really creates a soft feel with all the shine. It makes it look very plush and and its not all gummy or sticky.
I like to really condition the seat bolsters wear you get out of the car seat. It keeps it from cracking, creasing. Gets rid of or tames down any creases too. I put Lexol the shifter and the steering wheel.
When you detail your car, just spray a little on the cloth and wipe! It will keep the seats and car feeling new. Put some on all leather surfaces.
I have thought about tan leather, I have black now. But would be afraid of blue or black dyes getting on the tan. But, with regular upkeep, It think you can be just fine.
#33 of 34 Re: Products to clean & condition leather [vrm]
Jul 25, 2009 (6:59 am)
Walmart has nothing that will clean the seats effectively (I tried it all). I have been using the Honda cleaner and conditioner lately, and it works well. Honda used to recommend Saddle Soap, and it works well too. Haven't tried Lexol yet.
#34 of 34 Re: Products to clean & condition leather [vrm]
Jul 25, 2009 (8:01 am)
You may want to do some internet searching to read about leather care. Lots of good info out there. You have the right idea to be looking at both cleaning and conditioning products.
I did a fair amount of research a couple of years ago and learned a lot. I still find that Leather Master and Lexol seem to be the products praised most often. I bought the Leather Master kit and liked it a lot. When that was done, I bought Leather Care from Griot's Garage and I'm liking it more and more. I'll try Lexol next.