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Cleaning leather seats.

My '11 Sorento has beige leather seats. Bought it used about a month ago. The dealership did a decent job detailing the car when we picked it up; the rears seats look fine but the front seats still look grayish and dingy. Don't know if the graying is worn coloring of the leather or just dirt. Anyone have a recommended leather cleaner/technique?

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The Wolfgang leather cleaner works great. Agitate it with a upholstery brush then wipe using a microfiber towel.
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are the seats real leather or the simulated leather ?
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are the seats real leather or the simulated leather ?
Not sure- it's an EX; I'd guess real leather but would real leather grey with age if it was tan for original color?
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well if it is I use Lexol leather conditioner and cleaner on my leather seats and its available at most auto part stores and Walmart and it works great for me.
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agree with Lexol leather conditioner and cleaner on leather seats
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I agree with diveby, Lexol brand would be great or Megs.
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lexol is good, as most of the mainstream leather cleaning products. However, if you have heavy soiling on the seats, you may need a *mild* degreaser, like meguiars all purpose cleaner (diluted 10:1 like in the instructions) to get most of the gunk off, then put on your protectant of choice.

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I use Windex.

Beige is a brutal color to manage though, especially with all the cheap jeanswear out there nowadays with shitty dyes in the fabric, that rub off on almost everything.
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