The Saab Link Forums - Reply to Topic

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab NG900 '94-'98 and 9-3 '99-'02 Forum > General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information > Leather Treatment

General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information Please post general topics pertaining to the NG900 and old 9-3. is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: Leather Treatment Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Saab Link Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Info.
Enter your vehicle information (year, model, mods)
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-16-2006 04:39 PM
Palmer Good to hear!

I'd do that to my 9-3 but someone else would reap the rewards..
08-16-2006 04:05 PM
Champ OK... finished cleaning the seats, and I must say it is amazing. The leather is soft.. so nice.

Easy to clean up. Dry enough to sit in when you are done. I'll update in a couple days to see if it gives the "leather" smell like they say, but the car had it already so we'll see if that changes much. Gotta let it bake in a bit.
08-16-2006 09:48 AM
Champ I got it online and had it shipped for around $40 for their two step process, rejuv. oil and prestine clean both in 16 oz. form.
08-16-2006 08:02 AM
nbndtrain Where are you guys getting Leatherique? It is some pricy stuff!
08-16-2006 07:37 AM
Champ Did step 1 of 2 this morning before work for my Leatherique treatment, will finish cleaning it this evening when I leave work. I'll let you guys know how it goes. For now the leather is nice and soft after just the first step!
08-09-2006 09:48 AM
DeLorean I really like the lexol products. they are all natural and what's best for the leather. they don't have that nice smell that some other products have, more of a natural leather smell. I have found that after I condition with lexol, the seat is rather sticky and not very nice to sit in for the next day or so. it's the weeks after a full lexol conditioning that you really feel how well the stuff works... It's like sitting in brand new leather. I'm sure it's good for the longevity of the leather.
08-09-2006 08:39 AM
Champ Going to do my leather with the leatherique I got on the next sunny day. I'll update here
08-09-2006 06:56 AM
gildedsplinters Don't recommend programming until 4 and THEN leaving messages the following morning! A little further out there than when having had a few...but at least it kinda makes sense!
08-08-2006 06:59 AM
VIGGENIT Leather party in a bottle and you're invited.[/QUOTE]

08-08-2006 06:25 AM
gildedsplinters Zymol. Cleaner and cream. smeels good, soaks in. Leather party in a bottle and you're invited.
08-04-2006 10:20 AM
lms I use Zaino on the outside of all my cars and have been for years. They make 2 products for leather now and they both work and smell awesome. That's my 2 cents.
08-02-2006 07:59 AM
spgdude I use leather shoe polish, works good for me. According to the can it nourishes leather lol, it makes it alot softer and gives it a nice shine too.
08-02-2006 07:47 AM
fieldsc Leaving your car in the hot sun, and then applying the leather care stuff after the leather is hot to the touch helps alot. I plan on using the lexol stuff today at lunch considering its going to be 113 with the dew point factored in.
08-02-2006 07:43 AM
cymrusaab guys you could try gliptone leather cleaner /conditioner available from ELK parts and reasonably priced, this is good stuff, they even do scuff repair colour matched for your laether( standard saab colours)
08-02-2006 07:01 AM
Champ I ordered some Leatherique, fedex tracking says it will be here tomorrow. I plan to just come to work a little early and put it on then, leave my car out in the sun all day.

I'll update with how it works out.
08-01-2006 06:20 PM
Palmer Zymol.

German. Pure. Powerful.

That's what I use, and it rocks!

You put it on when the car is hot inside, and it "soaks" in.

It even smells good.
08-01-2006 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by friggin viggen
I use Mother's Leather Cleaner, and Mother's Leather Conditioner...they smell nice, shine nice, and allow you to slide all around while taking nice corners

Gee thats what I want in my leather seats HAHAHAHHA . I'm going to try some Lexol action here pretty quick. I used to use Gold Medalion leather cleaner it was excellent. But I haven't had a car with leather interior in a long time so I don't have any cleaner anymore. I liked the Gold Medalion stuff cause it made the leather look clean soft and suppl (sp?), but not super blindingly shiny and slippery which I hate with a serious passion on car with GOOD leather. And as Saabs have the BEST leather I'm sure it would do the sucking to be all shiny.
07-20-2006 10:49 PM
friggin viggen I use Mother's Leather Cleaner, and Mother's Leather Conditioner...they smell nice, shine nice, and allow you to slide all around while taking nice corners
07-20-2006 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by Champ
For the people who know a little about interior detail, my Viggen seats are in excellent condition, but I'd like to keep them this way. My driver seat is starting to get creases in it, still no tears though.

What should I be doing to help preserve this nice leather? I have heard of leatherique, lexol, etc. I have also read that the leather in the newer Saabs is "sealed" so it won't absorb any treatment anyways.

Any info is appreciated!
Leatherique is the stuff to use. I believe the Viggens seats are not sealed....Call leatherique and check it out with them. They are very helpful.
07-20-2006 04:48 PM
mcrowley Leatherique is good stuff, but $$$$$$. I use Lexol stuff on my Aero seats with great results. If you can't get the seats to absorb any of the product you can try lightly "sanding" them with some emory cloth or very fine sandpaper.

edit-Also on plastic/vinyl on the interior you can try some Vinylex (made by the same company that makes Lexol). Excellent product. I used it on my dash/interior pieces back in April before SiS and they're still shiny to this day.
This thread has more than 20 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright The Saab Link and it's original authors.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.