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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Sep-27-2011, 04:19:58 AM   #41
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I got some and used it based off Braymond's recommendation. It works really well and I agree, the smell it leaves behind is really nice. My leather isn't perfect either, but it made it look a lot nicer than it did. Not sure if you priced it, but I got this for about 20 bucks shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/Gliptone-Leath...5346858&sr=8-1
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exactly where i was gonna order from
Got it for $20 and free 2 day shipping...great perk for being a college student
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Good timing that this thread got bumped Brett. I think I will try their dye kit this winter on my 3.0 CS. It has been re-covered before and you can see that the finish looks a little painted on. Does furniture clinic have the proper colours in their data base? Also I am planing on fixing up the steering wheel from a 320 I . The leather is in good shape but the colour is worn off in many areas . Was considering using this product.
http://www.tandyleatherfactory.ca/en...e/2110-01.aspx

The price is reasonable and it is available locally.
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Just thought I'd mention that after reading this thread I ordered the Gliptone cleaner and conditioner. I can't really say whether or not the conditioner is any better at "conditioning" than others I've tried (although it is not greasy, which is nice). However... For the price of this stuff it was worth it for the smell alone. I open the door and it's like a different car. Wow!

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Old Wed, Sep-28-2011, 08:33:04 PM   #44
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Good Job boys you have impressed my dad and he usually thinks everyone is borderline retarded !!
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Just thought I'd mention that after reading this thread I ordered the Gliptone cleaner and conditioner. I can't really say whether or not the conditioner is any better at "conditioning" than others I've tried (although it is not greasy, which is nice). However... For the price of this stuff it was worth it for the smell alone. I open the door and it's like a different car. Wow!

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Like mentioned before, conditioners really do nothing for top coated leather. I use Gliptone to retain the smell of leather. There are other full water based products from LTT Solutions I have yet to try.

For now I'm very happy with Gliptone as well and don't expect it to be some "miracle" leather restoration. There is no such thing for top coated leathers.
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sorry to ask but what's the best way to remove cracks or creases on the nappa leather. also what product would soften the leather
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Do you have any thoughts on these guys?

http://leatherworldtech.com/Products...oice2=Cinnamon
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Do you have any thoughts on these guys?

http://leatherworldtech.com/Products...oice2=Cinnamon
Look guys... This thread was never intended to be a full on leather color change guide.

I don't have all these products people keep finding to test.
I don't have leather that is poor enough to have cracks or creases.

The purpose of this thread was to give you an idea of what not to use and what not to be fooled by. The majority of it was created so I could help stop this mindless heard mentality for piss poor products like Leatherique. Take the information I compiled and use it to the best of your abilities.
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Look guys... This thread was never intended to be a full on leather color change guide.

I don't have all these products people keep finding to test.
I don't have leather that is poor enough to have cracks or creases.

The purpose of this thread was to give you an idea of what not to use and what not to be fooled by. The majority of it was created so I could help stop this mindless heard mentality for piss poor products like Leatherique. Take the information I compiled and use it to the best of your abilities.
Did you ever get your custom LSB color from the leather factory? How did it turn out? I'm considering sending a sample of cinnamon (if I can find one) to have them color match.
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Old Sat, Feb-18-2012, 01:08:21 AM   #50
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Bump... Stop using Leatherique

Leather care addition (not recoloring)

A little Gliptone demo on my filthy rear door cards.





Extremely watered down Gliptone cleaner (too much water, doesn't sud)





One wipe down on the whole door card, that was a brand new Costco MF btw.



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Conditioner application





30mins later after sitting in front of our fireplace



Buffed off, tad more dirt expelled.



Finish... super matte, clean, and oooo so good smelling


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