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Old Tue, Sep-21-2004, 02:29:27 PM   #1
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I've had my 04 M3 for about 8 months and decided to condition the leather (black leather). I heard Lexol was good so I applied it over the weekend. I tried to remove the excess and reduce the shine but I wasn't terribly successful. I really enjoyed the subdued finish that the leather came in but now it is shiny and somewhat sticky. Has anyone that uses Lexol had similar experiences. What can I do to get the leather back to the condition it was in before I applied Lexol?

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Use a leather cleaner or a combination cleaner/conditioner. Do not use a leather conditioner product only. Hope this helps...
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You may have used too much. I use Lexol cleaner every few weeks and Lexol conditioner every 6-8 weeks. I dont have any problems. You may want to keep buffing the excess off with a microfiber towel or another really soft towel.
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You may have used too much. I use Lexol cleaner every few weeks and Lexol conditioner every 6-8 weeks. I dont have any problems. You may want to keep buffing the excess off with a microfiber towel or another really soft towel.

Does your leather still have that nice matte finish like when you first bought the car.

When I applied the conditioner, I made sure the leather looked "wet", I let it sit for a minutes and then buffed off the excess.
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I clean and condition 2 times a year. The shine will diminish over time as the product is absorbed. Take a clean towel and wipe everyhting down again.
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Does your leather still have that nice matte finish like when you first bought the car.

When I applied the conditioner, I made sure the leather looked "wet", I let it sit for a minutes and then buffed off the excess.
My leather feels like it did the day I bought it. Of course, I have only had my car since March 27, 2004.

If you are certain you buffed off all of the remaining product then you can try a different conditioner. I have heard good things about the BMW leather care products.
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You need to buff off the leather with a microfibre after about 20 minutes or so to remove all excess product not absorb by the leather. Try cleaning the seat with a leather cleaner, then wipe with wet rag, and then conditon again. Buff off 20 minutes after the conditioner and you should be ok. Hope this helps.
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Lexol is only good for Lexus leather.
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use this.

http://leatherique.com/default.htm

Great stuff for maintenance and restoration.

Redid a set of dino seats with excellent results.
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