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Old 09-24-2009, 10:50 AM
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I have a 06 M5 blk/blk/alum and i want to know how the hell to get my seats nice and conditioned and to prevent the leather cracking and shitty look.

Also what do you guys use to clean you BMW dash? i find armour all looks like crap.. i dont want it to shine like crazy, just look clean and sleek...

any tips for cleaning?!?!?

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Old 09-24-2009, 11:29 AM
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Einszett Cockpit will leave a matte finish.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:03 PM
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Depending on if you want to buy it online or at the store, I'd recommend

@ the store: Look in Target for some Zymol leather cleaner & conditioner. It's some pretty good stuff, not the best, but worth the money. For the dash, try out Meguiar's Natural Shine protectant. And if you feel like the dash is still shiny, just buff it with a microfiber cloth and it will help that problem.

Online: For the leather, I'd recommend Leatherique Pristine Clean, really good stuff , and for the dash, well that's a toss up. There's a lot of good products out there: 303 aerospace, Einszett cockpit, FK1 Top Kote, Chemical Guys VRP
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I use lexol. It makes your car smell great, real nice english leather smell. Make sure to get the conditioner and the cleaner.
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+1 on Zymol, works for me and definitely worth the price. Not expensive and does a pretty good job and doesn't leave that high gloss look which I hate.
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LEXOL the best
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:37 PM
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here's a tip get new m5. lol! jk!
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Aartsy19' post='1015992' date='Sep 24 2009, 02:50 PM
I have a 06 M5 blk/blk/alum and i want to know how the hell to get my seats nice and conditioned and to prevent the leather cracking and shitty look.

Also what do you guys use to clean you BMW dash? i find armour all looks like crap.. i dont want it to shine like crazy, just look clean and sleek...

any tips for cleaning?!?!?

Aartsy
I'm very happy with Connelly leather cleaner and conditioner (two separate products). These are the products recommended by Rolls Royce for their Connelly leather interiors and if it's good enough for a Rolls Royce it's good enough for me. They also leave a leathery/cow smell behind, which is nice.
For the dash I use armor all matte and the result is great.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:34 PM
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Could not agree more on the Lexol, just got done cleaning my wife's X3 and it is amazing stuff when used properly.

If you want a matte finish with Lexol Vynilex, just apply with a sponge then wipe down with a wet cloth after about an hour.
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Originally Posted by stevenbeboo' post='1016372' date='Sep 24 2009, 09:49 PM
LEXOL the best
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Lexol leather cleaner and Lexol leather conditioner are the way to go for the leather and Vinalex is great for the dash.
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