Hands-on with Leather Care – Cleaning & Conditioning Leather Car Seats

Leather is in many ways similar to our own skin. We need to keep it cleaned and conditioned to stay in the best shape possible. Over time and with neglected maintenance, leather may start to crack and fade losing its original luster. Adding to the problem is the fact that many people new to owning a car with leather interiors have no idea of the best way to maintain its appearance.

Eco Touch Leather Care is formulated to be a 2-in-1 product for both cleaning and conditioning. It’s pH balanced and contains natural emollients that will leave a supple matte finish. We’ve also incorporated a pleasant almond fragrance to make the cleaning experience all the more enjoyable.

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1) Start by vacuuming out the car’s interior. You may find that using a brush attachment and crevice tool will allow you to completely work all sections of the leather seats.

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2) Apply a quarter-sized amount of product onto your towel. You may want to fold the towel a few times with the product inside to help spread it across the surface.

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3) Gently work Leather Care into the surface buffing gently across the surface. You’ll notice that the formula is readily absorbed into the pores of the leather material, while any surface contaminants are pulled into the microfiber towel.

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4) Flip to a dry section of towel and buff dry.

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And that’s it, you’re leather car seats are now cleaned, conditioned and ready to ride again. Remember to stick to a regular cleaning schedule to avoid excess build-up of body oils, dirt and grime on the surface.

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How to Wax a Car in Under 15 Minutes

Some of us might remember the days when ‘waxing’ a car meant applying a paste-like substance to your paint, waiting for it to dry to a haze, and buffing for eternity until your arms looked like Popeye. Thankfully, advances in polymer chemistry have greatly enhanced the speed and efficiency of car wax products today. Yes, there are still the diehards who insist on spending hours in the driveway buffing and polishing away. But, for the average consumer who simply wants a great finish without the hassle, there exist some excellent options. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

24 oz. Eco Touch Quick Wax
24 oz. Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash
2 – 4 high-quality microfiber towels
15 minutes of time

1) Move your car into a shaded location for best results. While it’s possible to wax in direct sunlight, you’ll be fighting against the formula evaporating too quickly on the car’s paint.

2) Star by washing the vehicle from top to bottom to remove surface contaminants. We suggest using Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash for vehicles that are lightly-moderately soiled. If it’s during the winter months and you have heavy salt, sand or mud debris, do a quick pre-rinse and then continue with the Waterless Wash method.

3) Now that the surface has been cleaned you can apply your wax. Eco Touch Quick Wax is a spray car wax that dries clear. That means no white chalky residue or intense labor to remove.

4) Apply Quick Wax one section at a time. For instance, work in 1/2 panels by lightly spraying the formula onto the car and buffing clean. Be sure to use a high-quality microfiber towel with at least 300 GSM or higher. Lower-quality towels tend to fall apart more quickly and can leave a trail of fibers on the paint.

Once the car has been waxed, be sure to re-apply as needed. During the summer months you may find that the protective layer of polymers/waxes degrade more quickly due to the increased intensity of the sunlight. As a general rule of thumb, waxing every 3-4 weeks will keep your car in it’s best condition for the long term.

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