05-07-2004, 09:30 AM
I have a 2004 accord ex-l 4 door with the ivory leather interior.
I have about 14,000 miles on it and a bit of an unsightly problem has developed. On the driver's side, right about at the belt line when you sit, I have a "ring around he tub" look on the leather. I'm thinking that it might be from my dress belt.
I tried misting some water and rubbing, no luck. Will the "famous" lexol leather cleaner work, or do ou have other reccommendations?
thank for you help, i enjoy reading your answers and questions :)
05-07-2004, 12:08 PM
I'm no expert at leather cleaning, but my first thought is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. My wife hasn't stopped raving about it since I bought one a few weeks ago. She says it works on everything...!
CAUTION: please read the instructions carefully before trying it...I have no idea if it is suitable for leather cleaning.
05-07-2004, 12:37 PM
Lexol should do the trick... I've used Mothers, Meguiars,Dura-gloss and numerous others.... Whatever cleaner you use I would recommend getting a new toothbrush or nylon detailing brush to massage spot out.. Then apply a protector..
Do this as soon as you can, Leather is very porous and you don't want stain to get any deeper than it is...
Keeping leather protected will aid in cleaning later on also!!!
Hope this helps and Welcome to the forum:)
05-07-2004, 01:28 PM
I would recommend the Lexol pH leather cleaner. Don't forget the leather conditioner when you are finished with the cleaner. There are several types of good leather conditioners but I am using One Grand conditioner right now. I'll probably use Lexol leather conditioner when I use up my current supply.
05-07-2004, 01:37 PM
Thanks for th suggestions. My local store had Mothers cleaner, tried it with a soft terry cloth towel and with a soft brush, no luck.
am i doomed to have a "ring around the seat" look?
thanks everyone :)
05-07-2004, 05:14 PM
Speaking of leather seats -- how often should you clean/condition them (outside of a stain that needs to be addressed immediately)?
05-07-2004, 05:16 PM
Here's some info from Lexol and CMA..... Good read!!!!
Lexol and Mothers are okay but pinnacle and 4 star leather cleaner are better IMHO.
Todays leathers are actually coated with plastic to seal them and increase stain resistance. Use a microfiber towel and mild soap focusing on the stain areas only. You don't want to make a habit of this as most soaps are not pH balanced. Gentle agitation with a leather/vinyl brush will help too. Clean your seats every time you clean your interior and the crud should not build up again.
09-28-2004, 05:22 AM
I have found that a lot of detailers are using Woolite/Water 1 to 6
for cleaning interior fabrics and leather with good results.
09-28-2004, 06:58 AM
Wearing a cloth belt instead of a leather one might also help not add to it! The dye in a leather belt is probably what transferred. Mostly we wear cloth. He even has 2 Honda ones. One of those looks like the old style seat beat. Cute, huh?! Wearing leather on occation, but not daily may be what to do to prevent more damage. Removing what's there might be done with a soap like woolite, but a dye remover would probably work. It would need to be used VERY carefully! Test on an underside!
09-30-2004, 05:53 PM
the Armor All Leather wipes work pretty well, I used them on my Altima all the time