Reviving Old, Yucky Leather . . . Adams Polishes to the rescue!
I recently had the pleasure to tackle a very grimy leather seat with some of Adams products.
The products I used were: Adams Polishes Interior and Leather Cleaner, Adams Polishes Leather Conditioner, and Adams Polishes Horse Hair Brush (links at the end).
The leather seat to tackle
Below is a picture of the products along with the seat I will be tackling.
This seat is suppose to be a light beige color. It has had 300,000 km of torture so lets lighten this bad boy up.
First test with Adams Leather Cleaner
I first tested the product on the arm rest, here is a nice 50/50 shot of the arm rest after cleaning it.
Once satisfied, I moved onto the seat.
To start, I sprayed the leather and interior cleaner onto the seat and then wiped it with a microfibre towel.
Since this seat was incredibly dirty, I had to use the horse brush to help loosen up that grime. This brush saved me a huge headache, It would literally leave the seat looking 10x cleaner with one stroke.
The finished seat
Here is a comparison of the now clean passenger seat, versus the dirty drivers seat.
The seat took about an hour to clean and condition. The results speak for themselves. You should regularly clean your seats so the dirt does not build up. A typical cleaning of the seat only takes a few minutes.
Adams Conditioner has a SPF of 65 protection, smells great, and leaves the seat feeling soft. I did not use the applicator to put on the conditioner. Instead, I applied it by hand. I put small amounts onto the seat and worked it in with my hand so I could get every little crevice. You should be applying conditioner to your leather often. The risk of not doing so is too high. You risk permanently damaging your seat when you expose the leather to drying out. If you don’t want your leather to crack, and you wish for them to last, you should be conditioning them.
I had to be careful around the cracks in the seat so not to make them worse. You should take care of your seats from the start, then you don’t need to worry about being gentle around cracks.
The cleaner is water based and can be diluted (at times I use a 1:1 ratio). I had to use the Adams Leather Cleaner at full strength for the seat in this post.
As a bonus, you can use the leather conditioner in your home on other leather products.
The Adams Polishes products used were amazing and I would highly recommend them.
Links to products:
Adams Polishes Interior and Leather Cleaner
- Canadian: http://www.adamspolishes.ca/p-131-adams-leather-interior-cleaner.aspx
- American: http://adamspolishes.com/shop/interior/cleaning-conditioning/adam-s-leather-interior-cleaner.html
Adams Polishes Leather Conditioner
- Canadian: http://www.adamspolishes.ca/p-66-adams-leather-interior-conditioner.aspx
- American: http://adamspolishes.com/shop/interior/cleaning-conditioning/adam-s-leather-interior-conditioner.html
Adams Polishes Horse Hair Brush (no longer available, but there is a new version)
- Canadian: http://www.adamspolishes.ca/p-1093-adams-new-cockpit-brush.aspx
- American: http://adamspolishes.com/shop/interior/cleaning-conditioning/adam-s-cockpit-brush.html