Leather car seats have become synonymous with prestige, durability and comfort. However maintaining it has been the problem of many car owners.
Many car owners do not understand the properties of leather. This causes them to damage their leather seats in their bid to clean it. It is even more saddening that most of the car wash centres in Nigeria do not understand the properties of leather and the right method to protect and condition it. In this article we have researched some important things to know when cleaning your leather seats.
Properties of Leather
Leather is a durable and flexible natural resource gotten by tanning animal raw hide and skin. Here are some properties that makes leather an ideal material for your car seats.
- High tensile strength
- Resistance to tear
- High resistance to flexing
- High resistance to puncture
- Good heat insulation
- Permeability to water vapor
- It is warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Resistance to fire
- Resistance to fungi
- Resistance to chemical attack
- Resistance to wet and dry abrasion
Types of leather used in car seats
Many car owners don’t know the different types of leather used in cars seats. This explains why they use wrong cleaning solutions for their car seats. There are three types of leather used in car seats. They include;
Pigmented leather: This is known as coated or protected leather. Most car interiors use pigmented finishes.
Aniline leather: Aniline leather are hides in its natural form. It doesn’t come with any protective coating. This leather is easily damaged hence it is rarely used.
Semi-aniline leather: This leather type has both elements of its natural hide as well as protective coating.
How to clean leather car seats
Check for perforated areas in the leather: It is important to take extra caution when applying conditioners or water on perforated leather to prevent it from getting stuck down the holes.
Vacuum your car seats: Use a vacuum hose to suck up dirt and particles from your leather seats.
Wipe the surface: Use a clean towel to wipe the surface of the leather seats to remove any residual dust.
Apply Royalshine Leather Protector and Conditioner: Apply some quantity of Royalshine onto the surface of the seat or dashboard using a foam. Ensure you get to the creases where skin or hair routinely comes into contact with the leather.
Condition the seats: Leather conditioners helps to replenish the natural oils in the leather. One of the best leather conditioners to use is Royalshine.
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