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    Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    Can anyone recommend a good way to clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats. I just had Katzkin installed on my 13 Altima and even though I picked Canvas colored piping over stitching because I knew the light stitching would eventually discolor, they still added some on the seats. is 303 Aerospace Protectant a good choice?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    i use Connolly Leather Cleaner to clean the leather and the stitching (I have dark red double stitching). After cleaned I apply Connolly Hide Care (the stuff has been used since 1878 on saddles, leather boots, coats etc). Connolly Hide Care has been used on Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Mercedes in some of England's high end detailing shops for years. According to Connolly the same moisturizing qualities that preserve the leather also applies to the stitching. When finished there is no sticky residue or high glossy shine like other products.
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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    Leatherique Combo s also great . Connoly s very good also .

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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    On some jobs with light stitching i have applied Folex and then work a bit with a soft bristled toothbrush and blot dry. For steering wheels with leather wraps and contrasting stitching colors (lots of M BMW's!) i simply spritz a little on the toothbrush and work it around.

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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    Good tip Puckman .

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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    After trying several, what I use/recommend:
    - Leather Master Strong Leather Care Kit, strong leather cleaner, Leather Master leather care, leather seat cleaner
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    - Ultima Interior Shampoo Gel, interior cleaner, upholstery cleaner and Ultima Interior Guard Plus 4 oz., interior protectant, rubber & vinyl protectant, rubber dressing
    Note, if you have protected leather (most modern cars do), you don't want to use the same stuff you use on unprotected/saddle leather.

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    Re: Clean and protect light stitching on leather car seats?

    GTechniq L1 Leather Guard if it's not discolored yet.

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