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      08-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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BMW Leather Care Kit Review n Pics

Hi <!

First, I would like to say thanks to Dan @ I received two of these bottles!

Short backstory: My car has 30,000 miles now. I got it used(demo) with 5k miles on the clock. I have never cleaned the seats or anything before. Interior is savanna beige. Car is out in the sun everyday, and I have no tint : (. Very bad for my car especially in this 100+ Texas weather.

Also, I apologize for low quality pics. All I have is my iPhone 4, and then it started turn dark. I will probably go take more pictures tomorrow in sunlight.

I ended up using about 1/3 of the bottle for my ENTIRE car. So, that being said, you can get about 3 interior cleans with 1 bottle. It makes sense because it comes with 3 sponges, 3 paper towels, and 1 bottle. I used a clear glove so I wouldn't get dirty.

Clean seat with cloth to get rid of any dirt or particles.
Put lotion on sponge
Clean seat in circular motion
Remove excess with paper towel

1. Drivers seat

The drivers seat is the worst one in condition. I am thin(150 lbs) 6ft. I drive my car everyday, and the bottom cushion has scratches especially from the buttons on my jeans. The side bolster is also dirty from going in and out of the car. Not sure why, but the top side bolster is SUPER scratched. I think when I got the car it was scratched, but I never made a big deal. Also, I think my backpack scratches up against it : <.

So, I guess I will just go through pics and show you what I did.

For the drivers seat, I cleaned it twice. The first time I did it I was afraid I was using too much, but then I figured out that you really have to scrub it to get it in there. So, I redid the drivers seat after cleaning it out once.

Driver Side Bolster Before

After #1:

After #1:
No more jean/black marks. All clean

Top Side Bolster Before
really scratched : (

some marks from clothing i guess

After #1.
A lot better, but still some marks and black mark on top

[u]After #2:[u] A lot better

However, you can really tell with flash + nighttime how bad my situation is. No matter how much I clean it, it will be bad : <. During the day, looks fine and after clean #2 almost gone. However, still there as seen by

However, the black is almost all gone

Seat after both(Dark : <)

Side Panel

Like everything else, side panels were already super clean since nobody touches them. Doing it just made it a bit more glossy and better feel. I doubt u can tell any difference from photos :\

Side Panel Before

Side Panel After

Back Seats
As stated earlier, nobody rides in the back seat of my car. I think its been a total of 10 or less times someone has sat back in there, and its mostly when we go out to eat with friends.

Back Seats Before

Back Seats After

Last but not least,

Passenger Seat
Passenger seat was similar to drivers seat, but nowhere near as bad. Just some discoloration in the side bolster and front pull thingy.

Passenger Seat Before


Also, sorry I forgot to include a before pic, but here is after of the damage done by my jeans back pocket button. It is much cleaned up, although still there : <


In conclusion, I highly recommend this. I am very impressed at what it has done for a car that has never been cleaned on the inside for 30k miles. While I do baby the inside of my car(no food, drinks, mess, etc), it is used daily and has gone through its daily runs.

While this is only the first time, if I start cleaning monthly or much more often, I really think it will improve. I was not expecting any miracles, just improvement which is what it gave me !.
2014 C7 Corvette Stringray - Laguna Blue - NPP Exhaust - Competition Seats

Last edited by Greenkirby21; 08-10-2012 at 10:41 PM.