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Leather care - Chemical Guys - Very Impressed

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I try all kinds of detail products. I've been impressed with many and let down by a few.

I recently ordered this: Chemical Guys SPI_109_16 - Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Complete Leather Care Kit, 16 oz (2 Pack)

Until last week I had only used the cleaner. Absolutely the best leather cleaner I have ever used.

Then I tried the conditioner on my buddies new 458 - OUTSTANDING RESULTS!

No affiliation - just passing on my experience.
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Did it leave the leather - shiny.

The video looks like it did and that slick look creates a slick feel.
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Did it leave the leather - shiny.

The video looks like it did and that slick look creates a slick feel.
I can't believe I forgot to take photos of the interior - I will do later this week when I do mine.

Yes, the conditioner does leave a sheen. It's not like armorall crap - it's a nice, low gloss sheen. I really like it. I suppose it does add a little slickness but IMO that's good so cloths slide.
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Any silicone in it?

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I can't believe I forgot to take photos of the interior - I will do later this week when I do mine.

Yes, the conditioner does leave a sheen. It's not like armorall crap - it's a nice, low gloss sheen. I really like it. I suppose it does add a little slickness but IMO that's good so cloths slide.
Thanks would appreciate pictures.

Everyone treats their leather differently and those who wait pay the price just like anything else.

I think leather needs a once a month treatment and spend more than I probably should but when I weigh it against the cost of a detailer it's fine plus immensely enjoy cleaning cars.
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Have you tried the Leathereque products and if so how does it compare? I've been really blown away by how well the Leathereque works

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Thanks Dave will give them a go

have some old leathers from the 70's from my village people dress alike days to try it on


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Have you tried the Leathereque products and if so how does it compare? I've been really blown away by how well the Leathereque works

I really like the rejuvenator I think they call it (too many dumb ass names to remember).
Put a load on my parts put them in the sun for a few days covered in vacuum bag for CF work and really soaked in. Needs another treatment for a few dry spots for the most part I can't imagine better results.

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Have you tried the Leathereque products and if so how does it compare? I've been really blown away by how well the Leathereque works
I really like there conditioner for deep conditioning. I had a bad experience with their dye and their customer service is the worst but the rejuvenating oil is excellent
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I . . . immensely enjoy cleaning cars.
If you are ever over this way, Doug, you are welcome to clean mine!

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Doug- Mine is dirty, too, but I doubt I can afford you.

Many of the pros recommend Connolly Hide Food, including Brian Crall.

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Doug- Mine is dirty, too, but I doubt I can afford you.

Many of the pros recommend Connolly Hide Food, including Brian Crall.
Terry, I don't recall the details but I read up on it a couple years back and it was not what the old product was. I wish I recalled the details but at the time I passed on it for good reason.

I seem to recall the original having animal fats and the new not.
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