Top Five Leather Care Products in South Africa

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Business Link spoke to Shawn Heath, the owner of Detail My Ride, to find out which products are best for leather care.  This is part two of a three part series on the best products for car care.

Detail My Ride offers a premium car detailing service to all lovers of cars.  Shawn says that they lovingly clean, refurbish and polish all manner of cars – from inexpensive runabouts to supercars.

“The one thing all these cars have in common is an owner who loves their vehicle,” says Shawn.

Leather is hugely popular for upmarket care interiors because it is comfortable and durable.  However, by its very nature leather absorbs all manner of liquids and oils and over time it may become very discoloured and it may become dry and then deteriorate.

Shawn says, “As detailers a large portion of our time is spent on leather care.  Many of the vehicles that we service come to us with leather seats and trim in very bad condition and, thanks to some very good products, we are able to transform the leather from old, stained and cracked to almost show room condition again.”

These products are listed below. 

  1. Colourlock Mild Leather Cleaner

Colourlock Mild Leather Cleaner comes in a foam dispenser bottle as foams clean the leather more efficiently than liquid agents. Foam also lowers the consumption and the leather does not become wet, which could otherwise become hard after drying.  Colourlock Mild Leather Cleaner is perfect for use against normal degrees of soiling. Click here for pricing and more information.

  • Colourlock Protector

Colourlock Protector is a power leather protector and may be used on old car leather, furniture leather, bags and leather clothing.  A single 150ml bottle is sufficient to cover the entire interior leather of a car. May only be used for pigmented leathers. Click here for pricing and more information.

  • Colourlock Shield

Colourlock Shield is a new leather protector and should be applied within the first three years to protect it against traces of wear and abrasion, as well as discolouration from the dye transfer of clothing. The driver’s seat and particularly the entry bolsters of sports seats and high support cushions usually begin showing typical signs of wear over the first three years. Treat the driver’s seat every three months, the rest of the leather every six to twelve months.  May only be used for pigmented leathers. Click here for pricing and more information.

  • Swissvax Leather Cleaner

Swissvax Leather Cleaner is ideal for gentle cleaning for newer leather and darker colours. Regular use maintains the beauty of the leather surface and this product is best used in conjunction with a Swissvax cleaning brush for non-perforated leather while a sponge applicator is best for treating perforated leather such as climatized seats. Click here for pricing and more information.

  • Swissvax Leather Milk

Swissvax Leather Milk feeds and revitalizes used napa leather surfaces. It is enriched with glycerin, vitamin E and UV protection filters to prevent leather aging. After it has been applied allow some time for the leather to absorb before giving it a final wipe. Swissvax provides a varity of detailing towels for application.  May only be used for pigmented leathers.  Click here for pricing and more information.

Click here to read about the Top Five Car Waxes Available in South Africa and the Top 5 Car Cleaning Products in South Africa.

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