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The owners manual suggests that the leather seats should be cleaned/cared for with soap and water. Surprises me. Any suggestions/endorsements re: leather care/cleaning products would be most appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I anticipate there will be many suggestions with lots of options to your query. Here is my 2 cents, I have had very good success with Zaino Z10 Leather in a Bottle. It is very easy to apply (often I just us my hand rather than any applicator) and it gets absorbed into the leather nicely. The result is a non shiny, non sticky supple/soft surface that smells just like a new car's leather. :cool:
 

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I haven't used the product myself, but when my c7 comes in I was going to try a product called AMMO NYC for my paint, wheel, and interior care. The website has great videos on how to care for your paint, wheels, and interior. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Also, if anyone has used this product please let me know what you thought about it because it is a bit pricey, so I'd like some opinions on it before I buy it.
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Lexol has been the go to standard for a lot of higher end vehicles and is available at most any auto parts store. I've used it for well over 15 years and it has performed great on everything from a restored 911 to a brand new Jeep.

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Use Lexol leather cleaner, then conditioner/preserver on the leather in my cars; been very happy with it. However, I have moved away from Lexol vinyl treatment, now using Meguiar's "Natural Shine" for that and like it better.
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Remember, you have coated leather, so the surface is plasticized, not leather, any good all purpose cleaner will work...

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Wow, very interesting Glen. I guess I am going to have to try that water test. I do use 303® Aerospace Protectant on the dash of some of my cars including my Porsche, but have not used it on the C7 and never used it on the seats of any of my cars. I am just a bit confused since as I mentioned in my post I have been using Zaino Z10 Leather in a Bottle. According to article in your link, it made sense to use it on my Porsche and Volvo, but not my XTS or RedHot, yet it certainly went on fine, appeared to be properly absorbed and left the surface feeling as I would expect- supple. :cool:
 

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Leather interiors started to get coated years ago when Lth started to be a huge cost for warranty.....almost every car these days except 100k exotics are coated...it's not a cheap thing, it's just more protection.....
 

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Meguiars interior detailer cleaner.Nothing fancy but does a great job on leather and plastics with no fake used car lot shine.
 

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Due to the fact that the leather is urethane coated, I don't recommend using leather conditioners (especially something like Lexol) because the oils in them will actually attract and hold dirt/grime, and friction will wear the coating on the leather out faster than if you simply keep them clean by wiping them down periodically with a damp microfiber towel. Nothing wrong with using something like Meg's Quik Interior Detailer, Infinite Use Detail Juice, or the like to aid with cleaning (or in extreme cases an APC).

That said, there are also coatings specifically designed to protect urethaned leather which are a great option if you are concerned about staving off wear (especially since Corvette interiors tend to be more exposed to the environment than most if you have a convertible or drive your coupe with the targa roof panel removed).
 

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