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      12-25-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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As my M5 is already 1 month old I am wondering how to start with the best leather maintenance. From my previous experience from my F82 M4, Marino leather seats are really fragile and wears up quite fast. Question is - what products I should use to keep it as good as new?

Today I spent some time on detailing forums and seems like Zymol Leather Cleaner and Zymol Treat Leather Conditioner will be the products that I would go for.

In M4 I have used Gyeon Leather Cleaner and Leather Coat however the effect for me was too glossy. I want to keep factory mat finish without any glossynes.

What are your opinion and how do you maintain leather in your cars?

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Ceramic pro leather sealant!!! #1
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Ceramic pro leather sealant!!! #1
What do you use for maintenance after ceramic pro interior. I had mine protected and debating what to use. My installer told me a damp cloth would be good enough...:
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What do you use for maintenance after ceramic pro interior. I had mine protected and debating what to use. My installer told me a damp cloth would be good enough...:
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What do you use for maintenance after ceramic pro interior. I had mine protected and debating what to use. My installer told me a damp cloth would be good enough...:
Ceramic pro sport can be used on top of all ceramic pro products.. I wipe mine with a damp cloth to wipe off any dirt then apply ceramic pro sport
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What do you use for maintenance after ceramic pro interior. I had mine protected and debating what to use. My installer told me a damp cloth would be good enough...:
Ceramic pro sport can be used on top of all ceramic pro products.. I wipe mine with a damp cloth to wipe off any dirt then apply ceramic pro sport
Where can you purchase the ceramic pro sealant and ceramic pro cleaner?
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      12-26-2018, 06:46 PM   #7
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Where can you purchase the ceramic pro sealant and ceramic pro cleaner?
You canít purchase the ceramic pro leather sealer unless a certified detailer applies it for you.. the ceramic pro SPORT can be purchased to take home from the detailer as a maintenance spray..
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      12-28-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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As my M5 is already 1 month old I am wondering how to start with the best leather maintenance. From my previous experience from my F82 M4, Marino leather seats are really fragile and wears up quite fast. Question is - what products I should use to keep it as good as new?

Today I spent some time on detailing forums and seems like Zymol Leather Cleaner and Zymol Treat Leather Conditioner will be the products that I would go for.

In M4 I have used Gyeon Leather Cleaner and Leather Coat however the effect for me was too glossy. I want to keep factory mat finish without any glossynes.

What are your opinion and how do you maintain leather in your cars?
I have Merino leather and though the Gyeon products didn't change the appearance at all. I just ordered them.
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      12-30-2018, 11:40 AM   #9
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Thanks for answers. After some additional research I have decided to go with Swisswax Leather Kit. I have still Gyeon products, however i will not use it on M5 Leather. This is the effect of using this product for one year in M4 leather:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wMiye2PdpbDJq6EG9

The M4 leather got to shiny for me, and I was using both - cleaner and leather coat.

To compare - I want to keep the mat appearance of my steering wheel and seats that you can see below for as long as possible

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CdPBLg5AFc3ADaH78

I do not want to use one product like Gyeon Leather Shield, and leave it without further maintenance, because I think that if you want to keep your leather soft it need to be regularly treated by some conditioner. So after reading many reviews I decided to go with Swisswax - just made an order yesterday and can't wait use it for the first time

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Gyeon Leather Shield is all I use now. Works great on Silverstone.
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Gyeon Leather Shield.
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Ceramic pro leather sealant!!! #1
definitely gets my vote. I use it works great. leather must be very clean first
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How about Gyeon Leather Shield or Ceramic pro leather sealant durability? What is the appearance of the leather after 3 or months of everyday use after single application of one of this products?

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How about Gyeon Leather Shield or Ceramic pro leather sealant durability? What is the appearance of the leather after 3 or months of everyday use after single application of one of this products?
I'm at 6 months of everyday use, with ceramic pro, I have not done a single thing since my detailer did the seats. They still look new, and my seats are white FYI.
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How about Gyeon Leather Shield or Ceramic pro leather sealant durability? What is the appearance of the leather after 3 or months of everyday use after single application of one of this products?
I applied two coats of Gyeon in the summer. Have been driving it daily in snowy winter, with 3 toddlers kicking with their snow boots in the rear seats. No issue so far.
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Where can you purchase the ceramic pro sealant and ceramic pro cleaner?
You can’t purchase the ceramic pro leather sealer unless a certified detailer applies it for you.. the ceramic pro SPORT can be purchased to take home from the detailer as a maintenance spray..
Car pro leather. https://www.amazon.com/CarPro-CQuart.../dp/B00REX3LFM

Works great with car pro inside cleaner first
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Leather and Alcantara care

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