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How To Clean & Condition Your Leather Interior

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Cleaning, conditioning and protecting your leather are vitally important when it comes to preventing premature aging, which can be irreversible. Deterioration of your fine leather is caused by dirt, oil from your skin, sweat, lotions, accidental spills and the harsh UV rays from the sun.

Many think that leather cleaning is optional and if it doesn't look dirty, there is no need to clean prior to conditioning and protecting. This is not true! Cleaning prior to conditioning is very important when maintaining the look and feel of your leather interior. Even if you don't see dirt, your leather can be loaded with oils, lotions and sweat from your skin which can be extremely damaging to your leather.

How often you clean your leather interior depends on how often you drive as well as environmental conditions. If you live in a hot area and wear shorts, skirts and sleeveless shirts, you will need to clean it more often as your skin has more contact with the surface. Warmer areas also lead to more damage from UV rays and heat. As a guide, under normal driving conditions you should clean and condition your leather at least 3 times per year, but more often if needed.

A common misconception in leather care is that light colored leather needs to be cleaned more frequently than dark leather. This is false - dark colored leather gets just as dirty as lighter colors but you just can't see it as well, so make sure you stick to a regular maintenance schedule. Your leather care should be done on the same schedule as maintaining your paint protection.

For in between maintenance it is a good idea to use an interior detailer like the Sonus Cockpit Detailer. It can be used as often as needed to remove dust, light soil and maintain that freshly detailed look and feel. The interior Sonus Cockpit Detailer will also refresh your protection and keep dirt and oils from working in to your leather.

Quick detailing the interior with the Sonus Cockpit Detailer and a plush Sonus Microfiber Buffing Towel takes less than 10 minutes and is as simple as a quick mist onto the Sonus Microfiber Buffing Towel and wipe. It is safe for all interior synthetic materials as well as vinyl, plastic, rubber and leather surfaces. The Sonus Cockpit Detailer comes in a 16 ounce size and also a handy 8 ounce size to keep in your car or truck for those little accidental spills while you are on the go.

Leather Care Instructions

  • Apply the Sonus Leather Cleaner to the yellow scrubbing side of the Sonus SFX Pro Applicator and work into leather surface in small sections at a time,
  • When finished cleaning, give your leather a final wipe with a fresh, dry Sonus Microfiber Polishing Towel to remove the dirt and grime as well as any remaining Sonus Leather Cleaner.
  • Continue your process for the next section until your entire interior has been cleaned.
  • If your leather is heavily soiled, a second cleaning or use of an upholstery interior detailing brush may be necessary.
  • After your cleaning process is complete, apply your Sonus Leather Conditioner using the soft black side of your Sonus SFX Pro Applicator.
  • Work the Sonus Leather Conditioner into the into the leather one section at a time.
  • After allowing the Sonus Leather Conditioner to absorb, wipe any remaining excess with a clean, dry Sonus Microfiber Polishing Towel.
  • The Sonus Leather Cleaner and Sonus Leather Conditioner will maintain the look of your original factory finish.

After your leather cleaning and conditioning process is complete your leather have a fresh, new leather look and smell.For your your vinyl, rubber and plastic care Sonus also offers the Sonus Total Eclipse Protectant which offers an SPF 40 to protect the non-leather surfaces of your interior.

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