Thanks for the tip. I haven’t gone aggressive yet because I didn’t want to damage the leather. I just bought the chemical guys cleaner and conditioner. Hoping that works...How aggressive did you get with the scrubbing? I clean my leather with 303 multi purpose cleaner and scrub the crap out of it to get all the grease and dirt off with a scrub brush.
This article was very helpful (I am not affiliated) when I was trying to figure out how to clean a leather seat. Clean leather car seats with tips from the professional detailer!
having said that, your staining almost looks more like some kind of chemical discoloration. I would still just try more elbow grease and a scrub brush with an all purpose cleaner.
He should definitely start with that but if it’s not working then he won’t have much choice but to try other methods. I thought scrubbing leather seats was insane when I first read the article but it worked.Strongly recommend NOT to use any cleaners except water and microfiber as per the Manual.
Sure, there is abrasive methods like magic eraser and such, but you remove the protective film bit by bit.He should definitely start with that but if it’s not working then he won’t have much choice but to try other methods. I thought scrubbing leather seats was insane when I first read the article but it worked.
Ah, so actually I agree with you on the magic eraser. That’s pretty abrasive and should be done with caution. That would be last on my list of things to try, if at all. A good horse hair brush really just agitates the cleaner to help lift the stain.Sure, there is abrasive methods like magic eraser and such, but you remove the protective film bit by bit.
I reccommend a Seat Towel to avoid dirt and stains when not wearing clean clothes.
Slightly off topic if I may:
I use on our Next Gen (2015) seats Lexol (cleaner and conditioner). Why ? Because it looked like it was quit popular, and I did not have personal preference with any brand.
Quite happy with the result, but I wonder if it's really worth all the work: can someone confirm the next gen leather is actually coated leather, thus conditioning it is probably useless (as the coating prevents the product from "nourishing" the leather)?
Technically correct as to current production. But they did in the past, as with the Next Gen leather seats in my car.I don’t believe Tesla uses leather (animal hide) for their seat covers. It’s “synthetic leather”, which is also known as “vegan leather”. When selecting an upholstery cleaner, you might want to make sure it’s appropriate for this type of material.