Re: Leather Seat Maintenance
I fear that you will find that once the lreather has deteriorated to the
point of cracking or crazing there is little you can do to restore to near
In my limited experience the key to keeping leather like new & getting a
long life is:
Keep it out of direct sunlight, this may involve selecting carefully where
you park or carrying upholstery covers.
Frequently, say monthly at least, vacuum dust & grime away then clean &
apply leather dressing generously. Any of the better known recommended
leather dressing products will do but if in doubt consult a saddler.
Jag dealers & owners of new jags frequently know nothing about leather & if
you do nothing new leather might last 5 or 6 years before showing
Jag leather traditionally has been soft & subtle, (unlike the leather in
some other well known marks) & if looked after will last, looking good, at
least as long as vinyl or fabric.
You could just settl noie to stop further deterioration, re-upholster Very
costly) or possibly purchase new seats out of a wreck.
"Andy Coles" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have an early XJ40 with Doe skin seats. The leather on the drivers seat
>is starting to 'crack' and looked marked.
> I have tried Autoglym leather cleaner and polish which I was told was 'the
> best you can buy sir' but was very disappointed with it.
> What do enthusiasts use to bring the leather seats on their older cars
> back up to trim.