Leather Seats Food Hide

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Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Daz-RSK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:34 am

Good morning people - I was just surfing through ebay to start with to see what products are on offer for Hide Food. I must admit to knowing nothing about this.

All I do know it should be applied more often than I do and probably once every couple of years. Although some of you may correct me here. Whilst I start to get the Capri sorted, with the interior being the next, I do need to attend to the leather. The front seats are being completely refurbed, so my concern is not there.

The rear seats though are not being worked on as there is no need. But I do need to clean / feed them.

Do any of you have any experience of this and which brand of cleaner / hide food you would use please ? Thanks for the guidance - really appreciated.

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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:36 am

Hi,
I use Gliptone Liquid Leather and think it's an amazing product.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gliptone-Lea ... :rk:4:pf:0

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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Daz-RSK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:47 am

Thanks Andrew. Really appreciated! I'll get some of that.

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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:55 am

Daz-RSK wrote:Thanks Andrew. Really appreciated! I'll get some of that.

It's always a good idea to test on an inconspicuous area first in case of any adverse reaction to your leather. I've never had any problems with it, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
The Gliptone cleaner is great, but the conditioner is brilliant as it restores the smell of leather.
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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:23 am

That looks good Andrew as I always use the autoglym but your stuff is a lot cheaper .
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That looks good Andrew as I always use the autoglym but your stuff is a lot cheaper .

I have used the Autoglym Leather Care in the past, but I changed over to the Gliptone after it was recommended to me. When I saw for myself how good it was, I didn't look back. Give it a try. :)

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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:08 pm

Yes I will I do try and do the seats ever 3 months and it’s better every time I do it . Out of interest do you do the seats before you go in to winter sleep ?
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:32 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes I will I do try and do the seats ever 3 months and it’s better every time I do it . Out of interest do you do the seats before you go in to winter sleep ?

I use them on the seats in my Toyota, not the Capri. I'm not sure what the recommended usage is, but I only do them once a year.

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Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:25 pm

O yes in my head I new that yôu had the correct seats but never thought . It does say every year on the bottle as well .feel better now as I did mine just before our ace cafe meet and forgot to do before her winter sleep .
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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:08 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:It does say every year on the bottle as well .feel better now as I did mine just before our ace cafe meet and forgot to do before her winter sleep .

I think it depends on how much exposure your seats get to the sun. It might be better for some people to treat their seats more often than once a year, but that works fine for me.

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Re: Leather Seats Food Hide

Postby Daz-RSK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:03 pm

Yes, good idea Andrew to try on a little patch of seat first to see if all is good.

I thought the frequency was longer than 3 months and something like a year or every 2 years. But you guys would know better than me. Mine never sees the sunlight unless it is out - and that is limited to 2/3 days per year. Sits in a dark garage most of its life. It's probably I could get 2 years out of a frequency.

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Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:22 am

Daz, i have to say its great the way you have jumped into the forum with both feet and interacted with everyone. All too often new people turn up, ask the same questions that 100 people have asked before them, give no comment at all to the responses and drop out never to be heard from again :banghead:
Its good to see someone doing it properly and really joining in as you are. :)