Extreme Leather Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
Concours & Car Care
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Extreme Leather Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning

Reply

Old 10-01-2012, 12:30 PM
  #1  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default Extreme Leather Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning

Lately we have been getting some extremely worn and tired interiors from customers. Customers have been bringing us cars that they would like to sell or just bring some life back into, hence paint corrections and now even interior corrections. On the below examples we tried just about everything on them. We even used steam, however we achieved the best results with the tools listed below.



Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers
Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad
Uber Interior Microfiber Towel
1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner

Description: 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner is a concentrated deep cleaning detergent that removes stubborn grime, grease, scuff marks, stains, soot and polish residue without harsh or abrasive cleaners.

Use on the dashboard, steering wheel, shift ****, arm rests, finished leather and pedals. Leaves a clean, no-shine finish.

- Removes stubborn grime from all interior trim
- Removes scuff marks
- Non-caustic formula won't harm surface
- Leaves an anti-static finish

1Z einszett Leather Care

Description: 1Z einszett Leather Care is specifically formulated for treating both semi-aniline and pigmented leather. einszett worked with local European leather suppliers to produce a product that effectively cleans the surface, removes oxidation, and maintains the suppleness of the finish without it looking unnaturally glossy or greasy. In addition, einszett Leather Care does not leave a powdery residue around the stitching, does not clog the pores of perforated leather, does not contain harsh chemicals that can strip the pigmented dye, and has a pleasant fragrance. The overall objective is to maintain the appearance of the leather as it was the day it came out of the factory.

- Cleans, conditions and protects in one simple step
- Restores suppleness to dry leather
- Can be used on leather saddles, boots and furniture
- Grease free, natural finish
- Pleasant lavender and sandalwood fragrance

Helpful Hints: Since the leather hide has a clear coat finish, when treating the leather, you are actually treating the clear coat and not the actual leather hide so you'll need to use a product that is formulated to treat the clear coat and not the hide itself as with 'unfinished' aniline leather.

Products specifically formulated to treat the finished coating contain special cleaners that remove oxidation, grime, body oils and sweat salt while conditioners maintain the flexibility of the finish so that the leather remains supple, not dry and brittle. (above from 1Z einszett USA)

Subject: Lexus LX470 - a daily driven vehicle that sees off road use.
Requirements: Interior Correction - The customer gave us the okay to go extreme on the interior. He wanted to see if we could get it to "LIKE New" condition, he had already planned on picking up new leather skins for it.

Just so you know its the real deal off road set up (full write up coming soon)


Let's take a look at what these products can do.

Griot's 3 inch was set between speed 5 and 6 throughout the complete process on the leather. Very little pressure was used to clean up the leather.



50/50 shot of the what the Griot's 3 inch with the Uber Ultra Brush Attachment and 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner can do.

Rear seat shots you can see the difference between the seat on the left and the middle seat


The contrast between the left and right is noticeable



Close up


Before: Driver's seat



This here is a side by side shot of the driver's seat. If you take a look you will see a drastic difference. Just in case you didn't know the left side is clean and the right side years of built up dirt, grime, grease.


A 50/50 shot of the center console



This is a close up shot of the center console. You really never realize how dirty it can get.


No words really needed at this point we know the formula works. Armrest shots

Before


50/50


Afters: The interior came out great with the tools and products above. The customer was trilled with the results and will no longer need to pick up replacement leather skins for his LX.

Leather was finished off with 1Z einszett Leather Care









Next example:

Subject: Lexus IS300
Requirements: Prep the car for sale - do what you can to improve the resale value - (full write up soon)



Griot's


50//50 shots of the driver's side bolster


50//50 shots of the driver's side seat - as you can see the products used are safe on vented seats



50/50 shot of the driver's side seat back


Close up



50/50 on the center armrest



We also used the Uber Ultra Soft Brush Attachment on the carpets.

Griot's 3 inch was set between speed 5 and 6 throughout the complete process on the carpets/mats. Light to moderate pressure was used to clean up the mats/carpets.

Before - Grease, grime, dirt, were all present. The Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher, Uber Ultra Soft Brush Attachment, and 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner were used to clean it all up.



After - all cleaned up but just one spot - still a very big improvement.


After shots -





Important Notes: You can damage the leather by going thru the clear coat with the machine (very much like paint), so make sure you take EXTREME CAUTION when working with the tools above - primarily the Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher and Uber Ultra Soft Brush Attachment

The above was for coated leather. Please NOTE this is NOT for suede, alcantara, or non coated leather.

You can buy this complete kit by Clicking Here
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 02:55 AM
  #2  
CORSASCHNELL
User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: California USA
Posts: 508
Default

Big difference, thanks for the pics. I had no idea leather has a clear coat layer.

Is it necessary to condition/moisterize the leather after such radical cleaning?
CORSASCHNELL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 07:47 AM
  #3  
Ski
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Heber Springs, AR
Posts: 7,891
Default

Don't laugh but when I put the new leather skin on the driver seat of my suburban the passenger looked dull. I was going to order a new one and the leather shop(seatshop.com) said use Scrubbing Bubbles with a soft brush, immediately use a very wet rag then dry the seat...WOW, the passenger seat is now the same color as the new driver leather. Of course used some good leather conditioner after that also.


Last edited by Ski; 10-08-2012 at 08:12 AM.
Ski is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 PM
  #4  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default

Originally Posted by CORSASCHNELL View Post
Big difference, thanks for the pics. I had no idea leather has a clear coat layer.

Is it necessary to condition/moisterize the leather after such radical cleaning?
it would be a good idea.
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2013, 04:52 AM
  #5  
charliejackson16
New User
 
charliejackson16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Posts: 1
Default

Really Excellent!
charliejackson16 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 11:23 AM
  #6  
a thompson
User
 
a thompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ann arbor
Posts: 151
Default

Philip, I just did this to my moms trashed Volvo and it now looks like new. Wish I had taken some photos. Anyway thanks, and who would think to use plastic cleaner on leather, but it works great and yes you should recondition the leather when you are done.
Andy
a thompson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 11:33 AM
  #7  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default

that's great!
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 02:35 AM
  #8  
ruby22
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2
Default

Hi,

Thanks for sharing this information with us. It is very beneficial for me because for so many days I am looking for the best deep cleanest for my car.

My car's back seat becomes so dirty it consists of so many stains all over it. Now I will definitely purchase this product to remove stains.

Hope it will help me in removing stains from my car.


carpet and upholstery cleaning service

Last edited by ruby22; 01-13-2018 at 02:04 AM. Reason: Spelling mistake
ruby22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 09:30 PM
  #9  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default

no problem, let us know how it goes.
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 07:37 PM
  #10  
KM1959
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 301
Default

On one hand it is great to see actual before/after pictures of an evidently great product with proper use. Thank you! On the hand... how do interiors get that gross?? Don't the owners ever bath??
KM1959 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 09:43 PM
  #11  
RodThefemur
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 17
Default

Nice work!

how long did you spend on each panel, and is speed 5-6 on the griots orbital similar to 5-6 on the porter cable?

thanks!

karl
RodThefemur is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 10:21 PM
  #12  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default

thanks!...the griots 3 inch will be a bit weaker than the PC. maybe use the pc on speed 4-5.
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 10:25 PM
  #13  
detailersdomain
Addict
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

Thread Starter
 
detailersdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,003
Default

Originally Posted by KM1959 View Post
On one hand it is great to see actual before/after pictures of an evidently great product with proper use. Thank you! On the hand... how do interiors get that gross?? Don't the owners ever bath??
LOL
__________________
Philip Yiu
Detailer's Domain
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.detailersdomain.com
tel: 201-233-0003
Promo code is rennlist for 10% off anything on the site
Current Sales and Updates
detailersdomain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 09:30 AM
  #14  
NJS_04_996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
NJS_04_996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 239
Default

Thanks for the info- the 1Z einszett leather care must be good stuff as it seems not to be readily available online, except at detailersdomain. So that would be your recommendation for the black perforated seats in my Panamera? They are currently in very good shape, so looking for the best product for maintaining them, and - to avoid clogging the seat's perforations. Was also considering Leathertique.
NJS_04_996 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 01:04 PM
  #15  
95_993
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
95_993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,360
Default

I've used the deep plastic cleaner and brush on PC with great success on my wife's Acura MDX with a very light grey interior.
95_993 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Extreme Leather Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: