oil Tag

Don’t use oil products on the leather seats in your car: Video

Posted: Jan 24, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Oil soap can ruin your auto interior Oil products like olive oil, oil soap  and WD-40 can ruin the leather seats in your car, so you should not use them.  Old wives' tales say oil helps soften up and condition leather, but that only works for baseball mitts and cowboy horse saddles - not your nice leather seats. Leave any additional questions in the comments or check out our post on wives' tales related to leather care.... [read more...]

How to keep auto interior looking new

Posted: Nov 21, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Eating fast food in your car is unavoidable on some busy days, and we’ve all had those, “Oh crap!” moments when fries went flying all over the car seat.  Although this isn’t unusual or uncommon, it’s probably not something you should brush off too lightly if you have leather seats. Grease and oil, even just the natural oils in your skin, can really add up and cause damage to your leathe... [read more...]

Old wives’ tales for repairing leather car seats

Posted: Oct 24, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

I've seen people try every household product in the book to clean and repair their leather auto interior, and there are 8 products I see that cause major problems for people on a regular basis.  I don’t recommend using any of the following on your auto leather: Olive oil Shoe polish Beeswax Hair spray Markers Window cleaner Finger nail polish remover Disposable cleaning suppl... [read more...]

How to prevent dirt and oil damage to vinyl boat seats

Posted: Jul 11, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

If you own a boat and your seats have cushions, it is highly likely those cushions are made of vinyl. Vinyl is an ideal material for boat seats because it is not easily damaged by water and holds up well in most any weather. While this material is very durable, surface dirt can wear it down over time. When people sit, stand and move around on your boat seats, the dirt and oils on the surfac... [read more...]

Do not use olive oil to fix your leather!

Posted: Mar 23, 2011Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, General, Leather Advice From the Pros

Do not use olive oil on your leather couch With dry, dirty or scratched leather, you may find yourself scouring the internet for DIY treatments. Many articles cite olive oil as a cure-all for every leather ailment, from scratches to dryness to odors. It is likely that this myth came from the age old practice of oiling baseball gloves and horse saddles.  Oil may have its perks in functionality for those purposes, but we strongly discourage... [read more...]