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Old 11-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Ultra leather

I have a 2002 Alpine and would like to hear from you if you have found a product that is effective and safe to use on Ultra Leather.
Thanks in advance, Joe
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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I have a 2002 Alpine and would like to hear from you if you have found a product that is effective and safe to use on Ultra Leather.
Thanks in advance, Joe
If you mean cleaning,409, per Fleetwood, with my MH, not sure about Alpines
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it is not leather so do not use leather cleaning products. Recommended cleaning is with soap and water. I would only use things like our 409 only in little areas with a hard to get our stain and test it first in an out of the way area. I did use a cleaner once to get ball point ink off on our biege ultra suede but got most of it off with soap and water.
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Greased Lightning works to remove ball point ink.
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303 Aerospace Protectant UV Protectant is the product I started to use and I really like it. I have a friend that is into restoring classic cars and he uses only this product. It has a UV protectant and when applied to leather or tires it will not rub off and if you rub against a tire it doe’s not leave a black mark on your clothes. When you use on tires, just clean the tires first then apply and then wipe dry. It’s a little pricy but I usually buy it by the gallon and it lasts me for about a year. If you are going to Quartzsite this year you might find it there. I bought it for $50.00 in the big tent last year and still have about half left in the bottle.

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The manufacturer of the Ultra Leather does recommend only using soap and water, but I love the 303 stuff, too. Haven't tried it on our Ultra Leather, but if it works for Jim, it seems like it should be a-OK.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:47 PM   #7
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The auto upholstery shop I use, he has been in business for 40 years, says the only product he uses which is safe for Ultra Leather is Simple Green. I just dilute it in a spray bottle and carry it in the motorhome. I have been using it for years with no problems.
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This is from my Safari manual. Ultra-Leather care directions starts at the bottom of the left hand column.

So far I have not needed anything stronger than soap and water.

It also lists the phone number for Ultrafabrics Customer
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Thank you all....I'll put all your information to good use.
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Thank all of you who responded to my quest of cleaning Ultra Leather. I used 409 and the leather cleaned up like new. Anyone who needs their Ultra Leather cleaned I strongly recommend this product.
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Try 90% rubbing alcohol, <$2 at CVS, Walgreens, etc., in an inconspicuous area. Stuff works amazingly well on a variety of cleanups. I put a spray nozzle direct on the bottle.
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Sometimes the product that cleans the best is too powerful. 409 and Fantastic are quite strong, and I usually save them for hard surfaces. For soft surfaces, I agree that the "weakest" cleaner that does the job is best.

When I was a young guy working at a gas station, I was amazed at how well "White Wall Cleaner" worked. I tried it on my upholstery and WOW did it clean. Two weeks later, the thread started disintegrating.

Probably had some chemical that has long-since been banned.
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Sometimes the product that cleans the best is too powerful. 409 and Fantastic are quite strong, and I usually save them for hard surfaces. For soft surfaces, I agree that the "weakest" cleaner that does the job is best.

When I was a young guy working at a gas station, I was amazed at how well "White Wall Cleaner" worked. I tried it on my upholstery and WOW did it clean. Two weeks later, the thread started disintegrating.

Probably had some chemical that has long-since been banned.
Boy, You must be as old as me if you can remember cleaning whitewall tires. Didn't you just hate it when you cut a corner to tight and kissed the curb with your tire?

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