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Old 02-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Taking Care of Leather Seats/Sofas

We just picked up a wonderful 2003 38 ft. Holiday Rambler Endeavor. It has a leather sofa (brand new reupholstered), a leather J-lounge and leather captains chairs. The leather on the lounge and the chairs is like new. I would appreciate some advice on the best way to keep all the leather looking as good as it does now....products, application methods, frequency, etc. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Saddle soap for cleaning. I use protectall for protection.
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saddle soap and a good lanolin conditioner
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Im actually not a big fan of saddle soap. I prefer to use a good cleaner and conditioner from the auto industry on all of my leather goods. One of my favorites right now is a 2 in 1 from Chemical Guys. I just did all the leather goods in our new purchase and they came out outstanding. It both cleans and conditions and leaves the leather feeling as good as new. It is very important however to follow the directions carefully. There is some great info on it here.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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Are you sure it isn't Ultra-Leather? Ultra-Leather isn't leather. Don't use Alcohol. I just ruined my wifes brand new Couch.
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If the furniture is covered with Ultra Leather (as it is in most motor homes ) it is a polyurethane material and should be cleaned with a non-alcohol based cleaner such as 409 or a mild detergent and water.
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We use Murphy's Oil Soap - it's a gentle cleaner and leaves a nice soft glow too.

And yes, the material is UltraLeather.
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DW says she uses Meguiar's Leather Cleaner and Conditioner on ours. http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/
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If the furniture is covered with Ultra Leather (as it is in most motor homes ) it is a polyurethane material and should be cleaned with a non-alcohol based cleaner such as 409 or a mild detergent and water.
409 is what Fleetwood told me to use and it works great on the Ultra leather.
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As mentioned I'll bet the original furniture is Ultra Leather, however if they did spend the $$$$ to get it reupholstered in leather you can't do better than Leatherique for keeping it soft and new looking.

No affiliation other than using it for years on leather seating in vehicles, jackets, gloves, home furniture etc. Pricey compared to most products but a small investment in the overall scheme of MH ownership and well worth the extra money.
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My Son said a lot of people on the Ford Auto site recommend Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner on REAL leather. Get it on and off real fast. BY Gosh, I tried it and it works.
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Isn't 'Ultraleather' and 'Leatherette' the same stuff? Because when I toured some new RVs last month, 'Leatherette' was what they were calling it. And when I asked if it wasn't just plastic the salesman (owner of the place actually) said, 'Yep'.
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I'm thinking "ultraleather" may be a flexsteel trademark?
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I'm thinking "ultraleather" may be a flexsteel trademark?
No it isn't. It's made by Gulf fabrics Inc. There web site is HERE. They have cleaning info on the site.
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