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Post your opinions on how you intend to protect and clean your leather seats or other parts of your new Spider.
I purchased car top cleaner and protectant on Amazon haven't used it yet but had great reviews so I got some to use when the weather turns nice again.
I'm interested in knowing if anyone has had any experience in cleaning the inside of their vehicle, and what worked best for them.
Hopefully this thread will help us all keep our Spiders in great looking condition.
 

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All the Japanese cars I've had with leather seats held up well, but none of them had any leather aroma at all. Apparently, the Japanese don't like the smell of tanned leather, so whatever process they use doesn't have any odor. I really like the smell of leather - think old Jaguars - and finally found a good conditioner that smells great! And, actually, Zaino makes a great line of car care products. I've used many of them and have never been disappointed.

http://www.zainostore.com/product/Z-10.html



This is just a conditioner. For cleaning, I normally use good old Lexol.



Lexol conditioner works well, but I don't like the smell.
 

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i have used several leather conditioners over the years and always pick one that list lanolin in it. passed on one though that also has beeswax in it, mentally thought that would be overkill. have always used it twice a year, in spring and fall, with excellent results of soft supple leather. have never had a light colored interior though. all have been black except my 83 chry 5th Ave with was dark blue.
 
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Amante,
I did purchase your suggestions will post how they work for me when I use them.


Thanks, Amante and Unknownsir for your posts.
 

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I think the first thing we need to find out is whether the Fiat leather seats are treated with a no-maintainance plastic-type film, as was my recent Corvette (and several other modern cars). If that's the case, you don't need to do anything other than wash with water.
 
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I do not think they are coated LongBeachJim but worth checking out before I start to do any cleaning.
I wonder if anyone else knows about this.
 

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For me when I conditioned it soaked right in like a raw leather and didn't sit on top. I had never heard of plastic sealed leather before. Not sure I can wrap my mind around a plastic coating preventing summers heat from drying out the leather and not having the plastic delaminate off of the leather eventually.
 
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