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  1. Coronavirus cleanliness could be damaging your steering wheel Alcohol-based hand sanitisers can be very hard on leather. 2020 isn’t an easy year for anyone. COVID-19 has changed virtually every aspect of life for people around the world. As we try to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, keeping our hands clean has become a key activity we engage in daily. But the hand sanitisers we use could also have a detrimental effect on the trim in the vehicles we love, specifically with regards to steering wheels. That point is explained in this video from Craft Customs, a Texas company that specialises in custom steering wheels and other interior components. Many factory-original steering wheels are wrapped in leather, and while they generally feature automotive grade leather with a special top coat for protection, alcohol and petroleum-based products can break down that protective coat very quickly. Pretty much every kind of hand sanitiser is based on alcohol, and with hand sanitizer being used feverishly these days, well, you get the idea. The video includes a short demonstration of how alcohol and petroleum-based products can affect leather. A piece of automotive-grade leather is hit with hand sanitiser, rubbing alcohol, and since the vast majority of motorists still have cars with internal combustion engines, petrol is also thrown into the mix. For this presentation, straight rubbing alcohol does the quickest damage and though it’s hard to see on camera, a softening of the leather and loss of the protective coat occurs within seconds. It starts with the leather getting sticky, and once the coating compromised, the leather is easily damaged. We can see the leather flaking off as the video host runs his fingernail over the compromised section. Since other products are mixed in with hand sanitiser, the damage is a bit slower but it still happens in a very short amount of time. If you’re grabbing your steering wheel with hands still damp from the sanitiser, you could well be causing harm. Suffice it to say, you probably shouldn’t be slathering the wheel with it. The video recommends thoroughly cleaning the interior just a couple of times a year, but since it was posted pre-coronavirus, that might not be the best advice today. The video does recommend a simple mix of soap and water to keep the leather clean without causing damage, and it also recommends leather conditioners that don’t have a silicone or petroleum base. https://shopee.sg/MEGUIAR'S-RICH-LEATHER-SPRAY-G10916-AND-EDGELESS-MICROFIBER-i.92935577.1582174839 https://shopee.sg/Lexol-Spray-Leather-Conditioner-500ml-(genuine-Leather-Chair-Special-Care)-i.191408058.3605073162
  2. carloverguy2017

    DIY steering wheel wrap - very nicely done !

    Here is a very successful DIY project - leather wrap ( or Alcantera ) on steering wheel. The wrap is customised for each specific model of steering wheel, and they provide all necessary items required for the DIY, which is a rather nice feature . There shall be no mention of what seller since this post is to show you how easy to DIY your steering wrap. If you are good at hands-on, do consider this option instead of paying hundreds to shops instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xU_IvxSN2A
  3. We can all agree on one thing; it is important to have seat comfort in your car! Just think about it this way: when you drive, you're spending all the time in your car seat, so that car seat has to be comfortable and suitable for you. However, when choosing a car seat, there are several choices you can make. Leather or fabric car seats are the most popular choices. Anyhow, the real question here is ' ' Are car seats in leather better than fabric '? ' And, we're here to discuss all of this. So, let's no longer waste time and get straight to business. Let's see the leather and fabric car seats ' advantages and disadvantages. I prefer fabric seats myself as it is not as hot as leather. But the thing about fabric is that it gets dusty very quickly. So usually I will standby a magic clean duster to dust away from the dust.
  4. Hi. I am looking for a car seat company which deals with this kind of car seat for the car. Is there anyone in Spore who does it? http://articles.sae.org/11983/ Thanks!
  5. Thermodynamics

    Leather shoes: Any recommendation?

    I recently bought a pair of Hush Puppies black leather shoes and realized that it is not really good. Regretted the purchase. Any bro here can recommend a good pair of leather shoes?
  6. Hi guys, my pet dog accidentally peed in the rear seat (my fault for not walking her earlier). I used tissue to soak the urine from the seat (leather seat) and clean it. The next day when I came to the car, there was a strong smell. Can’t really pinpoint where the smell is coming from but it’s at the rear seat. Realised that some parts of the seat were made of fabric (those sections for the seat belt buckle and child seat Anchor Point). Suspect the urine might have gone through these fabric parts and soaked and lying at the underneath of the seat hence giving out the smell. Tried the following: 1) vacuuming the area 2) fabreeze 3) baking soda on the seat overnight 4) charcoal deodarizer with fragrance gel The first 3 did not help much. The deodorizer help in masking the smell (since it has fragrance) but I’m still able to smell the pungent smell now and then. I have tried spraying fabreeze on the suspected areas lots of times. But it doesn’t help much. When open the car door, I can still smell abit of the pungent smell. Is it possible that the urine might have seeped through the leather seat and hence the smell is coming from inside the leather? If that’s the case, any advice on how to remove the smell from the leather seat? Thanks in advance. Anyway the car is only 4 months old
  7. Any recommendation other then classic auto leather? Their business too good already.
  8. Any one know where got cheap and good deal for Johor Bahru Leather upholstery for car seats?? Pls list address and contact no here.... Thanks
  9. Louisckp

    PVC leather fabric for sofa

    hi, anyone know where to buy sheets of fake leather fabric? i need to buy some to repair my sofa which is torn due to dog sratching. i know there is one in motorcycle seat business but i guess they need the stock so properly mark up the price.
  10. Throttle2

    Zymol Leather Care cream

    Anyone has experience in using this. Any reviews on the ease of use and the scent? also where i can buy this? Thanks
  11. Wpower

    Sofa leather

    any factory to recommend to reupholster ?
  12. 5936

    Leather wrap gear knob

    Where can I do leather wrap for my auto gear knob? Roughly how much?
  13. Hi guys May I check how long after receiving a new car, should I do up polishing/waxing/sealant etc....? Should I wait a few months and enjoy the stock condition first, or straight away protect the car? Any recommended shops for these items? And any other items I should be looking out for to look after the exterior and interior? All comments welcome! Thanks!
  14. Been wanting to leather my car seats as my kiddo has been tramping on it like nobody's business. Fabric just doesnt work. So I went to a famous shop in Sin Min estate and was quoted an incredible S$5,600. My balls dropped at that instance and I left. To all bros here, any other shops with good stitching and REASONABLE pricing?
  15. Tas0577

    Re-Wrap Leather Steering Wheel

    Guys, I have some worn out spot on my stock leather steering wheel and thinking to re-wrap it, any recommended leather shops with good workmanship? Will the quality as good as the stock wrapping?
  16. hi everyone, I am looking for the above.. anyone can recommend me as I don't know where to start.. preferably a workshop with Facebook etc so that I may view their completed works.. thanks bros!
  17. east41st

    3M™ Leather & Vinyl Cleaner

    Anyone knows where can buy this cleaner? Autobac does not sell. http://solutions.3m.com.sg/wps/portal/3M/en_SG/AAD-Mobile/Car-Care/For-Car-Owner/Leather-Vinyl-Restorer/
  18. WHO ARE WE? We are Urban Auto Spa Pte Ltd, a car detailing company based in Synergy @ Kaki Bukit. Urban Auto Spa understands the fundamental of car paint. With this knowledge, we are able to rejuvenate your car to showroom condition without burning your pockets. Urban Auto Spa pampers vehicles with a variety of services including diamond polishing, glass coating applications, interior cleaning, upholstery protection leather treatment and more. Our passionate team believes in providing the best coating to protect your ride with a long lasting shine. We provide Car Solutions to the busy lives of today’s working adults: Time is one of the factors when it comes to keeping one’s car clean. Busy work schedules, late nights in office doing OT.. We understand that. Hence at Urban Auto Spa, we offer mobile grooming services right at your doorstep, be it your home, or your office carpark. Our emphasis has always been building a long term relationships with our customers. Be rest assured on our detailing works, as we only want to deliver the best workmanship and services to our customers. List of Services: Diamond Polish Glass Coating (Car Body) Interior Cleaning Leather Treatment and Protection Car Mask Waxing Upholstery Protection Headlamp Restoration (Exterior) Windscreen Coating Engine Bay Cleaning Vehicle Fleet Management (Polish & Grooming) Mobile Grooming Services CURRENT PROMOTIONS!!! *Diamond Polish Package* Diamond Polish Glass Coating (Car Body) Windscreen Coating Interior Cleaning Leather Treatment and Protection Upholstery Protection Engine Bay Cleaning So what’s DIAMOND POLISH? Diamond Polish is a 4 Layer Polish Treatment Lacquer – To remove scratches, watermark and weathered rough surface Glaze – Remove light to medium contaminations, mild scratches and oxidated surface that cannot get rid through swirling polishes and blemishes Polish – Enhance car paint glossiness and smoothiness Provide ultimate glossy protection to any cleaned and polished paint finish REJUVENATE YOUR CAR WITH US TODAY! CONTACT US Dropby our shop at: 25 Kaki Bukit Road 4 #03-83 Synergy@KB S(417800) Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri) 10am - 6pm (Sat) Closed on Sun & PHs Hotlines: Phone : 63854306 / 97937234 / 81661759 Email: urbanas @ singnet. com. sg Follow us as we bring you more of our updates each day! Our Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/urbanautospa/?fref=ts
  19. haronkr

    Equus Leather

    Hello! I'm looking for a new belt and was recommended to get one from this website. Customisable and made from premium leather. Anyone bought from Equus before? Cheers
  20. Dear all Fit/Jazz Owners, Jackspeed is currently offering a promotion for fellow Fit/Jazz owners, please refer to the following:- 1) Full Automotive OEM top-grain leather: $ 700 2) Combi-leather: $ 550 3) Steering wheel: $ 180 for normal, $ 160 for GB of 10 or more at confirmation 4) Gear Knob and Hand Brake: $ 80 each for normal, $ 60 each for GB of more than 10 at confirmation 5) Gear Knob and Hand Brake Gaiter: $ 80 each for normal, $ 60 each for GB of more than 10 at confirmation The above includes 2 free embroidery with artwork provided, price excluding GST. 2-tone and contrasting stitches are included in the package. Change of design to be discussed separately, exceptional complex change of design to be impose a norminal design charge and to be discussed separately with our designer. Leather and man-make leather used will be compliance to EURO, ASTM, DIN, BS and ISO standards, which are typically the OEM Automotive standards being call for. Jackspeed premium leather will be used, which is the top-grain cow hikes leather, the most premium layer of the hike. Technical specifications can be provided upon request. You can choose the colours you prefer, the range for full leather will be wider than the colours for combi-leather. Please let us know if GB are being organized so that proper scheduling can be arranged, otherwise come at individual basis for colour, design and installation schedule. You may look for Joan or myself Desmond at 96951379 or desmond@jackspeed.com for further information or clarifications.
  21. Any shops that sell the above? Looking for the custom cutting that can fit and cover the whole dashboard. Pls recommend thanks!
  22. Bros & Sis, I am thinking of getting almost 10 yrs old GS300 and renew COE to drive another 10 yrs. Plan to fully recondition including repray, change a complete set of leather for its interior. Can bros and Sis here share your experience in changing car seat leather? can we get something close to the original in term of quality? Many thanks.
  23. First of all........ a) I have searched the forum, nothing much about cleaning luxury watch straps (alligator leather to be specific) b) I refrained from posting in the watches thread, as high chance it will get lost within the tons and tons of watch posts... For this matter, if the mods think this is more suitable in the watch thread, pls feel free to merge Any watch experts there has any suggestions/recommendations on how to clean, care and maintain alligator leather watch straps? Mine is a light coloured strap, so I would presume products such as Mink oil doesn't work as it darkens the leather? Also, after each wear, I will wipe the straps with a damp cloth, let it dry, before putting it back to my watch winder, would that suffice? Any useful/helpful comments would be greatly greatly appreciated. cheers and happy 2016
  24. Mustang

    Car semi leather

    My driver seat kena poked by a screwdriver cause I accidentally put it behind my jean pocket and there's a hole.Any shops that can only change the semi leather cover?
  25. Killingtimes

    Remove stain on leather seat

    Hi, been about a year or so since I have my car....and the leather seats are getting dirty after sometimes.....is there any good soultion to clean it and bring back the cleanliness again? Is it worth to bring it to professional leather restoring service center? If so, which is the cheapest and reliable? Thanks..