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Old 12-27-2011, 02:30 AM
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King Ranch Leather Care

I bought a 2012 King Ranch F-250 the other day and I was wondering what product was the best to use to maintain the leather and how often it should be used.

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Leather care has been a topic in the past, but I'd be curious too.

I will say if you use your truck, have a dog, or both you might consider seat covers. I have a fitted set from SeatSaver and they are nice. I wish I kept them on all the time... it never fails when they are off I damage the seats. Also, if you do have a dog - don't slam on the brakes with it sitting in the middle of the back seat. The only scratch I have on my console lid is from a family members #$%# dog's toenail - got wings and flew in to the front seat.
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I'm pretty bad about caring for my leather like I should. I am also interested in a good procedure for keeping leather look good. Of course, you have that really squisshy, living room recliner type leather, don't cha?
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The newer leather in our trucks is easier to maintain than say my '06. I have always used Leather cpr with excellent results.

Edit: This is my 3rd KR and this version leather is very low maintenance compared to the old castano leather.
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In the older KR's, the leather was untreated, therefore not sealed. These seats required treatment to keep the leather from drying out. Lexol worked very well for mine.
The new KR's are now using treated leather (vinyl impregnated) so treatment is not near as necessary, as the leather is nearly impervious.
ArmorAll will work as well as anything. Dressing is merely cosmetic.
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Just bought an 2012 King Ranch myself, and this was reccomended to me to use LEATHER CONDITIONER - King Ranch Saddle Shop.
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Just bought an 2012 King Ranch myself, and this was reccomended to me to use LEATHER CONDITIONER - King Ranch Saddle Shop.
I have used this before, and love the smell. Its a deep leather/saddle scent.
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Thanks for all the input. I would like to post pictures of my truck, but I'm not entirely sure how. I read postings on one thread that said you needed to comment/post a certain amount before you were able to.
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Lightbulb LEATHER SEAT

I have found the best product hands down for all your interior surfaces is ULTIMA INTERIOR GUARD . It is available at auto geek and is great stuff. Never any greezy stuff left behind, easy to apply and lasts a long time. Its not all that cheep but goessssss a long way...

There exterior products are great as well, easy application long lasting.
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I use the leather conditioner from the King Ranch Saddle Shop.


LEATHER CONDITIONER - King Ranch Saddle Shop



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How to clean leather
1. Surface dirt and dust - Use a clean, damp cloth or soft brush to remove.

2. Spills - First use a dry cloth to absorb liquids. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Allow drying and then apply King Ranch Leather Conditioner as directed in the Conditioning section. To reduce the likelihood of staining, clean spills as quickly as possible.

3. Stains - On a clean, dry or soft brush use a mild soap and water mixture. Be sure to first test any stain remover on an inconspicuous part of the leather as cleaners may darken the leather. Certain stains may not be removable even after treatment with cleaners or conditioners. Items such as coffee, ketchup, mustard, orange juice and oil-based products are especially difficult to remove. If your leather stains, it will stay in the leather for life.

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I agree with using the king ranch saddle shop conditioner. Alot of dealers carry it if not you can buy it off the website. It's made specifically for that leather. I've seen it do wonders on older KRs where the seats are almost white they're so dry. A bottle of that and they're golden brown Again.

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Chemical Guys leather care is AWESOME! And their scent is dead on with the factory smell.


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The thing with leather is you need a cleaner that is neutral in ph and a conditioner that, well, if it's good for your hands, its good for the leather. There are a lot of "Yuppie' marketed products on the market- both hi & low end, but this is what I have used for 30+ years.....

Lexoral Leather Cleaner & Connolly Hyde Creme (aka Harley Davidson, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Ferrari leather conditioner).

I clean my leathers (& Vinyls/Leatherett's) about every 2 weeks and condition, if you live in desert climate, then condition at the start & end of summer, other wise annually is fine with this particular product (it comes from england). One of the biggest issues to be aware of when using any conditioner it avoid getting it on the threads!!!!! Because the conditioner is like lanoline, once it is applied to the threads it is almost impossible to wipe it away completely & the residue (although you can't see it or feel it) is a magnet for dirt particals, which over time acts like sand and destroys the threads.

I typically apply the conditioner during the day, let it sit overnight and the next morining wipe everything down so there is no residue anywhere- the most important step in caring for leather.
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I use the leather conditioner from the King Ranch Saddle Shop.


LEATHER CONDITIONER - King Ranch Saddle Shop
Yup, decent stuff.

FYI... KR Saddle Shop Leather Conditioner is rebranded Duragloss (Brothers Research Corporation) Leather Conditioner. It is available in 8 oz. (#221) and 32 oz. (#222) sizes and usually can be found cheaper and more widely available under the Duragloss brand name...
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