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Live in Florida/Have a 2006 Speed6, leather on steering wheel is like new.
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Living in the Florida sun probably doesn't help but my leather steering wheel is fading around the rim . Anyone else ?

Try Lexol Leather cleaner and Lexol Conditioner. These are the best products I've found for cleaning and treating leather. The oils in the leather may need replenishing
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Your hands need to stop sweating so much when you race the other cars bro.

Sorry about that man though, I wonder if that is covered by warranty?
Lol...I'll give it a good cleaning and condition it. See what that does and report back.

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Do you use sunblock and not make sure it's off your hands? Some sunscreens will permanently discolor organic materials such as leather....
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Looks pretty weathered already on my CX-5.
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I'm afraid of this, though I've never had leather fade, I always end up with a case of shiny-leather-syndrome. Nothing feels as good as those first few weeks with the new leather on the wheel.

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Try Lexol Leather cleaner and Lexol Conditioner. These are the best products I've found for cleaning and treating leather. The oils in the leather may need replenishing
Second this. Definitely do it once every month or two depending on your motivation
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My leather wheel has these little white dots.. i tried cleaning but won't come off. It is only on the very top 12 oclock on the wheel. Very weird. I tried to wipe it clean, have not tried leather cond cleaner as of yet... Never seen this before.. not faded, Almost looks like little paint dots.. anybody else?
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I've had these small white dots, almost silvery..this was on my past ride though (B5). My leather steering is holding up quite well (and no dots here, mainly also to clean hands, as I am a County Nurse..hand washing is a daily norm). The leather steering wheel gets wiped and cleaned on a daily basis (end of day). No chemicals..but just a clean, damp microfiber cloth (to remove and absorb any dirt and salt from hand sweat). Let the sun rays bake that dirt and salt on your steering, coupled with the bacteria...you'd see the steering wheel surface eat away, in due time.
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My leather wheel has these little white dots.. i tried cleaning but won't come off. It is only on the very top 12 oclock on the wheel. Very weird. I tried to wipe it clean, have not tried leather cond cleaner as of yet... Never seen this before.. not faded, Almost looks like little paint dots.. anybody else?

I Have the same exact things on my steering wheel, except its randomly spotted all over the wheel. I too thought i was paint dots. since its not a critical issue i haven't bothered to ask the dealer about it

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