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Leatherette cleaning/protectant?

Hello guys, new to the forum.

Just got my '14 Touring last Friday. Was wondering what is appropriate to use for cleaning and then protecting the Leatherette material?

I've perused some other threads and haven't seen anything. Thanks in advance!
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Congrats! I recently bought a Touring also. I haven't cleaned it yet, however, I plan to use Vinylex. It's a product made by Lexol (famous for leather cleaners) and it works very well. I used to use it on my Subaru on the portions of the seats that weren't leather. It cleans well and doesn't add any objectionable gloss, just a nice soft sheen.
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Congrats! I recently bought a Touring also. I haven't cleaned it yet, however, I plan to use Vinylex. It's a product made by Lexol (famous for leather cleaners) and it works very well. I used to use it on my Subaru on the portions of the seats that weren't leather. It cleans well and doesn't add any objectionable gloss, just a nice soft sheen.
Thanks! I guess the other question that I've seen discussed a lot is whether the Touring's seats are all Leatherette, or if part is actual leather. Also, whether the steering wheel and other parts have leather instead of Leatherette. And if there are actual leather parts, I'm assuming they should be cleaned/treated with a different product.

So confusing!
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Thanks! I guess the other question that I've seen discussed a lot is whether the Touring's seats are all Leatherette, or if part is actual leather. Also, whether the steering wheel and other parts have leather instead of Leatherette. And if there are actual leather parts, I'm assuming they should be cleaned/treated with a different product.

So confusing!
Yes. The Touring Seats are all leatherette, and very nice leatherette at that. Everyone who has seen my car just assumes that it is leather (and I do nothing to dispel that notion). If you got the GT, the "seating surfaces" are leather (the actual place your ass and back go) but the rest of the seat surfaces are leatherette. It is like this for every car except the very highest specs (Maserattis, Bentleys, etc). My understanding is that the steering wheel on the Mazda6 IS leather for every trim level of the car. Cleaning it with Vinylex won't hurt it. I suppose you could buy a bottle of Lexol, but then you would use so little you would have it FOREVER.
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been using that 303 aero stuff for protecting everything that isnt electric or windows. guess its doing fine. Only used a few months
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I just cleaned my car yesterday, it has leatherette, and I used vinylex for the first time. Vary happy with the results and has a good shine w/o being overly greasy. On the bottle it says "a little goes a long way" and they mean it, don't over do it.
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I just cleaned my car yesterday, it has leatherette, and I used vinylex for the first time. Vary happy with the results and has a good shine w/o being overly greasy. On the bottle it says "a little goes a long way" and they mean it, don't over do it.
Yes. Vinylex is good stuff. Doesn't leave that fake Armor-all shine
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Lexol would be a great product to use another is Pinnacle.
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What do guys use for the dash and similar materials?
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What do guys use for the dash and similar materials?
Lexol can also be use in the dash and some plastic parts.
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