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Old 11-26-2006, 06:03 PM
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Cleaning Ultraleather

I just finished the interior of my truck using black Ultraleather. I love the way it turned out but have noticed that the Ultraleather shows greasy spots (i.e. fingerprints and smears) easily. What product do you use to clean ultraleather. I love the way it looks now with the flat black finish and would like to keep it that way. I do not want to use a product like armorall that will make it shiny. What do you suggest??
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Try the leather cleaner made by Maguires. I realize Ultra Leather is not leather, but I like the way the Maguires makes leather look, may do the same on Ultra Leather.

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Armorall does make a dull finish product as well as the high gloss one. Available at most any auto parts store.

UltraLeather is vinyl just like Naugahyde and 100s of others. A good auto interior cleanr for vinyl products should work just fine.
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Ultrafabrics recommends spot cleaning with mild soap and water. After which you are supposed to air dry or dry quickly with the warm setting of a hair dryer. For stubborn stains, use mild solvent. To disinfect, use a 5: 1 bleach solution. For stains, (including everything from machine oil to blood, butter and salad oil) use a mild detergent. This info is right off the Ultrafabrics specifications sheet. Remember, this stuff is 100% polyurethane as opposed to vinyls which are poly-vinyl chloride based, so it will clean up very nicely. NICE truck!!
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:42 AM
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Sorry, I forgot to tell you what mild detergents they recommend. They suggest Fantastik, and Formula 409. Also: I missed this from a previous response: Ultraleather is NOT just like Naugahyde. Naugahyde makes Naugaleather which is PVC based like all the others. Ultraleather is 100% polyurethane, ......big difference.
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Do not use any Armor All product on it, they contain silicone.

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I agree about the Armor- All, but silicone will not harm either vinyl or Ultraleather, just make it awful slippery. I wouldn't put Armor-All on a seat, just dashes and other surfaces like door panels or plastic.
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Try some Gillette regular shaving cream, works for me!!
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:40 PM
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Perfect! It would contain a mild soap. By the way, it also makes eyeglasses sparkle.
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Just adding my two cents...

Dan beat me to it, UltraLeather is not vinyl and is not like vinyl. Also, do NOT use genuine leather cleaner/conditioner on UltraLeather. Leather products are meant to absorb into leather. It wont soak into the UltraLeather, so it will basically sit on top of it and be really greasy. I use UltraLeather all the time, for basic cleaning, i use a couple pumps of clear handsoap into a water bottle, shake it up to get it a little sudsy, and spray it on and immediately wipe it off. For tougher cleaner, use some of the cleaners Dan suggested.
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Thanks everyone. I am sure glad I asked! I will try to post some pictures of the interior later this week.
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I'll concur to the use of mild soapy water to clean that material. I used it for the first time for a car that went to SEMA. Thee stuff is fabulous, but man it does not stretch worth a darn. Anywho just a confirmation to the other two guys info.
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If you used Ultraleather and it didn't stretch, you didn't get Ultraleather. Ultraleather is as pliable as it comes. JMHO.
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If you used Ultraleather and it didn't stretch, you didn't get Ultraleather. Ultraleather is as pliable as it comes. JMHO.
There is most certainly a difference between pliability and stretching. I consider a stretchable material to be one that can nearly wrap a ball!

Everything tan is the "ultraleather. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I do know a little tiny bit about what ultraleather is. With the cost of this product it is sometimes difficult to sell. I was just tryin to help.
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The Ultraleather that I used stretched very easily. This was the first time covering an interior on my own. Actually, this was the first time building an entire vehicle on my own. Anyway, after extensive research on this site I went with Ultraleather because of its advertised stretchability. It was pretty easy to work with and stretched quite easily. I am thrilled with the results and now I know how to keep it clean. Thanks again.
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