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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by 5Stars, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    Does anyone know how to remove "stains" from leather? I figured there might be some real Cowboys or whatnot that know about leather saddles or boots, leather baseball gloves, etc.

    The steering wheel in my Jeep has some stains that I cannot remove with over the counter stuff from Auto Zone or other car stores.

    I've looked on Google, but most things that come up are just products that claim to remove dirt and stains, but I've already tried that stuff.

    I figured maybe someone out there might have an "old timers" trick on how to remove dark stains from leather.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I've had good luck with Lexol...

    You can also try liquid non-oily cuticle remover... NOT nail polish remover. I've had some luck with that. Dab it on and leave it over night... then wipe with a damp cloth...

    Rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab will clean a lot of stains as well... including ink and other dark spots...

    Be sure to use a quality leather conditioner... especially if you use the chemicals...
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    Lexol is the first product that I used. Although it did clean some of the leather, there are still dark stains on my leather that it will not clean, my leather is a light grey color.

    I will try the cuticle remover on a small part that cannot be seen and see if that works, then if not, I will try the rubbing alcohol.

    If nothing works, I guess I just have a dark stained steering wheel where I usually drive with my hands. My daughter says it's "disgusting"!
    :eek::
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Ask bbgun I hear he's an expert :laugh1:
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    I can't...I think WG finally bounced him!
    :eek:


    :p:
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I never could get the steering wheel on my Land Rover clean so I bought a Wheelskin leather steering wheel cover... looks great...
  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    :confused:

    That might be the answer! Thanks, trick...never thought about that!


    :D
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    I just ordered one that comes from California. Trick, was it hard to install? It says that it takes about 60 minutes.

    This is exactly what I needed since I cannot remove the stains. I knew I could count on my Cowboy friends!

    You da man, Stan!

    :starspin
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2:

    I'm sure he's had to remove many blood stains from his leather.
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I order Wheelskins because they have the exact size you need... and it's VERY high quality... pay the extra...

    Great instructions and a great product...
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    A leather steering wheel?

    If Lexol didn't work, you should try steam.
  12. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Drool stains from his gimp mask.
  13. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Drool from his.... LEATHERFACE

    :eekmouse:[IMG]
  14. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I drive a Cherokee, had the same problem... my answer was a sheepskin steering wheel cover...

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