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      08-23-2012 09:10 AM #1
      After 30k on my new tdi I'm starting to notice jean transfer on the drivers seat. What is the best way to clean it off and protect this area?? I have a 2012 Jetta with cornsilk leather interiors thanks for all input.
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      08-24-2012 06:22 AM #3
      Denim transfer removal.

      Leather Master Super Remover ---> Leather Master Soft Cleaner ---> Leather Master Protection Cream

      If the stains have been there long it will do a good job reducing the denim transfer it may not get everything out. If they haven't been on there long you have a better chance removing 100% of it.

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      08-26-2012 03:09 PM #4
      i am having this problem with my green work BDU pants and the color coming off onto my tan leather in my jetta. nothing remove's it. will the above items work>?

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      08-26-2012 06:35 PM #5
      Should work, or Leatherique:

      Oil:

      http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P65/16-oz-S1/

      Then cleaner:

      http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P64/16-oz-S1/

      I'd also scrub it with a leather brush and saddle soap before these steps, then dry it off.

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      08-26-2012 09:43 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 5309 View Post
      i am having this problem with my green work BDU pants and the color coming off onto my tan leather in my jetta. nothing remove's it. will the above items work>?
      how long have they been on the leather?

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      10-02-2012 05:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      how long have they been on the leather?
      prob 4 monthes?

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      10-02-2012 09:31 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 5309 View Post
      prob 4 monthes?
      have you tried any of the above yet?

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      10-03-2012 08:06 AM #10
      I used scotch brite and magic eraser and it came right off. My fiancés sister got eyeliner or mascara on the headliner though. Now I need to try to get that out.
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      10-10-2012 03:59 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      Denim transfer removal.

      Leather Master Super Remover ---> Leather Master Soft Cleaner ---> Leather Master Protection Cream

      If the stains have been there long it will do a good job reducing the denim transfer it may not get everything out. If they haven't been on there long you have a better chance removing 100% of it.
      Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGTIVI View Post
      Should work, or Leatherique:

      Oil:

      http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P65/16-oz-S1/

      Then cleaner:

      http://www.detailedimage.com/Leather...-P64/16-oz-S1/

      I'd also scrub it with a leather brush and saddle soap before these steps, then dry it off.
      No need to use leather care products on leatherette (i.e. vinyl) seats.

      I see OP got it off. I used stain remover (like the stuff you use on your shirts before you wash them) on the Pure Beige leatherette seats in my '08 Jetta; worked great. I then wiped any residue off with a damp towel.
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    11. 10-16-2012 12:37 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Noodleboy View Post
      I used scotch brite and magic eraser and it came right off. My fiancés sister got eyeliner or mascara on the headliner though. Now I need to try to get that out.
      Using an abrasive material like a scotch-brite ad or magic eraser is a really bad idea. The leather is protected by a urethane top-coat to provide durability. This was discussed in the link provided by Jesstzn early on in this thread. You're removing that layer when you use those pads. So, yes, that will remove the stain, along with part of the protective layer on the leather which will make it even more susceptible to future stains, discoloration, or wear.

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      10-16-2012 07:51 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
      Using an abrasive material like a scotch-brite ad or magic eraser is a really bad idea. The leather is protected by a urethane top-coat to provide durability. This was discussed in the link provided by Jesstzn early on in this thread. You're removing that layer when you use those pads. So, yes, that will remove the stain, along with part of the protective layer on the leather which will make it even more susceptible to future stains, discoloration, or wear.
      ...except that a 2012 Jetta TDI with Cornsilk Beige interior has leatherette seats so your point is irrelevant.
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      10-16-2012 05:36 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      ...except that a 2012 Jetta TDI with Cornsilk Beige interior has leatherette seats so your point is irrelevant.
      Well for us that don't own a 2012 Jetta TDI with Cornsilk Beige interior and when the OP says leather we take it as leather.

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      10-16-2012 10:33 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      Well for us that don't own a 2012 Jetta TDI with Cornsilk Beige interior and when the OP says leather we take it as leather.
      I didn't even know it wasn't leather. Most cars with "leather" interior under 40,000 are apparently leatherette.
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      10-16-2012 11:40 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Noodleboy View Post
      I didn't even know it wasn't leather. Most cars with "leather" interior under 40,000 are apparently leatherette.
      Not true ... most are coated leather

    16. 10-18-2012 06:24 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      ...except that a 2012 Jetta TDI with Cornsilk Beige interior has leatherette seats so your point is irrelevant.
      My statement is actually both relevant and applicable to leather, which was the original discussion, as well as leatherette as they both benefit from, and often require, the same type of care and cleaning. The same wear and deterioration that can occur on leather coating by using a magic eraser can also occur on leatherette. Urethane (the leather top coating) exhibits many of the same properties of vinyl (leatherette). Both are plastics.

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      10-18-2012 06:27 PM #18
      ^^^^^

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      10-18-2012 07:46 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
      My statement is actually both relevant and applicable to leather, which was the original discussion, as well as leatherette as they both benefit from, and often require, the same type of care and cleaning. The same wear and deterioration that can occur on leather coating by using a magic eraser can also occur on leatherette. Urethane (the leather top coating) exhibits many of the same properties of vinyl (leatherette). Both are plastics.
      I wouldn't use a magic eraser or any other abrasive on my leatherette seats either, because all you really need is a little stain remover.
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    19. 10-18-2012 11:06 PM #20
      I'd also scrub it with a leather brush and saddle soap before these steps, then dry it off.

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      10-18-2012 11:35 PM #21
      Sadds only effective in non-coated leather .... sorry

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