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Leather Lotion & Restoring Leather Seats

Let’s talk about Restoring Leather Seats

In college I worked for a leather store (Gepetto’s) near campus. When somone came in with a ‘quality’ leather garment to have cleaned, the owner would take over.

Mark would take it for two or three weeks. First, he would clean it with alcohol, and rub it down till the rag came away clean. Then to ‘recondition’ he used Lexol, a very light coating with a sheepskin scrap. Several times, the lighter the coating, the better.

Protecting your interior: leather lotion!
Restoring Leather Seats

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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2 Comments

David Miner says:

I have 2001 Volvo XC70 with Transmission that failed, after we replaced engine (used) along with (NEW) Alternator, Radiator, etc last month. Car in very good shape inside and outside and I am looking to part out. Let me know what you need and I will supply pictures and info on part.

recommended leather treatment. i have a 2002 s40 with tan leather seats all in fair to great condition. is there any way i can make the leather more supple or softer so it does not seem to want to tear at the seams? the seat that my daughter is relegated to for reasons that she cannot seem to keep her feet off my leather seats, is the only seat that is exhibiting this wear. i just clean it off and add hand lotion and let it sit and wipe off excess with slightly damp microfiber.

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