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post #11 of 15 Old 10-19-17, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Like other posters here I have leather car seats. I used a turtle wax product on them and they became squeaky because it put a shine on the leather. I use a different product now called AutoGlym. It's not cheap, but it smells good and does a good job without the squeak. I also have some Lay-z-Boy leather theater seats but they don't squeak because they have tighter seams and not much rubs against each other.

Leather is skin and it dries out. A leather conditioner is moisturizer and protector. Different brands will do different things. Some will plug up the pores or add a shiny protective coat. That usually adds squeak. You want something that will just add moisture. The big problem is your leather might be drying out too quickly because of the finish and thickness of the leather. The only remedy is to moisturize it a lot (like every 2-3 months). Be sure to get in to all the nooks and crannies because that's where the squeaking is coming from (leather on leather friction).

Also, does it get sun or heat a lot? You could cover it, or part of it with a blanket when you're not using it to help as well as closing drapes and moving it away from heat sources. That might help it stay moisturized longer.

Baring all of that, you might just have to ignore the noise. I bet they are comfy and soft. Otherwise you might want to shop for a new set being a much more informed buyer this time.
Thanks.

I have switched to another leather conditioning product called leather honey. It has not made the squeaks completely go away, but its long-term performance is much better than anything I've tried so far. Still, it comes back pretty frequently. Couple weeks usually is about as long as I'll go before I have to reapply.

The seats are in a batcave home theater in the basement. No sun, and the room never gets above 75F. It's usually in the 72 to 74F range. I live in Atlanta which is pretty humid. My air conditioning system maintains around 50 to 54% relative humidity in the basement, so not especially dry.

It's really quite aggravating.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-16-18, 09:36 AM
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Paraffin wax should eliminate any speaking.

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Paraffin wax should eliminate any speaking.
Roman;

I appreciate your input. So far, I've followed advice to use Armor All, baby powder, Lexol, and Leather Honey. I've also tried simply wiping all rubbing surfaces down with plain old water. Nothing has eliminated the squeaks. All 4 chairs squeak when someone sits down, or raises/lowers the seats, or even just shifts their weight around. After dealing with this for 3-1/2 years I'm ready to get rid of them.

If you can be very specific about which product you recommend and how I should apply to the chairs I would really appreciate it. I really do not want to waste any more time, or money, on another solution that doesn't take care of this. Thanks.

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Someone used Gulf Wax paraffin purchased at Walmart and that cured the squeaking problem for him

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Someone used Gulf Wax paraffin purchased at Walmart and that cured the squeaking problem for him
Thanks. I'll try that and report back in a few weeks.
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