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post #1 of 15 Old 06-06-15, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Squeaky Leather Recliners

I bought a set of 4 leather recliners last year, roughly 8 months ago. They are very squeaky - when I sit in them, recline, or just shift my weight. It's definitely from the leather, not the mechanism. I asked the seller for a remedy. He suggested Armor All which actually made them worse. His second recommendation was baby powder. Seemed to help a little but it's about the same as pre-Armor All. Any ideas? Should I just do a few more coats of AA, or baby powder?
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Armor all is garbage. Try real leather conditioner. Also they might get better over time after they wear in.

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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

Yeah Armor All (Just leave your windows rolled up in your car on a hot day, and look at the oil on your windows) will leave a greasy film on your clothes. Get a good Leather conditioner.

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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

I've always used a product called Lexol,I like it cause it leaves it with that new leather feel and I don't find the odor offensive,I usually do not sit on them overnight,I origanally started selling their product a work years ago and have used it on my car for 13 years.hope this helps
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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

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I've always used a product called Lexol,I like it cause it leaves it with that new leather feel and I don't find the odor offensive,I usually do not sit on them overnight,I origanally started selling their product a work years ago and have used it on my car for 13 years.hope this helps
I used to use Lexol on my show car ...as i recall it was a good product that wasn't real expensive either.

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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

I Carry both the conditioner and the leather cleaner,both in liquid and wipes,one of my top sellers
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I've always used a product called Lexol,I like it cause it leaves it with that new leather feel and I don't find the odor offensive,I usually do not sit on them overnight,I origanally started selling their product a work years ago and have used it on my car for 13 years.hope this helps
Got a bottle of Lexol and tried it on one chair (the worst offender). Now it doesn't squeak. Going to do the rest this weekend. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

Glad to hear
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So the Lexol only works temporarily - a couple of hours later the squeaks come back. Been applying it at least every 2 weeks for a couple of years. The squeaking is not getting even slightly better. Any ideas?
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Re: Squeaky Leather Recliners

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.
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