Blackfire Interior Protectant
March 9, 2014
I was in need of a product that can be used inbetwen full leather cleaning and protecting. After searching i found this, as well as some other competing products (mainly 303). My process began with wiping down the seats with a towel dampened with softened water, adding some cleaner to the mix when needed to remove light stains on my leather seats. After allowing the seats to fully dry, I tried a few different methods of application. One being a MF applicator and the other being a MF towel. Because a speedy application was the main purpose I went with a MF towel. I was unsure how this product would react when used on very high quality , waxy leather. At worst I was expecting the results to be glossy and slippery like a dashboard protectant (303) would produce or even worse , tacky and wet.
After applying the product to the driver seat, I was very surprised. The product soaked into the seat quickly and dried on its own. It darkened the seat, but did not add any gloss like it would if applied to a non-porous surface like the dashboard. The next thing I noticed was the product left a very soft feeling that wasnt tacky or slippery. It did not behave at all like a dashboard protectant, but moreso it felt like a leather conditioner, instead of protectant.
Very happy with the results. I think this product really excels at its best on finished leather rather than the other parts of the interior. The look, easy application and feel puts it far ahead of other multi-purposed interior dressings/protectants. I was also extremely impressed with the interior cleaners performance on leather as well. Both products work very well. Better than the spray and wipe cleaner/protectants offered by Wolfgang, DP and Pinnacle. I highly recommend you give the free samples a try on your next order.
Pros:economical (20oz priced better than some 16oz competitors)
large bottle (20oz instead of 16oz)
trigger sprayer (very fine mist and high quality)
applies evenly without streaking
soaks in a drys quickly
very soft feeling on leather
darkening effect without additional gloss (on leather only)
non-slippery or tackly and no damp feeling leftover for dirt to stick to
Cons:Does not perform the same on non-porous materials (leaves glossy finish)