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Detailing The Leather Seats Of A 1966 Ferrari How-To & Review by Mike Phillips

Here's a detail of a lifetime... cleaning and detailing the original leather seats in a classic Ferrari owned by George Harrison from the Beatles!

Here's the car....

1966 Ferrari

Time to get to it...

To tackle this car I created a simple to-do list on a white board. I shared a lot of the different aspects of detailing this car to my Facebook and Instagram page and when shooting the videos I referenced this to-do list. It shared anyone following along where I was at with the process as well as kept me on task.

Because the Leatherique Rejuvenating Oil is supposed to soak into the leather and do it's magic for a few hours, I listed it as the first thing to do. After applying and working the Leatherique Rejuvenating Oil into all the leather surfaces I could then move onto other areas of the car and come back to the 2nd step later.

Checklist of details done to Ferrari.

Ferrari ready to be detailed.

These are the Leatherique Twins and in front of them are a pair of Griot's Garage PFM Wax Removal Towels. These are the perfect size to fit your hand. PLUS, no need to fold them 4-ways, which would make working with towels for this kind of cleaning cumbersome and awkward.

Leatherique Bottles ready to detail.

Leatherique on Griots Garage towel to detail seats.

Interior looks clean huh?

Ferrari leather seats.

The technique is simple, use an generous amount of product and massage over every square inch of leather and then let it soak for a few hours.

Product soaking into microfiber towel.

Wiping Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil onto leather seats.

Wiping Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil onto leather seats.

Wiping Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil onto leather seats.

Wiping Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil onto leather surfaces.

Wiping Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil onto leather surfaces.

Moving to the other side now...

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

The white cloth tells the real story....

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

It's shortly after 10:00am. I'll let the oil soak and move onto the convertible top and back window.

Clock showing time shortly after 10 am.

To really appreciate the dirt level removed from the seats, it helps to place the once white cloth on a larger white towel.

Applying Rejuvenator Oil to leather surfaces.

Yuck!

Dirty towel after applying Rejuvenator Oil.

Fast forward about 5 hours later and it's time to wipe all the leather with the Pristine Clean.

Towel ready to apply Prestine Clean.

Use the same technique, that is apply a generous amount of the cleaner to a clean towel and then simply follow-your-path-of-travel to remove any excess oil and grime the oil has loosened and lifted.

Prestine Clean applied to towel.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

Applying Prestine Clean to leather surfaces.

There's actually a different look and color to the dirt removed from the application of the oil compared to the dirt and grime removed after soaking for hours.

Dirty towels next to clean towel.

Final results...

The leather now has a cleaner, brighter, whiter appearance and it feels clean too!

Leather seats after cleaning.

Leather seats after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Leather surfaces after treatment.

Comments...

This isn't so much a review as it is a pictorial documentation of how I used Leatherique to clean and condition the original seats in a classic Ferrari owned by one of our world's most famous rock stars. If you want a fully in-depth article with step-by-step directions on how to use the Leatherique System, click the link at the bottom of this article.

At first look - the seats looked clean. The application towels tell a different story. While not the worst condition leather interior I've ever detailed this simple 2-step process definitely cleaned the seats and gave all the leather a brighter, whiter more crisp appearance.

I was impressed and more important - the current owner was impressed. Besides looking better the seats also felt more luxurious to the touch.

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