Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:34 AM
Subject: '95 and '87 Jaguar Leather
I apologize for the HUGE email...!
You asked me to keep you informed on my two Jaguars, the '95 XJR and the '87
XJ6 when I asked you about what I can do if the leather doesn't absorb the
Rejuvinator because of protectants used in the past. To my surprise, you
didn't try to shove some of your other products down my throat, which I
greatly appreciate, and actually suggested some household solutions I could
try. Well, I ended up not needing the household solutions because the leather
on the '95, which I worked on first, absorbed the Rejuvintaor just fine. So,
Now, on to the project.
First, I have never been so impressed with a cleaning product. I've tried
just about every leather conditioning product available and nothing brought
the life back to the leather like your Rejuvinator and cleaner products. I've
attached pictures of the leather in the XJR and, while the leather on the
front seats is badly worn and was neglected for 12 years (I just bought the
car as a project a month ago), and the side bolsters on both from seats have
no dye left on them, the color on the rest of the seats cleaned up very well
and the interior now feels and smells clean, quite a feat considering how
dirty the car was.
This cleaning project took a week, and could go on- but I'm out of Rejuvinator.
The first day I attacked the passenger side of the car with the Rejuvinator.
I put one coat of the product on the seats and rubbed it in as directed with a
fresh sponge. Then I just let it sit over night and all the next day. The
next day after work, I came home and noticed the seats had become white with
the product and was sticky to the touch. I used the Pristine Clean on the
seats and the transformation was amazing. The grungy tan leather was brought
back to its pretty oatmeal color. Thoroughly impressed I got excited about
what the next coat of Rejuvinator would do. So I applied it and within about
4 hours, the seats had completely absorbed the second coat. So, just for
kicks I applied a third coat and let it sit over night. The next day after
work I looked at the car and the same white haze appeared and after the
Pristine Clean the seatís color was even more vibrant. At t his point I
stopped because I'd gone through about half the bottle of Rejuvinator and
wanted to get the driver's side of the car.
The driver's side of the car went about the same, but the color on the
driver's seat is pretty far gone and has become blotchy after 140k neglected
miles. Both the driver and passenger's seats ultimately need re-dying, but
that will be for another time when the car is running and driving like it
After I was done with the leather surfaces in the car including the seats,
steering wheel, shifter surround, headrests, arm rests, etc. and was amazed
how much they softened up and appeared to "relax" around the seams and cracks,
I went after the vinyl and plastic surfaces with the Pristine Clean. Again, I
was astounded to see how all the different materials, that had faded at
different rates, all came back into color and started to match. The
hard-plastic parts of the door and lower dash that had yellowed, lost thier
yellow tinge. The vinyl cleaned up like the leather, etc. In the end all the
parts that were supposed to be the same color when new were the same color
again, looked clean and fresh, and lost about 10 years of age.
It's been about 4 days since I put the last coat of Rejuvinator on the leather
and until the 3rd day the products were still pushing dirt to the surface. I
would get dark hazy spots in random places on the leather. Every afternoon I
got out and used a little pristine clean and clean the dirt off. It seemed to
stop yesterday though and I'm wondering what another coat of Rejuvinator would
You've made a customer for life. I'm disappointed that I didn't know about
your products sooner! I only came across them at a Jaguar parts house online
and started doing some research about you and decided to give it a shot. I'm
glad I did.
Thanks again for the help with my earlier questions. And thanks for a great
product. I'll make another order soon.
Mill Creek, WA