Know Your Leather Type
Most auto leather is pigmented leather. It is leather with a distinctive paint-like coating that readily beads water. But, some high-end vehicles such as the Ford King Ranch or BMW Merino Leathers have an aniline finish – a high quality stained leather that readily absorbs water. Other high-end leathers are semi-aniline – aniline with a thin protective coating. What does this mean for you?
For cleaning and care products, products that have a cleaning code of A or P is appropriate for both pigmented and aniline type finishes.
For dyes, the leather type dictates the appropriate product. For pigmented leather Dye Colorant is the right choice. Choose a color from our extensive auto color charts. For aniline leather, an aniline leather dye must be used. Consult our aniline color chart for available colors.