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Old 08-17-2004, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone. My 2000 323 Ci has lost that great leather smell. What can I buy to "recreate" that new car leather smell?
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Simply buy a couple of chamois leathers and stick them under the seat! Better than air fresherers any day. Or treat yourself to a new leather / suade jacket for the winter!
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Hey everyone. My 2000 323 Ci has lost that great leather smell. What can I buy to "recreate" that new car leather smell?
I use a product called Zymol and swear by it. I got a 2000 and still smells like new. Start with the Zymol leather cleaner and then use the Zymol leather conditioner. It also has a slight oil base so it shines up the seats and hides any wrinkles very well. Good luck!
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Thanks. Anyone use Zaino Bros Z-10 Leather in a Bottle?
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Thanks. Anyone use Zaino Bros Z-10 Leather in a Bottle?
Never heard of it, but I must say, that chamois idea is pretty clever! Might have to try that one myself.
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What color is your interior?

I ask that because I had a '95 with a tan leather interior (that was destroyed in Hurricane Fran) and replaced it with a '95 with a gray interior. While I was the second owner of the gray one, it just never had that baseball glove smell. I noticed the difference in the new ones. Must be the dye???
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I have the black interior. You might be right. The smell is caused by the tanning process which could be a different process for each color.

I'll find a way to fake it. The "Leather in a bottle" seems to be getting good reviews.

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I have the black interior. You might be right. The smell is caused by the tanning process which could be a different process for each color.

I'll find a way to fake it. The "Leather in a bottle" seems to be getting good reviews.

I got a black interior and still smells like a baseball glove. I'm tellin you, get the Zymol man!
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