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Cleaning and care of leather in vehicles
The leather used by BMW is a high-quality natural product prepared using state-of-the-art
As it is a genuine natural product, its specific characteristics and peculiarities must be taken
into account in its use and care.
Lengthy periods in direct sunlight (for convertibles) may lead to slight bleaching and loss of
softness in the leather.
Regular cleaning and care are necessary, for dust and dirt from the road (leather's arch
enemy) can penetrate the pores and folds, causing the leather to lose its visual appeal.
All BMW vehicles with leather finish
As dirt and grease slowly attack the protective coating of the leather finish on a vehicle,
treatment with BMW's premium leather care agent is needed once or twice a year,
depending on the degree of soiling.
Here, the precleaned leather surfaces of the seats, door trims and dashboard can be
cleaned and cared for in a single work cycle.
Preclean the leather surface with a microfibre cloth.
Thinly apply BMW's premium leather care agent with a soft, clean sponge (by-pack)
(shake well before use). Rub into soiled areas more intensively.
Allow to dry and the rub down with a clean cloth (by-pack).
BMW premium leather care agent:
High-quality oils maintain the natural characteristics of the leather. The typical
smell of leather is refreshed.
This product provides UV protection (combined leather cleaning and care agent). It
was presented in September 1999 and has been available from BMW Parts
Service since January 2002 in two different containers.
Work using BMW premium leather care agent cannot be reimbursed through
warranty as this is a cleaning and care operation.
83 12 0 140 448
(3 sponges and
5 cleaning cloths)
375 ml container
83 12 0 143 547
(50 sponges and cleaning
5 litre container
SI Cleaning and care of leather in vehicles All series
BMW AG - TIS
Issue status (12/2007) Valid only until next DVD is issued
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