0 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 3:31 PM by tomdwy1 RSS

    Chemical odor problem-from leather conditioner

    tomdwy1

      The folks at the headquarters of ACS suggested that I post the following question to the community.

       

      I used a leather cleaner on my car seats followed by a leather conditioner.  I had cleaned my seats in the past with the leather cleaner but never used the leather conditioner.

       

      I closed my car up and left on a trip.  When I returned two weeks later and opened the car door, I was met by a very strong chemical odor.

       

      I have tried a number of methods suggested by people on the auto industry to no avail.  Among the solutions:

      • washing the seats with a water-based foaming cleanser
      • washing the seats with straight vinegar
      • washing the seats with glass cleaner
      • cleaning the seats with another brand of leather cleaner
      • putting  a variety of air fresheners in the car and closing the doors.
      • changed the cabin air filter

       

      I am open to any and all suggestions on how to solve this problem.

       

      I look forward to hearing from you.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Paul Dwyer