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What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

I'm not sure if its vinyl or plastic fake leather, but it shouldn't matter if I just wipe with warm water/mild detergent and dry off with a clean towel, right? Also, to give it some luster/shine, would it be alright to use standard furniture polish?
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

Does the couch have any tags on it? Under cushions or what not, they should explain how to treat the materials.


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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

I am pretty sure they are just covers, since I got them from my parents. So there is no real explanation
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

Faux leather cleaner.
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

That seems to be the simplest answer, but I can't find "faux leather cleaner"anywhere!
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

So it's just plastic..use armor all orange clean wipes. They won't leave a shine and they'll get all dirt and stains out. I use those for everything.
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

Awesome, I figured that would be the route to take. Standard furniture polish should give it a nice shine without harming it since its either plastic or vinyl, right?
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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

armour all is notorious for drying and causing interior plastics to crack over time. just use a leather conditioner/cleaner it is designed to work on real or fake leather.

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Re: What should I use to clean faux leather sofas?

[quote author=budgy link=topic=191931.msg4045393#msg4045393 date=1307654804]
armour all is notorious for drying and causing interior plastics to crack over time. just use a leather conditioner/cleaner it is designed to work on real or fake leather.
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First. That's a myth. Second. I said the orange clean wipes. It has nothing to do with shiny armor all.
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