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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Weird discoloration on Seat, Door trim

I have a 2016 Pilot Elite, Black/Black. Just this afternoon, I noticed a weird discoloration on the front seat, passenger-side, as well as the passenger door trim (mainly on the 'leather' area). See the attached photos. I tried wiping it off with a towel and water but it didn't work.

Any recommendations/advice? Thanks in advance.
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This happened to me due to a beach trip and multiple people wearing sunscreen and bathing suits.
Used some leather conditioner / cleaner gel and came out.
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Thanks for the response. What leather conditioner and cleaner gel did you specifically use? I want to make sure I get something that's going to work.. or would any leather conditioner work?
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Baby wipes. No joke. I'd go easy on "conditioners" with the ventilated perforated seats, or you might stink up the car.
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It's sunscreen, get some quick leather wipes from an auto store and use elbow grease.
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Yes looks like both sunscreen and baby wipes.

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LOL. I meant use the baby wipes, with their gentle brew of detergents and alcohols, to remove the oily sunscreen from the interior surfaces. But you probably knew that... 😜
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LOL. I meant use the baby wipes, with their gentle brew of detergents and alcohols, to remove the oily sunscreen from the interior surfaces. But you probably knew that... 😜

No I was actually saying baby wipes can cause the discoloration. I would not use baby wipes on leather.

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I probably wouldn't use baby wipes on fine aniline dyed uncoated leather either. But what does that have to do with the heavily coated leather or synthetic "leather" in our cars? ( Only the parts of the seats your butt and back make contact with are genuine leather of any sort ). But if it makes you feel better, by all means get the version from the auto store. My wife stuffed some Armorall branded ones in my x-mas stocking, but they mostly dried out before I used them.
What I would NOT do is soak the seats with anything, especially if it has a strong odor. For one thing, wet leather stretches. But also, I have a pathological hatred of perfumes. YMMV
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Recommend you use Lexol cleaner and conditioner for your car. Been using these for both of vehicles CRV and Pilot, they work very well. Does not have any scent, and give you somewhat of a new car smell.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lexol-Lea...Spray/16529109
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My kid swims year round and gets sunscreen all over seats and door trims. I use Lexol leather cleaner and it works very well.

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