Has It Been That Long?
Product Name: Gold Class Rich Leather Wipes
Price: Varies, $5 retail, I paid $4.
Description: It cleans and protects leather.
The Review: Traditionally I've bought Armor All leather wipes, but the store had a sale on these and they had more wipes (25 total) than the AA variant, so I figured I'd give them a try.
The product smells nice upon opening. The wipes themselves feel a little cheaper than the ArmorAll wipes, which were more of a mesh. Application is straightforward, and I noticed that the residue washed off my hands easily afterward, a plus.
The AA wipes usually turned black where they were pulling dirt/gunk off of the wheel and shift knob, but I didn't notice that on these, so I'm not sure how much cleaning they did.
I ended up having to drive about an hour after application. There was some residue still on the wheel, but not a ton, and to me it wasn't overly slippery.
By the next morning the product had dried properly, and left the leather feeling nice and supple. While I didn't see any dirt come off on the wipe, the leather does feel nice and clean.
The shift knob has always had a little more gloss than the wheel, so no, the product didn't make it glossy.
(Yes, the knob is genuine leather. Yes, that shift surround is genuine metal)
When applying it seemed impossible not to get some on the 9 and 3 positions of the wheel, which you'll note has made the vinyl center a bit shiny.
Pros: Effective, safe, smells nice enough.
Cons: Wipes themselves feel a bit cheap. I was picking fuzzy strands off the wheel for the first little bit, the wipe kinda came apart as it was used. I think scrubbing the stitching with it was the main issue.
Verdict: Overall, I feel it does give the leather a better feel than the ArmorAll did, but it may not have cleaned as well. You might want to try a cleaner and then use this as a top coat.
Note that I don't have leather seats, so I can't speak to the effectiveness of it on those.
Disclaimer: Not liable for any injury, property damage, theft, fire, accidents, loss of dry hands, hives, allergies, greasy fingers, videos of you sniffing your leather ending up online, or any other effects that may occur should you choose to follow this review.