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Not for all cars weeps out on you when wet
on April 2, 2016
I bought this for my car after seeing all the 5 star reviews. I've tried other leather conditioners before and was sorely disappointed as most left a tacky residue . Leather honey is no different. It's a clear viscous liquid from the bottle(almost like dishwashing liquid, thicker than olive oil), which makes it difficult to apply sparingly. Fortunately I did only the drivers seat and not all the leather surfaces. It definitely leaves a tackiness to the leather, I could feel it especially as I pivot in and out of the seat. Wiping with a clean cloth does very little. I ended up scrubbing out the remaining residue.
I didn't give up on Leather Honey. Maybe it was just the car right?
So anyway I decided to give it a try LH on some newly tooled coasters I just made. I also tried other leather protectants and finishes, while I was doing this. The Leather Honey SIGNIFICANTLY darkened the LEFT most coaster. Raw vegetable tanned leather is all the way to the right for a color comparison -? I put it on using a sponge as sparingly as I could, wit occasional use of a fine round brush to fill in missed areas. I was tempted to simply mash the sponge into those areas as veggie tanned leather is quite thirsty. I let it sit for overnight and blotted out the rest with a paper towel in the morning. After two weeks the LH coaster still felt quite oily to the touch, but it was soft. So soft I could roll that coaster into a taquito. I blotted out as much as I could while rolled. I tested out the finishes I had applied by placing ice water in a glass and the LH one did not appear to absorb water, but I noticed that it left smear on the surface it was sitting and as the condensation dripped to the base.. I decided to give the LH a scrubbing, maybe there was still excess. I used a tooth brush, dishwashing liquid and some water, my hands ended up coated with a greasy gunk. The leather honey had begun to weep out of the coaster and all over my hands. This was what was leaving the smear on the table. Definitely not gonna use this for water protecting leather, this could end up damaging a nice hardwood table or staining an expensive shirt!!!