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I just purchased the Ruby Red Candy MKC Reserve with White Sands Interior. This is my second car with light interior, my 04 Aviator had them, I wish I took better care as they cracked & some color from jeans could be seen on the leather.
So, what does everyone else do to care for the seat leather & trim in the car?

While I'm here, it came with factory tint in the back. What do you do with the front & do you tint the pano?

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Congratulations. I love that color combo, even if my wife chose Silver Sand.

I'm in Florida so tint is a must. I do front door windows with 3m Color Stable, staying within Florida's limits. I do my windshield with Crystalline 90, which blocks a lot of heat. For my Cadillac's big back window I also did Crystalline 90 -- a dark tint would adversely affect the rear view mirror dimming sensor.

When we get our MKC later this month I'll do the front the same, and think about the liftgate. Since the pano has a power shade, we'll probably wait and see. If we do anything it would be the Crystalline and not something dark.
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You can get a leather protector that makes it easier to wipe the leather clean and clean up generally. Also stops the leather from cracking.



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I use Meguiar's leather prep and leather sealer two step process on my white sand interior.
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I use Meguiar's leather prep and leather sealer two step process on my white sand interior.
Have you ever used any products in before for leather?

Also are those wipes or just liquid in a bottle?



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It's a kit I got off amazon and has everything you need to clean and protect the leather. Just look up mequiar's products or go right to them.
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I just purchased the Ruby Red Candy MKC Reserve with White Sands Interior. This is my second car with light interior, my 04 Aviator had them, I wish I took better care as they cracked & some color from jeans could be seen on the leather.
So, what does everyone else do to care for the seat leather & trim in the car?

While I'm here, it came with factory tint in the back. What do you do with the front & do you tint the pano?


On of the largest things you can do is wash you dark colored jeans 2-3 times before wearing them. As far as the cracking the leather is different on the MKC. Its not the original leather that was used in most cars that cracks in the sun or from wear and tear. That being said i would still moisturize the seats with leather moisturizer/cleaner ever couple months.
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How do you find someone to do the 3m Color Stable tint ?
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How do you find someone to do the 3m Color Stable tint ?
Go here:
Color Stable Automotive Films - Tinted automotive window film for cars, trucks - Color Stable - 3M US
and plug in your zip code. You may need to expand the radius.

If your choices are too limited, it's time to visit Florida.
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[QUOTE=sdcatgirl;38353]I just purchased the Ruby Red Candy MKC Reserve with White Sands Interior. This is my second car with light interior, my 04 Aviator had them, I wish I took better care as they cracked & some color from jeans could be seen on the leather.

From your photo, am I correct that the balance of the interior is black?

I have Midnight Sapphire exterior, white sands interior and hazelnut for the accents.
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