I am often asked to compare various products in the same category to one another. With so many great options available to consumers, it can be overwhelming to try to determine which product may be the best choice for you. This will be the first in hopefully a series of many head-to-head product comparisons to try to demonstrate how similar products perform side-by-side. In this instance, I will be putting 2 popular leather cleaners against each other to see which one works best on this dirty seat.
Gyeon Leather Cleaner is designed specifically for use on leather surfaces. It is a gentle cleaner that does not contain any additives, and is safe to use on all modern leathers, and even on top of leather coatings without causing harm.
CarPro Inside is a more versatile all purpose interior cleaner that can be used on a variety of surfaces such as leather, vinyl, plastic, fabric, carpets, seat belts, and more.
Before the deep cleaning began, I made sure to blow out all cracks and crevices with compressed air and then vacuum up any loose debris.
I started by spraying each area with the leather cleaners and allowing the products to dwell for a short period of time in order to start breaking up the dirt and grime on the surface. Both products have a pleasant scent in my opinion. CarPro’s scent is considerably stronger than Gyeon Leather Cleaner. The stronger smell makes me feel like it is a more serious cleaner.
I then used my soft boar’s hair brush to gently agitate the cleaner for a minute or so. I worked in back and forth motions as I scrubbed the leather, cleaning my brush out in a bucket of warm water as needed. The agitation process creates a nice lather which helps to lift the dirt and suspend it in the cleaning solution. CarPro Inside seemed to create a slightly richer lather, though both products were really very similar in this regard.
A damp all purpose towel was then used to wipe away the majority of the cleaning solution. I then followed up with a clean, dry towel before inspecting my results. Gyeon Leather Cleaner was a bit easier to wipe away. I felt like CarPro Inside was leaving a bit of residue behind after my initial wipe up, so I followed up with a damp towel again to ensure the chemical was truly removed.
Both products did an excellent job cleaning this leather surface. Take a look at the drastic difference between the original finish and the two cleaned sections.
The seat now has a matte finish, indicating the layer of dirt and grime has been removed. All in all, these two products performed very similarly for me in this instance. I honestly do not have a strong opinion as to whether or not one out performed the other in this specific test. I do like the fact that CarPro Inside is a more universal product that can be used on nearly every interior surface and that it can be diluted to clean lightly soiled areas. For those reasons I will give the slight edge to CarPro Inside for being more of a “total package”, however when it comes down to leather cleaning Gyeon Leather Cleaner seems to be in the same league.
For a more in-depth look at these two products, you can find my full review on each below.