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Degreaser - Body Oil, Grease & Sweat

Degreasing is a process in which common penetrated body oil, grease and sweat need to decontaminate. Especially the sweat that have traces of uric acid or protein content and when ferments by the atmospheric bacteria shift the contamination alkaline. The amphoteric leather protein fibers ionic positive (+ve) attraction begins to weakens against the ionic negative (-ve) leather constituents like the tanning agents, dyestuff and fatliquor and the leather denatures. Tackiness is a weakening sign from the tanning agents, bleeding from the dyestuff and cracking from the fatliquor. Degreasing will further removes not only the foreign oil and grease but also some of the original fatliquor, thus it is vital to have a low pH value degreaser like Degreaser-2.2 with a pH value of 2.2 to protonates or strengthen the protein fiber positive (+ve) charges while degreasing at the same time. Rinsing is accomplished with a low pH acidifier like Acidifier-2.0 with a pH value of 2.0 to continue increasing the positive (+ve) charge of the leather protein fiber. Suspended soiling below surface will need the help of Hydrator-3.3 to accomplish the colloidal water movement through the wicking process using a reverse transfer technique with Towel-T5. In most neglected degreasing of the headrest and armrest top coating is almost mandatory. Hydrating-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 system follows in a holistic approach not only removes foreign contamination, the leather structure need rejuvenates as well from specialized kit.

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