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Kit-Ap3 : Auto Pigmented Leather Care Kit

$93.95

Kit-Ap3 : Auto Pigmented Leather Care Kit

$93.95
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Leather Doctor® Kit-Ap3, auto pigmented and perforated leather care kit is an innovative leather-safe (pH 3 - 5) system designed for keeping leather interior at their highest level of appearance while maintaining their structural chemistry integrity and enhancing their suppleness with needle holes tear strength. Auto leathers are often under hot sun and those exposed to thermal heating during cold season dries out their fat and oil sooner. The first place to check for leather dryness is the stitching holes, if they are perfectly round the leather is healthy, dried out leathers will show signs of elongation or splits. The diminishing of the fat and oil will results in stiffness to the leather and when flexed or stretched during used will lead to cracks or rips first to the stitching holes. Periodic use of Hydrator-3.3 to hydrate the stick together fibers in these weak points prior to fat and oil replenishing with Fatliquor-5.0 will keep the leather supple with increase tensile strength. Thus, reduce the premature ageing of the leather against stiffness, tearing and cracking. Protector-B imparts a non-stick rub resistant protection with a buttery feel that makes sliding in and out of seat smoothly. The rub-resistant abilities reduce friction noises that translate into less friction wear especially to the side bolster. Periodic cleaning and rinsing with Clean-3.8 and Rinse-3.0 respectively to the steering wheel leather helps reduce greasy sticky soiling build-up. Removing of unwanted stains such as the common new blue jeans is accomplished with Prep-7.7. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this leather-safe holistic care system. This kit comes with reduced weight option to save on shipping thus all the 250ml spray bottle concentrates have to be cut and filled with distilled water prior to use.

System Cycle of Care - Preventive, Routine, Periodic & Restorative . . .

Preventive Care:
A non-stick, rub-resistant protection is recommended to be in place before putting the leather to daily use. Protector-B (optional leather scented version use Protector-B+) imparts a soft natural buttery-feel that enhances the leather luxuriously to the sense of touch. The non-stick surface shields the leather from sticky soiling thus prolonging the high level of appearance. Rub-resistant abilities reduce friction noises that translate into less friction wear as one slide in and out of auto seats effortlessly with less stress to the seat bolsters. This leather-scented protector diffuses a classic leather scent that boost the sensuous leather more appealing to the leather lover. This protection care commences at the end of each level of routine, periodic or restorative cleaning cycle. A simply spray and wipe prolongs the need for cleaning heavy soiling. Protecting: Instruction . . . 1- Apply Protector-B to the seats and Protector-D to steering wheel including the gear shift knob after shaking well spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

Routine Care:
Routine care includes procedures such as general dust cleaning, attending to spots and stains as required especially the neutralizing of swear stains from shifting alkaline. Thus prevents leather from tackiness. A routine non-stick rub resistant protection after neutralizing rinse helps keep leather interior in a more attractive and healthy state while preventing premature wear. 1st step – Rinsing: Instruction . . . Spray Rinse-3.0, horsehair Brush-1 agitates and towel extract until it shows clean. 2nd step – Protecting - Apply Protector-B to the seats and Protector-D to steering wheel including the gear shift knob after shaking well spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

Periodic Care:
Periodic care is recommend before soiling causes damages to the finishing. This keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times. Driver’s seat would require more frequent attention than the other less frequent used seats. While the leather steering wheel and the gearshift knob get the most of body oil and sweat contacts. 1st step – General Cleaning: Instruction . . . 1- Spray Clean-3.8 and agitate with horsehair Brush-1; ensuring a uniform application over the entire surfaces a section at a time. 2- Towel extract until it shows clean. 3- Remaining residues are spray rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extract to a squeaky-clean. 4- Let dry and inspect for satisfaction, otherwise repeat cleaning process as necessary or proceed to hydrating. Although pigmented leathers surfaces are usually non-absorbent until micro crazing develops, it is the stitching rows and perforated holes that are usually vulnerable. These weak areas when wet and dry again have the tendency for the fibrils to become stick together resulting in stiffness and when stressed may lead to premature cracks. Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the stick together collapsing fibrous structure. Besides, charging the protein fiber ionic positive for a more effective hydrogen bonding with the ionic negative fatliquor. 2nd step – Hydrating: Instruction . . . 1- Spray Hydrator-3.3 control and spread with foam brush to hydrate especially the stitching rows and perforated sections. 2- Let dwell 10 to 30 minutes depending on severity of dryness with optional plastic cling wrapping to control evaporation for a longer dwell time to plumps the leather more effectively. Fatliquor evaporates as VOC (volatile organic compound) when temperature rises especially from exposed micro crazing, perforation and stitching rows. Periodic fat and oil replenishing maintains the leather’s structure integrity and pliability thus strengthen these exposed leather from cracking. 3rd step – Fatliquoring: Instruction . . . 1- Spray Fatliquor-5.0 in like manner as Hydrator-3.3 and let dry naturally. 2- Repeat application in between drying until saturated. 3- Leave the leather for slow natural drying for extra softness. 4- Wipe surface strays with Hydrator-3.3 to free of sticky residue. 4th step – Protecting: Instruction . . . 1- Apply Protector-B to the seats and Protector-D to steering wheel including the gear shift knob after shaking well spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

Restorative Care:
Restorative care is the ultimate corrective or salvage care system that removes accumulated soiling including aged conditioners to its original OEM finishes. Accumulated soiling that fills creases is often mistaken for cracks. Leather restorative cleaning of accumulated soiling is performed by Prep-7.7. Avoid pushing into the perforated holes unnecessary. It works by chemical reaction to emulsify soiling through its penetrating, lubricating and suspending power. Its viscosity facilitates coating the surface for effective dwell time. Horsehair detailing Brush-1 is recommended to worked into heavily soiled areas sufficiently to avoid excessive agitation that might damage already weaken finishes especially on heavily used areas. For extreme cases, the Prep-7.7 can stay continuous for up to 72 hours to do its work safely. 1st step - Restorative Cleaning: Instruction . . . 1- Apply Prep-7.7 onto surface with a foam brush avoiding pushing into the holes and agitate with horsehair Brush-1, ensuring a uniform application over the entire surfaces a section at a time. 2- Allow a dwell time of 10 to 30 minutes or before it dries prior to towel extraction until it shows clean. 3- Sticky residue is removed by Clean-3.8 with gentle brush agitation and towel extraction until it shows clean. 4- Remaining residues are spray rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extract to a squeaky-clean. 5- Let dry and inspect for satisfaction, otherwise repeat Prep-7.7 application with a longer dwell time as necessary or proceed to hydrating. Although pigmented leathers surfaces are usually non-absorbent until micro crazing develops it is the stitching rows and perforated holes that are usually vulnerable. These weak areas when wet and dry again have the tendency for the fibrils to become stick together resulting in stiffness and when stressed may lead to premature cracks. Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the stick together collapsing fibrous structure besides charging it ionic positive for more effective hydrogen bonding with the negative ionic fatliquor. 2nd step – Hydrating: Instruction. . . 1- Spray Hydrator-3.3 control and spread with foam brush to hydrate especially the stitching rows and perforated sections.
2. Let dwell 10 to 30 minutes depending on severity of dryness with optional plastic cling wrapping to control evaporation for a longer dwell time to plumps the leather more effectively. Fatliquor evaporates as VOC (volatile organic compound) when temperature rises especially from exposed micro crazing, perforation and stitching rows. Periodic fat and oil replenishing maintains the leather’s structure integrity and pliability thus strengthen these exposed leather from cracking. 3rd step – Fatliquoring: Instruction . . . 1- Spray Fatliquor-5.0 control and spread with foam brush to hydrate especially the stitching rows and perforated sections. 2- Repeat application in between drying until saturated. 3- The leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness. 4- Surface strays are wipe with Hydrator-3.3 to free of sticky residue. 4th step – Protecting: Instruction . . . 1- Apply Protector-B to the seats and Protector-D to steering wheel including the gear shift knob after shaking well spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

Kit Content and Product Description:

Leather Doctor® Prep-7.7 (60ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/prep-7-7/ is a pH 7.7 water-based, high viscosity heavy-duty prep cleaner for pigmented leather types. It works by dwell-time allowing its superior penetrating, lubricating and suspending power to do its work prior to towel extraction. Proven technique include “reverse transferring” suspended stain during dwell time through a stretchable absorbent paper towel rather than being reabsorbed by the leather instead. Sticky residue is removed with Clean-3.8 and neutralizing rinse with Rinse-3.0 as a holistic system. It is design to remove stain such as: a) Blue Jean Dye, b) Leather Belt, c) Plastic Ink Print, d) Newsprint, e) Ballpoint Ink, f) Stamp Pad Ink, g) Sticky Label Residue, h) Crayon, i) Chewing Gum, j) Silicone Shine, k) Permanent Marker, l) Accumulated Soiling. It is highly recommended that the remaining sticky residue is thereafter remove in conjunction with Clean-3.8 and Rinse-3.0 as a holistic leather-safe system. Advance "reverse transfer" technique is to place a stretchable paper towel over the stain using the horsehair Brush-1 to stretch out without air space and let it dwell up to 72 hours with in between interval inspection. Change paper as it picks up suspended stains until the stain is totally transfer off the leather surface. Sticky residue is clean with Clean-3.8 follows with Rinse-3.0. Accumulated Soiling Removal Instruction: Inspect the condition of leather finishes comparing the unused with the heavy used areas. If there is sign of wear especially to Antiquing and the Two-Tone variety types, refinishing is a mandatory recommendation as deteriorated camouflaged finishes is removes during the cleaning process. 1- Apply, spread and agitate with horsehair brush. 2- Allow 10 to 30mins dwell-time or a longer overnight dwell follows with towel extraction. 3- Remove remaining sticky residue with Clean-3.8. 4- Then rinse until towel shows clean to a healthy squeak with Rinse-3.0. Blue Jean Dye Transfer Removal Instruction: Most of blue jean dye transfer leather surface have gone through some heavy friction rubs that may have weaken the topcoat in the process and topcoat refinishing is recommended to seal the colorcoat, otherwise is vulnerable to friction rubs and heavy cleaning. 1- Apply, spread and agitate with horsehair brush. 2- Allow 10 to 30mins dwell-time and towel extract until it shows clean. 3- Reapply to remaining stain and let dwell up to 72 hours with in between inspection. 4- In extreme case, the stain is cover with Prep-7.7 saturated paper towel without airspace to absorb continuous suspended stains. 5- Cling wrapper is use to control evaporation and secure the saturated paper towel in place. 6- Application to perforated panels is saturating the paper towel prior to placing on the stain to avoid squeezing the product into the holes. 7- Sticky residue is remove with Clean-3.8 follows with Rinse-3.0 to a healthy squeaky-feel.

Leather Doctor® Clean-3.8 (250ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/clean-3-8/ - Clean-3.8 is categorized as Leather Cleaner, Aniline Cleaner, Semi-Aniline Cleaner, Nubuck Cleaner, Suede Cleaner, Vachetta Cleaner, Bridle Cleaner and Vegetable-Tanned Cleaner. Design with a pH value of 3.8 is an all-purpose mild leather-safe anionic universal cleaner for all leather types without the potential side effects like rings and browning on sensitive leather or suede. It is particularly effective in emulsifying oily soils and in suspending particulates. It works by penetrating, lubricating and suspending soiling safely and effectively through gentle chemical reaction working in perfect harmony with all leather constituents that include the tanning agent, preservative, dyestuff and especially the fatliquor for a leather-safe cleaning experience. In a holistic cleaning system it is highly recommended to follow through with Rinse-3.0 to a healthy squeak thus prevents or ceases potential remaining residue from overworking.

Leather Doctor® Rinse-3.0 (250ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/rinse-3-0/ - Rinse-3.0 is a pH 3.0 water-based leather-safe universal rinse for all leather types that include pigmented, aniline, vachetta, unfinished, nubuck and suede. It is to removes suspended soiling by towel extraction while neutralizing harmful alkaline residues and protonating or charging the protein fiber ionic more positive (+ve) to increase the attraction or hydrogen bonding between the ionic negative (-ve) leather constituent like the tanning agent, dyestuff and fatliquor. It should produce a healthy squeak to the leather surface; otherwise proceed to Acidifier-2.0 to resolve any alkaline overexposure sticky or slimy issue. With topcoat deteriorating sticky issue especially Bicast leathers, BicastTop-76G with Crosslinker-25 are recommended.

Leather Doctor® Hydrator-3.3 (250ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/hydrator-3-3/ -
Hydrator-3.3 is a water-based pH3.3 leather-safe hydrator. It is mainly used as a fatliquoring preconditioner with multi functional abilities. Surface application is primary to check for even surface tension free of blotchiness prior to fatliquor replenishing. Structural application will require saturating to an optimum level with moisture oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers. This universal Hydrator-3.3 is for all leather types including pigmented, aniline, vachetta, nubuck, suede, hair-on-hide and woolskin. The multi functional abilities include: A - Surface Tension Inspection. B - Leather Stiffness and Unnatural Creases Rectification. C - Structural Cleaning. D - Dye Bleeding, Leather Tackiness and Stiffness Rectification. E - Dye Fading Rectification. F - Reverse-Transfer Suspended Soiling. G - Leather pH Chemistry Integrity Rectification.
H - Fatliquor Surface Residue Cleaning. I - Leather Shrinkage Rectification. A - Surface Tension Inspection: Surface tension prevents liquid penetration and may result in undesired blotchiness with uneven absorption. Surface tension inspection is for even appearance of even absorption rate prior to Fatliquor-5.0 application. Instruction: A1 - The leather surface to be fatliquored is lightly mist spray with Hydrator-3.3 evenly and wipe with lint free towel to free of surface tension prior to fatliquoring. It is then let to slow dry. A2 - Fatliquored surface residue sheen when dry if any, is driven into the leather structure with Hydrator-3.3 in conjunction with appropriate brushes, converting milky residue if any to crystal clear. A3 - The crystal clear moisture is towel extracted until towel shows dry. A4 - When almost dry of up to 25% combine moisture content the leather is stake, stretch or massage to complete dry for desired suppleness. B - Leather Stiffness and Unnatural Creases Rectification: Leather stiffness is fibers structure that becomes stick together when leather commonly gets wet and in most cases fatliquor leaches out. Severe stiffness results when leather lost its fatliquor under heat over-exposure and should be handle with caution from cracking it. Leather creases are unnatural wrinkles resulting from the collapsing empty leather fiber structure due to diminishing fatliquor (fat and oil) content. To plumps, relaxes and separates crushed, shrunk and stick together fibrils by manipulating away-unwanted stiffness and unnatural creases is as follows: Instruction: B1 - The thickness of the leather is saturated to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers with Hydrator-3.3. B2 - The leather is cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let it dwell up to 72hrs for complete hydration or saturation. B3 - It is then manipulate by staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing to relax the leather to satisfaction. B4 - With satisfaction and allowing up to 25% combine moisture content or when a cotton dry towel remains dry from wiping and the leather is still damp with Hydrator-3.3, fatliquoring begins before the leather is completely dry. B5 - The fatliquored leather is left to slow dry and any surface shining residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. B6 - The surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. B7 - Begin staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. Best result is manipulating the leather structure to dryness for extra desired suppleness. C - Structural Cleaning: Structural cleaning is cleaning penetrated soiling or foreign contamination from below surface. This process includes the following steps: Instruction: C1 - The leather is hydrated with Hydrator-3.3, depends on severity up to 72hours dwelling is recommended to moves the soiling upwards. C2 - To maintain a consistent moisture level, the leather in question may be seal in container or plastic wrapping with periodic inspection to top up Hydrator-3.3. C3 - The suspended soiling is extracted by squeezing between an absorbent towel and a smooth spatula to reduce abrasion until towel shows clean. C4 - Fatliquoring continues and is repeated with each almost drying cycle until saturation and is leave to slow natural drying. C5 - Fatliquored dried surface residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. C6 - Surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. C7 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. D - Dye Bleeding, Leather Tackiness and Stiffness Rectification: Common alkaline overexposure may be detected moist with tackiness or sliminess from the leaching or breaking of hydrogen bond between the leather protein fibers and the tanning agents. Bleeding detected with a white cotton towel is the result of the dyestuff breaking the hydrogen bond as well. Stiffness after leather was wet and dry again is the result of the fibers becoming stick together due to diminishing or leaching fatliquor, emptying out the leather structure. To rectify alkaline overexposure areas is by facilitating colloidal water movement to redistribute the leather constituents from surrounding areas back to the affected areas. In severe cases Acidifier-2.0 is highly recommend in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 to effectively pH balance the leather structure back to its pH neutral (iso-electric point or pI). Note, average pH of chrome-tanned leather is from 3 - 5, and vegetable-tanned leather is about 1 point lower thus more pH sensitive. Procedure sequence for rectifying alkaline overexposure of bleeding, tackiness and stiffness is as follows: Instruction: D1 - Saturate Hydrator-3.3 into the thickness of the leather to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers. D2 - Cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let it dwell for redistributing of the leather constituents from surrounding area for up to 72hours with periodic inspection and topping up. D3 - Towel extraction test for dye bleeding, finger testing to detect and eliminate undesired tackiness or sliminess for a tactile squeaky feel and relax stiffness prior to fatliquoring. D4 - Fatliquoring continues and is repeated with each almost drying cycle until saturation and is leave to slow natural drying. D5 - Fatliquored dried surface residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. D6 - Surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. D7 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. E - Dye Fading Rectification: Vat-dyed leathers or aniline dyed leathers is subject to sun fading. However, the dormant dyestuff may be activated to refresh the surface with Hydrator-3.3. It will depend on richness of the dormant dyestuff and the dwell time for the hydrator to release the excess dyestuff to resurface, and result may vary from quality of original dyeing process. This is done with sufficient hydration and dwell time up to 72hours. The common practice is as follows: Instruction: E1 - The thickness of the leather is saturated or hydrated with Hydrator-3.3 to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers. E2 - It is then cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let to dwell up to 72 hours for excess dyestuff to resurface. E3 - The plastic covering is removed and let to natural dry to observe color improvement. E4 - With color refreshing satisfaction, the leather is lightly wet back with Hydrator-3.3 again to relax its structure prior to fatliquoring. E5 - Fatliquoring continues and is repeated with each almost drying cycle until saturation and is leave to slow natural drying. E6 - Fatliquored dried surface residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. E7 - Surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. E8 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. F - Reverse-Transfer Suspended Soiling: Capillary action or wicking process is deployed to move penetrated and suspended soiling to resurface by reverse-transfer technique with Towel-T5. First the leather structure needs to be hydrated to facilitate colloidal water movement within the structural inter-fibrillary spaces, it will also require saturating Hydrator-3.3 to move the suspended soiling upwards. As it wicks through the Towel-T5, soilings are trapped instead of still remaining on the leather surface to be easily peeled off. In practice the following steps are adopted . . . Instruction: F1 - The thickness of the leather is hydrated to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers. F2 - It is then cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let it dwell up to 72 hours to loosen and suspend foreign soiling particulates. F3 - The plastic wrapping is removed and replace with Towel-T5 without airspace to trap soiling as it dries instead of remaining on the surface. For it to stick onto the leather surface, the Towel-5 is spray wet with Hydrator-3.3 and brush out the air space with horsehair Brush-1 at a 45 degrees angle without tearing the towel tight. As it dries it will shrink back and tighten further sticking tight onto the leather surface. Recommend that Fatliquor-5.0 is replenished in combination at this stage especially if the leather has already show signs of cracking. Note that dried leathers with insufficient fatliquor (less then 15% fat and oil) content, when dry again will likely accelerate any existing cracking. F4 - Towel-T5 is peel off when crispy dry and surface residue erase with Eraser-4 or Eraser-5 for suede accordingly prior to fatliquoring. F5 - Fatliquoring continues and is repeated with each almost drying cycle until saturation and is leave to slow natural drying. F6 - Fatliquored dried surface residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. F7 - Surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. F8 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. G - Leather pH Chemistry Integrity Rectification: Leather is an amphoteric material or pH sensitive to the protein fibers. Alkalinity will shift the leather protein fiber ionic negative (-ve), while the other common leather constituents like the tanning agents, dyestuff and fatliquor are non-amphoteric and remains ionic negative (-ve). Thus like a magnet “like poles repels”, the leather constituent breaks hydrogen bond with the leather protein fiber and the leather denatures or revert to rawhide. Breaking of hydrogen bonds between the protein fibers and its constituents often manifest as tackiness, bleeding and stiffness when leather gets wet and dry again. Charging of the leather protein fibers ionic positive (+ve) has to go below its pH neutral (iso-electric point or pI) of pH 3 - 5. Thus in extreme cases Acidifier-2.0 with a pH value of 2.0 accelerate the ionic positive (+ve) charging processes to restore the pH chemistry integrity of the leather. In practice the following steps are observed . . . Instruction: G1 - The thickness of the leather is saturated to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers. G2 - It is then cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let it dwell up to 72 hours for chemical reaction to take place. G3 - The plastic wrapping is removed and lightly spray with Hydrator-3.3 to even out the surface and inspect for any unwanted tackiness or bleeding. G4 - Acidifier-2.0 treatment may be necessary for tackiness or bleeding control. Healthy leather that is stabilized, pH balanced and ionic positive (+ve) charged should feels squeaky instead with reduced bleeding. With satisfaction to restore the leather pH chemistry integrity, fatliquoring continues. G5 - Fatliquoring begins and is repeated with each almost drying cycle until saturation and is leave to slow natural drying. G6 - Fatliquored dried surface residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. G7 - Surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. G8 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. H - Fatliquor Surface Residue Cleaning: Fatliquor with its fat and oil content is essential for leather suppleness from cracking, it is meant for its structure, any surface remnants may alter its original surface luster and attracts soiling. Removing fatliquor surface residue is by brushing with appropriate brushes while spraying with Hydrator-3.3 turning the milky residue to crystal clear. When almost dry the leather is stack or massaged to dry for extra suppleness. The sequence of steps is as follows . . . Instruction: H1 - Likely mist Hydrator-3.3 on surface remnants and it will turn milky. H2 - Brush to drive the milky residue into the leather structure. H3 - Extract until towel shows dry. H4 - Staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness. I - Leather Shrinkage Rectification: Leather shrinkage is often experience when leather is water damaged in conjunction with fast heat drying from the sun or other heat sources. Another common dry shrinkage is from intense heat of the sun or fireplace. Heat evaporates the fatliquor (fat and oil); the leather fibers shrunk, become stick together and result in stiffness. Fatliquor is the lifeblood of leathers and with deficiency the leather stiffens up and easily leads to cracking. Rectification is as follows: Instruction:I1 - The thickness of the leather is saturated to an optimum level with moistures oozing out when gently pressed between thumb and fingers with Hydrator-3.3. I2 - The leather is cover up with plastic wrapping to control evaporation and let it dwell up to 72hrs for complete hydration or saturation. I3 - When fully hydrated and relaxed it is then manipulate by staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing the shrinkage to satisfaction. I4 - With satisfaction and allowing up to 25% combine moisture content or when a cotton dry towel remains dry from wiping and the leather is still damp with Hydrator-3.3, fatliquoring with Fatliquor-5.0 begins before the leather is completely dry. I5 - The fatliquored leather is left to slow dry and any surface shining residue is driven into the leather structure by brushing in conjunction with Hydrator-3.3 until milky residue if any turns crystal clear. I6 - The surface clear moisture is extract with a cotton towel until towel shows dry. I7 - Begin staking, stretching, massaging or cross flexing one more time before the leather is completely dried for the desired suppleness.

Leather Doctor® Fatliquor-5.0 (250ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/fatliquor-5-0/ - Fatliquor-5.0 is an anionic negative (-ve) charged micro emulsion of fat, oil and water for rejuvenating all leather types. It is typically used in conjunction after Hydrator-3.3 relaxing and opening up the fibrous leather structure. It softens the leather when dry with stretchability, compressibility and flexibility, while enhancing its rip tensile strength greatly. It is for replenishing the original fat and oil that diminishes thru sun bleaching, ageing, heat and alkaline overexposure or cleaning. On application, the water-encased molecule breaks free when ionic attraction takes place between the fat and oil with the leather protein fiber. The excess free water content wicks out leaving a breathing space behind for leather natural transpiration. The fat plumps the leather with fullness from easily collapsing into creases and wrinkles during stress or flex, while the oil lubricates the fibers so that they slide over one another smoothly like millions of inter-connecting hinges. Thus helps to keep leather at its optimum physical performance and prevent premature ageing. This universal Fatliquor-5.0 is for all leather types including pigmented, aniline, vachetta, nubuck, suede, hair-on-hide and woolskin. Leather Approximate Quantity or Percentage of Fatliquor:The quantities of fatliquor (fat and oil) contents retained in the leather after an universal tannery fatliquoring process may varies up from 14% to 16% depending on the leather types and it usage. This percentage drops as the fat and oil content diminishes or leaches through ageing, water, heat or chemical overexposure. Leather rejuvenating or fatliquor replenishing is base on weight of the leather in relation to the percentage of remaining fatliquor. A simple calculation of percentage of fatliquor topping up requirement would be as follows: If the weight of the leather in question is 100gm and fatliquor (fat and oil) content meter reading is less than 1%. By applying 80gm of Fatliquor-5.0 to it will deliver an end result incremental of 13.3% fatliquor when dry as the 66.6% water contents evaporates. In the leather rejuvenating Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 > Hydrator-3.3 system, Hydrator-3.3 plays an important role by relaxing, opening up the inter-fibrillary spaces, facilitating and redistributing colloidal water movement, protonating and doing all the pre-conditioning work prior to fatliquoring including cleaning up any excess surface remnants to have a sticky-free surface. In practice with severe dryness the ratio for Hydrator-3.3 is 2 to 1 of Fatliquor-5.0. It works out to be approximately 160gm of Hydrator-3.3 plus 80gm of Fatliquor-5.0 to replenish a 100gm dry leather from less than 1% back to the original tannery up from 14% to 16% fatliquor content. In every bottle of Fatliquor-5.0 by weight content is comprises of 16.66% ionic negative (-ve) charged fat and oil, and 83.33% of water, the water content that encased the fat and oil molecule in an emulsion suspension when hydrogen bond with the ionic positive (+ve) leather protein fiber will break free and discharged clear from the leather structure to the surface. Instruction: 1- Warm-up and shake well to a full emulsion for better penetration. 2- Apply Fatliquor-5.0 and redistribute with foam brush until saturation. 3- Repeat applications each time water contents evaporate until fully saturated. 4- Drive remaining surface remnants free of milky fat and oil until it turns clear with Hydrator-3.3. 5- Allow leather to natural drying for extra softness. 6- Suppleness of leathers is further stake or massage or flex accordingly with a little wet back with Hydrator-3.3. Caution: Insufficient fatliquoring (fat and oil) content may suffer cracking from staking, massaging or flexing. Tips: 1- When crispy dry, prior surface contaminations/damages may darkens as soiling particulates resurface. 2- Remove soiling particulates with Eraser-4 for all leathers including nubuck and Eraser-5 for suede. 3- Stretching the darken areas lightly will also lightens the appearance.

Leather Doctor® Protector-B (250ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/protector-b/ - Protector-B+ is a non-film forming, non-stick; rub-resistant protector for all pigmented, aniline and nubuck oil pull-up leather types. Leather-scentled version is available as Protector-B+. Its non-film forming characteristic allows the leather to retain its breathability for leather natural transpiration. It impart a soft natural buttery-feel that essentially shield the detrimental effects if sticky soiling, while also prevents the common pesky ballpoint from ever ready rolling out its nasty ink on contact. Moreover it helps reduce friction rubs from dye transfer and releases them much easily when cleaned. Its rub-resistant protection increases the leather from wet and dry rubs. With reduced friction squeaks means translating into less stretch, scuff and abrasion to the leather.

Leather Doctor® Protector-D (120ml) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/protector-d/ - Protector-D is design for Aniline and Nubuck Wax Pull-up, Bicast, Vachetta, Steering Wheel and Leather Flooring. This is a non-film forming, non-stick scentless protector that enhances a natural draggy-feel. It imparts a non-stick breathable barrier essentially to shield the detrimental effects of sticky soiling. Its natural draggy-feel protection increases the leather resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reduce stretch, scuff and abrasion. It is also used as a scuff repairer, filling and concealing surface scuffs to improve appearance. The drag produces an unforgettable familiar sound sweet to the ears when leather rubs.

Horsehair Brush-1 (1pc) - Horsehair Brush-1 http://www.leatherdoctor.com/leatherbrush-1/ detailing brush is design ergonomically to be an extension of our hand with a sturdy grooved grip. It is design to produce effective result easily and efficiently. It is recommend for all smooth leather for a soft and scratch-free cleaning. Its length is 7 inches with a three-row bristle 1½ inches cleaning head. Instruction: Use alike the wiping action of our auto or car windscreen wiper for large surfaces a section at a time and detailing work along lineal length of stitching rows, seams, creases and wrinkles. This brush is also used for working Adhesor-73 into leather surface damages to repair smooth it and towel extract surface excess prior to color coating.

Foam Brush-3” (1 pc) - Foam Brush-3” http://www.leatherdoctor.com/tool-foambrush-3/ is dense foam that resists tearing and shredding and carries more material. It has a solid wood handle that allows greater control for quality results. It is for controlling and spreading general solution for a more even distribution.

Towel-5 (5 pc) http://www.leatherdoctor.com/towel-5/ - Stretchable lint-free paper towel works like cloth, highly absorbent and washable. General application is for: a) Extracting suspended soiling during the wet cleaning process. b) “Reverse Transfer” technique with its unique stretchability during wet application and shrinking with tightening up during the drying process, this phenomenon allows the suspending or migrating soiling particulates to wick through and easily peeling off the stain when crispy dry, instead of still remaining on the leather surface. The strength of this single ply allows the wet paper to further work with a combination of spraying-on and horsehair Brush-1 without separating, creasing or tearing, thus ensuring an efficient airtight seal with an even essential surface contact. c) “Reservoir” to hold hydrator and fatliquor slow processes of dwelling or penetrating through semi-absorbent leathers, micro crazing, stitching rows and perforated leathers; or on vertical panels for flow control.d) Folding up to use as products applicator both for spreading, padding and blotting of excess. Sold in a pack of 5 pieces (size 11” x 10.4”).

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