Leather Doctor® Kit-Ap7.di, auto leather dye and ink remover kit is an innovative concept of removing blue jeans dye and ink stains featuring a “reverse transfer” technique utilizing a paper towel over the dwelling Prep-7.7 > CleanDye-7.9 system. It works by penetrating; lubricating and suspending the stains on dwell time and the paper towel reverse absorb the stain instantaneously from the leather. Prior failed attempt with set-in stains may require the help of Bleach-9.9 as booster to the Prep-7.7 to remove the residual stains. Clean sticky residue with Clean-3.8, rinsed with Rinse-3.0 and pH balanced with Acidifier-2.0 when Bleach-9.9 is cooperated. Hydrator-3.3 relaxes stiff leathers prior to fat and oil replenishing especially the stitching needle rows. Fatliquor-5.0 rejuvenates the leather structure with softness and suppleness when dry. MicroTop-54M is an option for renewing the finish from friction wear. Protector-B (scentless) and Protector-B+ (leather-scented) imparts a non-stick rub-resistant protection with a buttery feel that shield against sticky soiling and reduce friction noises. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this holistic leather-safe dye and ink stain removal system.
Accumulated Soiling Removal:
General accumulated soiling is first removed with Prep-7.7. The longer the dwelling the easier to remove soiling.
1- Prep-7.7 is applied and brush with detailing horsehair Brush-1, follows with terry towel extraction until towel shows clean.
2- Remaining soiling including ink and dye stains are again further treated with a ‘reverse transfer’ technique allowing the Prep-7.7 to wick trough the highly absorbent Towel-5 without any airspace. That is to work out the Towel-5 with Brush-3 until it becomes translucent without any white dry blotches.
3- Inspect every 8 to 24hrs and up to 72hrs to see the effect of the ‘reverse-transfer’ of stains.
4- When 72hrs is up, remove the Prep-7.7 residue with Clean-3.8 > Rinse-3.0 system and repeat with CleanDye-7.9.
5- CleanDye.7.9 is repeated through the above 1 to 4 steps to inspect for result satisfaction.
6- Only in cases with first failed attempt with other products that set the stain, then only Bleach-9.9 > Acidifier-2.0 inevitably come to use.
Testing with Prep-7.7
1- Cut out a piece of paper towel from the kit not bigger than our thumb size and soak it with Prep-7.7.
2- Test it on the worst stained area and inspect every 24 hours with fresh application until the stain is gone.
3- Observe if there is sign of stain removal, if it does, the stain will eventually be removed with repeat application.
4- To secure the test patch from dislodging wrapped it over with see through cling wrap.
5- When 72hrs is up with unsatisfactory result, proceed with CleanDye-7.9 testing over the existing spot.
Testing with CleanDye-7.9
1- Repeat procedure same as above 1 to 4 with Prep-7.7.
2- When 72hrs is up with unsatisfactory result proceed with Bleach-9.9 + Prep-7.7 system.
Repeat testing successes to the actual application.
Protector-B/B+ routine protection reduces unwanted soiling.
Kit Content and Product Description:
Leather Doctor® Prep-7.7 (60ml)
This is a waterbased pH-7.7 high viscosity leather cleaner developed to remove dye and ink stains on all pigmented leathers. It works by dwell-time allowing its superior penetrating, lubricating and suspending power to do its work. It is design to work in co-operation with Bleach-9.9 to synergize its working power. Sticky residue is to be clean with Cleaner-3.8, rinsed with Rinse-3.0 and neutralized with Acidifier-2.0 when Bleach-9.9 is in co-operated.
Leather Doctor® CleanDye-7.9 (60ml)
CleanDye-7.9 also is formulated for pigmented and all non-absorbent leather types. This is a pH 7.9 waterbased high viscosity dyestuff remover that works by dwell-time allowing its superior penetrating, lubricating and suspending power to do its work thus reduce unnecessary physical rubbing that may do more damages.
Leather Doctor® Clean-3.8 (250ml)
This is a leather-safe pH 3.8 cleaner for removing Prep-7.7 sticky residue.
Leather Doctor® Rinse-3.0 (250ml)
This is a leather-safe pH 3.0 rinse to neutralize alkalinity and remove all traces of cleaning residue to a healthy squeaky-feel.
Leather Doctor® Acidifier-2.0 (250ml)
This is a waterbased pH 2.0 leather acidifier ten times stronger than Rinse-3.0 developed to rinse and neutralize Bleach-9.9 in this leather-safe system. The effect of neutralizing is to reduce tackiness or sliminess from alkalinity and returning the leather to a healthy squeaky-feel. The objective is to return the leather to its pH neutral of 3 – 5 for the leather-structure chemistry integrity sake.
Leather Doctor® Hydrator-3.3 (250ml)
This is a waterbased pH 3.3 leather-safe hydrator with active surfactantcy for lowering the interfacial tension. It is for hydrating dried, stiffed or shrunk leathers to separates the crushed, stick together fibrils and relaxes them. It is for charging the leather protein fibers below its iso-electric point positive for long lasting hydrogen bond with the ionic negative charged Fatliquor-5.0. It is for facilitating colloidal water movement within the leather structure during the wicking process to move soiling particulates to the surface.
Leather Doctor® Fatliquor-5.0 (250ml)
This is a pH 5.0 anionic charged micro emulsion fatliquor to rejuvenate leather with softness, suppleness and strength.
It is for replenishing original fat and oil that diminishes thru sun-bleaching, ageing, heat and alkaline exposure or cleaning.
It penetrates and lubricates the leather fibers so that after drying they will be capable of sliding over one another smoothly.
It softens the leather with stretchability, compressibility and flexibility, while enhancing its rip tensile strength greatly. It relaxes coarse breaks, creases and wrinkles enhance suppleness and prevent cracking. It helps to keep leather at its optimum physical performance and prevent premature ageing.
Leather Doctor® MicroTop-54M (120ml)
This is a matte finishes waterbased soft polyurethane leather topcoat. It is lightfast and non-yellowing. It has excellent flow and leveling properties. It is recoatable and forms a flexible film coat. It gives good performing results from friction wear.
Leather Doctor® Protector-B (250ml)
This is a scentless (leather-scented version use Protector-B+), non-film forming, non-stick, rub-resistant protector that impart a natural buttery-feel. Its non-stick breathable barrier is essentially to shield the detrimental effects of sticky soiling. Its natural buttery-feel protection increases the leather resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reduce stretch, scuff and abrasion. It reduces friction squeaks that wear the finishes when one slides in and out of auto seats.
This horsehair detailing brush is designed ergonomically to be an extension of our hand with a sturdy grooved grip. It is designed to produce effective result easily and efficiently. It is recommended 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.
Towel-5 (5 pcs)
This rag works like cloth, lint free, highly absorbent and washable. General application is for extracting suspended soiling or for spreading hydrator, fatliquor or protector. It is used for both dye and topcoat padding for smooth leathers.
FoamBrush-3 (2 pcs)
This is a 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 used for controlling and spreading fatliquor for a more even distribution.
Sand-2000 wet and dry sandpaper (1 pc)
This sandpaper is selected specially for its ability to smoothen rough finish. Sanding is aim at the finish for better anchorage during refinishing. It is for smoothen finishes in between coating when necessary.