Leather Aniline Wax Pull-up Topcoat Refinishing - Kit-Aw6.tc is designed for after degreasing in a holistic approach. Most penetrated stains from the head and hands that show a darkening effect have its topcoat probably deteriorated by the oil, grease and sweat. Deteriorated topcoat removed during the degreasing process is refinished with AnilineTop-21/76G after wax effect rejuvenated. Removing penetrated soiling contamination starts with Degreaser-2.2, a waterbased (pH 2.2) multifunctional degreaser that emulsifies the greasy contamination, controls dye bleeding and charging the protein fiber ionic positive for strengthening the attraction between the ionic negative tanning agent, dyestuff and fatliquor. Deflocculated and suspended soiling is towel extracted, thereafter rinse with Rinse-3.0. When leather feels sticky or slimy it is a sign of leather denaturing, Acidifier-2.0 is used to pH balanced it to a squeaky feel when wet is a sign of healthy leather. Hydrator-3.3 relaxes stiff leathers and removes surface tension free from surface blotchiness prior to fatliquor replenishing. Original diminishing fatliquor is replenished with Fatliquor-5.0 to rejuvenate the leather for the desired suppleness when dry. Wax Effect-8.6 rejuvenates the structural wax pull-up effect and coagulates forming a cloudy waxy coating on the surface to be heat activated into the characteristic glossy sheen. Protector-D enhances a non-stick draggy-feel to shield against sticky soiling, besides healing and concealing lightening scuff and abrasion marks (optional leather scented version use Protector-D+) Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this holistic leather-safe aniline wax pull-up leathers topcoat refinishing system. Shipping weight options comes with reduced weight of 0.8kg to save on shipping and freezing thus all the 250ml concentrate ratio spray bottles have to be cut or filled up with distilled water prior to use. Bristle brush is replaced with 2 pieces FoamBrush-3.
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Topcoat Refinishing Instruction:
Removing of surface and penetrated grease is essential for a good bonding topcoat, just like any other refinishing work with the same principle. However, amphoteric protein leather material is especially pH sensitive, leather pH value of 3 to 5 should be maintained at all times during the degreasing process. Otherwise, high pH value bleeds the dyestuff and displaces it with blotchiness. High pH or alkalinity degreaser denatures the leather when the tanning agents leaches out resulting in tackiness and in the worst case sliminess. All degreasing will also dry up the original fatliquor and high pH value does more harm in drying up the leather. When degreasing existing cracks or dried leathers of fatliquor contents below 7% (read with a leather moisture meter or an equivalent wood moisture meter), it is recommended that hydrating it with Hydrator-3.3 prior to Fatliquor-5.0 first to top-up the fatliquor up to the original 14% prior to degreasing. This pre leather rejuvenating helps prevent over drying of the leather during the degreasing process that may accentuate or magnify existing cracks. Degreaser-2.2 is a dual-purpose formulation with a pH value of 2.2 to safely degreasing the leather surface and penetrated soiling, while charging the protein fiber ionic positive (+ve) below its iso electric-point or pH neutral or pI for an increase hydrogen bonding with the other ionic negative (-ve) leather constituents like the tanning agents, dyestuff and fatliquor. Instruction . . . 1- Apply Degreaser-2.2 after shaking it well, saturating sufficiently where apparent body contact soiling is evident and feather out to less body contact soiling areas. 2- Leather Eraser-4 is used for better traction without the risk of scratching the finishes. 3- Horsehair Brush-1 is used for stitching rows, welting, groves, creases and wrinkles, 4- Emulsified and suspended soiling is terry towel extracted until the towel shows clean.
Rinsing the after working degreaser residue and suspended soiling is equally important for a residue free surface. Instruction . . . 1- Apply Rinse-3.0 agitate with Eraser-4 and Brush-1 and Terry towel extract until the towel shows clean. 2- Check for any surface tackiness and proceed with Acidifier-2.0.
Dye bleeding and or tackiness during the wet cleaning process manifested from unknown previous cleaning will need further pH balanced with Acidifier-2.0. With a pH 2.0 treatment the amphoteric leather protein fiber will increase its ionic positive (+ve) charge with the other ionic negative (-ve) leather constituents, restoring its pH chemistry integrity. Instruction . . . 1- Apply Acidifier-2.0, let it dwell and before it dries use a towel for extraction. 2- Towel is checked for signs of bleeding and surface check for tackiness. 3- Advanced treatment is allowed for a longer dwell with control plastic covering and inspect for satisfaction thereafter.
Hydrating is introducing leather-safe surface-active agents to penetrate, relax and separate stick together fibers from locking up shrunk, creases and wrinkles stiffness. The leather may be dwell up to 72hrs while sealed with plastic cling wrapper to control evaporation until the leather is plumped or limped or softened to be stretched or manipulated crosswise to satisfaction. Instruction . . . 1- Apply Hydrator-3.3 for an even appearance and fully saturated to relax out the leather structure to satisfaction. 2- When leather is almost dry or about 25% total moisture content Fatliquor-5.0 replenishing commences.
Fatliquoring is the process of replenishing original fatliquor content up to its formal tannery standard of 14% when dry. The fat and oil encased water molecule when ionic attracted by the protein leather fiber breaks free and evaporates leaving a breathing space for natural leather transpiration to take place for seating comfort. The fat plumps the leather for fullness when dry and the oil lubricates the millions of interconnecting like hinges for suppleness without cracking when the leather is flexed from use. Instruction . . . 1- Apply Fatliquor-5.0 and spread for an even appearance until fully saturated. 2- Before the leather is completely dry or about 25% moisture level more is applied until saturated again. 3- When dry to normal used the leather moisture content may be read with a leather moisture meter or an equivalent wood moisture meter to about 14%.
Surface Fatliquor-5.0 residue if any is removed with Hydrator-3.3 driving all surface residues below surface. Remember that Fatliquor-5.0 is a structural conditioner and not supposed to remain on the surface. Instruction . . . 1- Surface is sprayed with Hydrator-3.3 and works with horsehair Brush-1 until cloudy moisture if any turns clear.
Wax Effect Replenishing:
WaxEffect-8.6 is the secondary conditioner replenishing the leather structure to impart a below surface pull-up distress effect and an above crystalline wax deposit to be activated with a heat blower or hair dryer to a natural characteristically sheen. Instruction . . . 1- Apply WaxEffect-8.6 after a warm-up and shake-up. 2- Spray, spread and saturate with horsehair Brush-1 or other brush evenly producing a darkening effect. 3- Allow an 8 hour natural drying time or until cloudy crystalline is formed. 4- Activate the wax deposit with a heat blower or hot hair dryer to a natural gloss luster.
AnilineTop-21/76G is a water based polyurethane topcoat that is lightfast and non-yellowing. It has excellent flow and levelling properties, is recoatable and forms a flexible film coat that gives good performing results from friction wear. Instruction . . . 1- Application is either with foamBrush-3, Towel-5 or fine airbrushing to produce professional results. 2- Streaking or drippings if any is immediately corrected with a lint-free towel like Towel-5. 3- Sanding with a 2000grit in between coats improves the feel and touch of the finishes. 4- Gloss builds up with additional coatings.
Protector-D is a non-film forming, non-stick scentless (optional Protector-D+ for a classic leather scent) 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 reducing stretch, scuff and abrasion. It is also used as a scuff repairer, filling and concealing surface scuffs to improve appearance. Instruction . . . 1- Shake well, mist spray and spread evenly with a foam brush.
Kit Content and Product Description:
Degreaser-2.2 (120ml) - Leather Doctor® Degreaser-2.2 is a pH 2.2 leather-safe waterbased degreaser with dye bleeding control. It is design for degreasing leather of penetrated oil, grease and sweat stains from skin, and hair contact, especially the headrest and armrest of upholstery, collar and cuffs of garment, handles of bag including steering wheel. It works best in conjunction with Rinse-3.0 to rinse emulsified soiling or Acidifier-2.0 for rinsing, bleeding control and pH balancing sweaty contamination from leather denaturing into rawhide. This universal leather degreaser is for all leather types including the common pigmented, aniline, vachetta, nubuck and suede. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/degreaser-2-2/
Rinse-3.0 (250ml) - Leather Doctor® Rinse-3.0 is a pH 3.0 waterbased leather-safe universal rinse for all leather types that include pigmented, aniline, vachetta, nubuck and suede. It is to removes suspended soiling by towel extraction while neutralizing harmful alkaline residues and charging the protein fiber ionic positive to increase the attraction between the ionic negative leather constituent like the tanning agent, dyestuff and fatliquor. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/rinse-3-0/
Acidifier-2.0 (250ml) - Leather Doctor® Acidifier-2.0 is a waterbased pH 2.0 leather acidifier designs for controlling dye bleeding in conjunction with Degreaser-2.2 in extreme prolong oil, grease and sweat decontamination system. As a standalone, it is for pH balancing alkaline overexposure that manifest as marks, streaks, brightness and tackiness. This universal acidifier is for all leather types including pigmented, aniline, vachetta, nubuck, suede, hair-on-hide and woolskin leather types. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/acidifier-2-0/
Hydrator-3.3 (250ml) - Leather Doctor® Hydrator-3.3 is a waterbased pH 3.3 leather-safe hydrator. It is a fatliquor 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. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/hydrator-3-3/
Fatliquor-5.0 (250ml) - Leather Doctor® 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 hydrogen bond 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. Individual product and tips are found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/fatliquor-5-0/
EffectWax-8.6 (250ml) - Leather Doctor® EffectWax-8.6 is formulated for aniline and nubuck fashion wax-pull-up leathers. This is a pH 8.6 waterbased emulsion blend for rejuvenating diminishing wax pull-up effect lost through usage, ageing or cleaning. Wax pull-up leathers are more often found in indoor upholstery and fashion garments with a gloss luster then the more rustic distressed oil pull-up types mainly as waterproofing for outdoors. When leather is pull or stretch it lightens up and when release returns back to pre-stretch appearance. Liveliness of response depends on the percentage of fatliquor and wax effect content remaining within the leather structure. Routine standalone application is by spraying and working with a horsehair Brush-1 into the leather structure for an even appearance. The pull-up content penetrates into the leather structure while the wax content will crystallize on the leather surface as it dries up from 8 hours or sooner forming a covering of a cloudy wax crystalline. These fine covering of wax is activated with a heat blower or hair dryer transforming them into a coating of natural gloss effect common associated with wax pull-up leathers. Optional distress effect is created by kneading and massaging to achieve the desire result. Protector-D (scentless) or Protector-D+ (leather scented) is recommended to impart the leather with a non-stick rub-resistant protection against soiling and wear. They are also used as a routine care to reduce or eliminate surface scuffing.AnilineTop21G is applied accordingly to achieved or match the desired gloss level. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/waxeffect-8-6/
AnilineTop-76G (120ml) - Leather Doctor® AnilineTop-76G is a waterbased heavy-duty polyurethane topcoat that is lightfast and non-yellowing. It has excellent flow and leveling properties, recoatable and forms a flexible film coat that gives good performing results from friction wear. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/anilinetop-76/
Protector-D (250ml) - Leather Doctor® Protector-D is formulated 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. Individual product is found in this link: http://www.leatherdoctor.com/protector-d/
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