Auto Perforated Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Kit Af3 by Leather Doctor is a preventive, routine, periodic, and restorative leather cleaning and conditioning system.
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What is Perforated Leather?
Perforated leather is created by machine punching small holes at regular intervals usually on pigmented leather commonly found as car seats for seating comfort.
What is the Weakness of Perforated Leather?
Perforated leather due to the exposed suede naked cross-section is more vulnerable to leather stiffness, creases, and cracks.
Why does Leather become Stiff, with Creases and Cracks?
The softness or suppleness of leather derives from its fatliquor (fat and oil) content in the leather structure. Fatliquor conditioner is VOC (volatile organic compound) and evaporates with aging or heat; leaches out even with water or an alkaline cleaning solution; when dry the leather stiffs out, creases developed and the perforated hole edges develop cracks.
How to keep Perforated Leather Soft?
Fatliquor is the lifeblood of leather! Periodic topping up with fatliquor conditioner will ensure perpetual leather softness.
What is a Systematic Cycle of Care?
A systematic cycle of care includes preventive, routine, periodic, and restorative levels of care to bring suppleness, and appearance at all times high.
What is a Preventive Care System?
A preventive care system is the application of non-stick, rub-resistant protection to increase the leather's resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reducing stretch, scuff, and abrasion with Leather Protector-B.
What is a Routine Care System?
A routine care system would need leather-safe products such as Leather Sanitizer-3.9, Leather Rinse-3.0, and Leather Protector-B.
A routine care system includes procedures such as general dust cleaning and attending to spots and stains as required.
A routine care system neutralizing sweat or perspiration stains from shifting alkaline with Leather Rinse-3.0 prevents the leather from tackiness.
A routine care system sanitizing the leather with Leather Sanitizer-3.9 keeps a hygienic bacteria-free surface.
A routine care system surface conditioning with Leather Protector-B increase the leather's resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reducing stretch, scuff, and abrasion
What is a Periodic Care System?
A periodic care system requires more frequent attention to body contact than non-body contact surfaces while the headrest and armrest get the most body oil, grease, and sweat.
A periodic care system is recommended before soiling causes damage to the leather finishing.
A periodic care system keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times.
A periodic care system cleaning product includes Leather Cleaner-3.8 and Leather Rinse-3.0.
A periodic care system conditioning products include Leather Hydrator-3.3, Leather Fatliquor-5.0, and Leather Protector-B to return the leather to the highest level of suppleness and appearance.
What is a Restorative Care System?
A restorative care system is the ultimate salvage care system that removes accumulated soiling and aged conditioners.
A restorative care system would require cleaning products such as Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Cleaner-3.8, and Leather Rinse-3.0.
A restorative care system would require conditioning products such as Leather Hydrator-3.3, Fatliquor-5.0, and Leather Protector-B
"Why the following Products are Picked as a Holistic System to Clean and Condition Perforated Leathers?"
The answer is . . .
Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Cleaner-3.8, and Leather Rinse-3.0 system!
Leather Prep-4.4 is a pH 4.4 water-based, heavy-duty preparatory cleaner that safely removes accumulative soiling on perforated sensitive leathers.
Cleaner-3.8 is a water-based all-purpose mild cleaner with a pH value of 3.8 for removing Prep-4.4 residues and general cleaning follows by Rinse-3.0 sync as an all-purpose rinse.
Leather Hydrator-3.3 and Leather Fatliquor-5.0 system!
Hydrator-3.3 is a water-based pH 3.3 hydrator conditioner to relax and plump soft leather fibers for more effective Fatliquor-5.0 top-up conditioning.
Fatliquor-5.0 is a pH 5.0 ionic negative (-ve) charged micro-emulsion fat, oil, and water conditioner for leather softness and strength when dry.
Fatliquor-5.0 on application, the water-encased fat and oil ionic negative (-ve) charged molecule breaks free when ionic attraction takes place between the fat and oil conditioner with the leather protein fiber.
The excess free water wicks out leaving a breathing space behind for leather's natural transpiration.
Leather Protector-B imparts non-stick, rub-resistant protection with a buttery feel to reduce leather to leather squeaking noises.
"Why Products in Concentrates?"
Concentrate product has an indefinite shelf life, does not freeze, has less handling damage, and save on shipping weight.
Concentrates in the bottle have to be cut/mixed with distilled water prior to use.
How to work with Leather Prep-4.4, Leather Cleaner-3.8, and Leather Rinse-3.0 system?
1- Prep-4.4 is delicately and thinly applied with a folding lint-free towel like Towel-5 avoiding pushing into the perforated holes and letting dwell for 5 minutes to an hour depending on the severity of the soiling for penetrating, lubricating, and suspending the soiling, thereafter is brushed with a horsehair Leather Brush-1 prior to towel extraction changing folding sides until towel shows clean.
2- Cleaner-3.8 is sprayed and works again with horsehair Leather Brush-1 follows with towel extraction and repeat change folding sides until the towel shows clean.
3- Rinse-3.0 is sprayed and works again with horsehair Leather Brush-1 and repeat change folding sides until the towel shows clean again.
How to work with Leather Hydrator-3.3 and Leather Fatliquor-5.0 system?
1- Hydrator-3.3 is sprayed and brushed using a horsehair Leather Brush-1 to distribute and be absorbed into the leather structure.
2- When the leather appears evenly with moisture saturation, staking, massaging, and flexing return the leather ready for Fatliquor-5.0 top-up conditioning.
3- Fatliquor-5.0 is sprayed and brushed using a horsehair Leather Brush-1 to distribute and be absorbed into the leather structure.
4- Fatliquor-5.0 is repeatedly applied each time the water content evaporates and until the leather takes no more.
5- Fatliquor-5.0 top-up fat and oil are left to slow natural drying and before it is fully dried, staking, massaging, or flexing until fully dry will result in a softer leather.
How to work with Leather Protector-B?
1- Protector-B is sprayed and spread with a lint-free folding pad, let to dry, and ready to use.
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