Leather Scent Fatliquor-5.5 by Leather Doctor imparts a classic leather scent to mask the unpleasant odor of leather and suede with softness and strength. Fatliquor-5.5 is a pH 5.5 value anionic charged emulsion fatliquor for rejuvenating hair-on, woolskin, leather, and suede types. Fatliquor-5.5 relaxes coarse breaks, creases, and wrinkles enhances suppleness, and prevent cracking. Fatliquor-5.5 softens the leather with stretchability, compressibility, and flexibility while enhancing its rip tensile strength greatly. Fatliquor-5.5 is for replenishing the original fat and oil that diminishes through sun-bleaching, aging, heat, and alkaline overexposure or cleaning. Fatliquor-5.5 when applied, the emulsified fat and oil-encased water molecule break free when hydrogen bond attraction takes place between the fat and oil with the protein fiber and wicks out leaving a breathing space behind for leather transpiration to function naturally. Fatliquor-5.5 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 like millions of interconnecting hinges with smoothness. This helps to keep leather at its optimum physical performance and prevent premature aging.
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What is the Leather Approximate Percentage of Fatliquor?
The quantities of fatliquor (fat and oil) contents retained in the leather after a universal fatliquoring process may vary up to 14% depending on the leather type. This percentage drops as the fat and oil content diminish through aging and heat or leach through water, and chemical overexposure.
How much Fatliquor is Used?
Leather fatliquor replenishing is based on the weight of the leather in relation to the percentage of remaining fatliquor. A simple calculation of the 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 to it will deliver an end result incremental of 13.3% fatliquor when dry as the 66.6% water contents evaporate. It works out to be approximately 160gm of Hydrator-3.3 plus 80gm of Fatliquor-5.5 to replenish 100gm dry leather from less than 1% back to the original tannery up to 14% fatliquor content.
Why Hydrator-3.3 is used as a Pre-conditioner?
In the leather rejuvenating, Hydrator-3.3 plays an important role by relaxing, opening up the inter-fibrillary spaces, facilitating and redistributing colloidal water movement, protonating, and performing all the pre-conditioning work prior to fatliquoring including cleaning up any excess surface remnants to have a sticky-free surface.
Always pre-condition the leather/nubuck/suede with Hydrator-3.3 to relax, soften, and open up the fiber structure prior to fatliquoring.
1- A fully fatliquor rejuvenated leather maintains an average of 14% fat and oil content, while vegetable-tanned leather is more thirsty.
2- Insufficient fat-liquoring (fat and oil) content may remain stiff and may also suffer cracking from staking, massaging, or flexing.
3- When crispy dry, prior surface contamination/damages may darken as soiling particulates resurface.
4- Removes surface soiling particulates with leather eraser for all leathers including nubuck and suede eraser for suede.
5- Stretching the dark areas lightly will also lighten the appearance.
How To Apply:
1- Concentrates in the bottle is to be cut/mix well with 5 parts warm distilled water prior to use.
2- Apply and redistribute with appropriate brushes or pads until the thickness of the leather or suede is saturated.
3- Repeat each time water contents evaporate leaving behind only the fat and oil content.
4- Sticky residue is further driven into the leather structure or rinsed off until surface milky fat and oil turn clear with Hydrator-3.3.
5- Allow natural drying for extra softness.
6- Suppleness of leathers is further stake/massaged/flexed accordingly with a little wet back with Hydrator-3.3 until dry.