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    Default Leather 5 pocket pants to clean

    Hello,

    I've bought leather pants at second hand shop recently. They need cleaning and refreshing, both leather and lining side. Could you please recommend which products I should buy and use? Will the pants shine after restoration? I like their non-shining worn look actually...
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    I will appreciate your help.

    Best
    Pawel

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    >>> Could you please recommend which products I should buy and use?

    The last picture shows the reverse suede side and shows that this leather is aniline vat dye through.
    Can’t really tell the front finishes at this close-up, perhaps an overview of the pants may reveal some telling sign.
    Possibility:
    1 – This could even be a nubuck that have all the naps worn and result in a smooth appearance.
    2 – Picture number 4, the back pocket shows it could be wax or oil infused.
    3 – The other possibility could be just standard aniline with an urethane coating that can come in gloss or satin.


    >>> They need cleaning and refreshing, both leather and lining side.


    Products for cleaning the leather is safe to clean the fabric as well except for silk or rayon.


    >>> Will the pants shine after restoration? I like their non-shining worn look actually...


    1 – Cleaning Restoration – by Clean-3.8 > Rinse-3.0 will not shine the leather but result duller if oil and greasing soiling is removed.
    2 – Structural Restoration – by Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 > Hydrator-3.3 will not shine the finish when residual surface fatliquor is further removed by hydrator.
    3 – Topcoat Restoration – luster level is adjusted with either AnilineTop-21G (gloss) or AnilineTop-21S (satin).

    >>> I like their non-shining worn look actually...

    Nubuck without a urethane topcoat and have fine naps looks worn and non-shining and when neglect will produce a shine a lost its nap, however they can be restored back to the original look.


    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant


    Products information:

    Difference of the Nubuck care kit is the brush-2 instead of Brush-1, Protector-S+ instead of Protector-B+ and with additional of Eraser-4 to revive the nap.
    Will need further pictures to positively identify the finishes type.
    All we know is this leather is aniline dyed.


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    Leather Doctor® Kit-A3, aniline leather, care kit is an innovative leather-safe (pH 3 - 5) system designed for keeping leathers at their highest level of appearance, maintaining its pH chemistry integrity, enhancing their suppleness and prevents premature ageing. Leathers that faced the sun, closed to fireplace and heaters dries out the fatliquor (fat and oil) that keeps it supple sooner than the non-heat exposed areas. The diminishing of the fatliquor through evaporation results in the leather fibers being stick closer together that results in stiffness and when flexed during used will lead to cracks. Periodic use of Hydrator-3.3 to plumps the stick together fibers prior to fatliquor replenishing with Fatliquor-5.0 will keep the leather supple and strong. Thus, reduce the premature ageing of the leather against stiffness and cracking. The surface wear of the leather is greatly reduced with friction noise reduction. This is preventable with a rub-resistant Protector-B+ that imparts a natural buttery-feel. Periodic cleaning and rinsing with Clean-3.8 follows by Rinse-3.0 to the bare body contact areas like headrest and armrest helps reduce greasy soiling build-up. Restorative cleaning and occasional dye stains removal from new blue jeans is accomplished with Prep-4.4. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this leather-safe holistic care system.
    Instruction:

    Preventive Care:
    A non-stick, rub-resistant protection is recommended to be in place before putting the leather to daily 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 ability reduces friction noises that translate into less friction wear. This leather-scented protector diffuses a classic leather scent that boost the sensuous leather more appealing to the leather lover. This preventive care is kept in place at each level of routine, periodic or restorative cleaning cycle. A simply spray and wipe prolongs the need for cleaning heavy soiling.
    1. Mist sprays Protector-B+ spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry. Scentless version is available as Protector-B.
    Routine Care:
    Routine care includes procedures such as general dust cleaning, attending to spots and stains as required especially the pH balancing of sweat stains from shifting alkaline. Thus prevents leather from tackiness. A routine non-stick rub resistant protection after neutralizing rinse helps keep leather in a more attractive and healthy state while preventing premature wears.
    1. Spray Rinse-3.0, horsehair Brush-1 agitates and towel extract until it shows clean.
    2. Mist sprays Protector-B+ spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

    Periodic Care:
    Periodic care is recommended before soiling causes damages to the finishing. This keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times. Body contact areas would require more frequent attention than the unused areas. While the leather headrest and hand rest gets the most of body oil and sweat contacts.
    1st phase – Periodic Care:
    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.
    2nd phase – Hydrating:
    Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the stick together collapsing fibrous structure. Moreover, it is used to check for surface tension from blotchiness prior to fat and oil replenishing.
    1. Spray Hydrator-3.3 to check for an even appearance.
    3rd phase – Fatliquoring:
    Fatliquor evaporates as VOC (volatile organic compound) when temperatures rises especially from exposed surfaces. Periodic fatliquor replenishing maintains the leather’s structure integrity and pliability thus strengthen these exposed leather from cracking.
    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. The leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
    4. Surface strays are wiped with Hydrator-3.3 to free of sticky residue.
    4th phase – Preventive Care:
    1. Mist sprays Protector-B+ spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.

    Restorative Care:
    This is the ultimate restorative or salvage care system that removes accumulated soiling including aged conditioners. Accumulated soiling that fills creases is often mistaken for cracks. Using Prep-4.4 performs restorative cleaning. It works by chemical reaction to emulsify soiling through its penetrating, lubricating and suspending power. 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.
    1st phase - Restorative Cleaning:
    1. Apply Prep-4.4 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 Cleaner-3.8 with gentle brush agitation and towel extracts until it shows clean.
    4. Remaining residues are spray rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extracts to a squeaky-clean.
    5. Let dry and inspect for satisfaction, otherwise repeat cleaning process as necessary or proceed to hydrating.
    2nd phase – Hydrating:
    Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the stick together collapsing fibrous structure. Its surfactantcy helps check for surface tension of blotchiness prior to fat and oil replenishing.
    1. Spray Hydrator-3.3 to saturate with an even appearance to soften up the leather.
    2. Let dwell 10 to 30 minutes and towel extract wick up soiling until it shows clean.
    3rd phase – Fatliquoring:
    Fat and oil replenishing maintains the leather’s structure integrity and pliability thus strengthen these exposed leather from cracking.
    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. The leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
    4. Surface strays are wiped with Hydrator-3.3 to free of sticky residue.
    4th phase – Preventive Care:
    1. Mist sprays Protector-B+ spread with lint free towel and is ready for use when dry.


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    Leather Doctor® Kit-N3, nubuck leather care kit is an innovative leather-safe (pH 3 - 5) system designed for keeping leathers at their highest level of appearance, maintaining its pH chemistry integrity, enhancing their suppleness and prevents premature ageing. Leathers that faced the sun, closed to fireplace and heaters dries out the fatliquor (ionic negative charged fat, oil and water) that keeps it supple sooner than the non-heat exposed areas. The diminishing of the fatliquor through evaporation results in the leather fibers being stick closer together that results in stiffness and when flexed during used will lead to cracks. Periodic use of Hydrator-3.3 to plumps the stick together fibers prior to fatliquor replenishing with Fatliquor-5.0 will keep the leather supple and strong. Thus, reduce the premature ageing of the leather against stiffness and cracking. The surface wear of the leather is greatly reduced in preventive care with a rub-resistant Protector-S+ that enhances a non-stick silky-feel to shield against sticky soiling. Periodic cleaning and rinsing with Cleaner-3.8 follows by Rinse-3.0 to the bare body contact areas like headrest and armrest helps reduce greasy soiling build-up. Restorative cleaning and occasional dye stains removal from new blue jeans is accomplished with Prep-4.4. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this leather-safe holistic care system for nubuck.
    Last edited by Roger Koh; 02-12-2015 at 11:32 AM.

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    Thank you for your reply.
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    What kind of leather is it and what products to use?

    Cheers
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    Reference to picture #2 & #4 shows the build up of greasy soiling as shining darkening effect typical of Nubuck.
    Nubuck is aniline dyed and have the grain side buffed to fine naps that produce a “finger writing effect”.
    These fine velveteen effect is gone with neglect with surface contact but may still be evident from hidden areas.

    >>> Will the pants shine after restoration? I like their non-shining worn look actually...

    Restoration cleaning will remove the accumulated soiling that causes the shine.

    Use this Nubuck Leather Problem Solving Guide as reference.

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    Roger Koh
    roger@LeatherDoctor.com

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    Thank you for your reply.

    So what set of products would you like to recommend me to buy?

    All the best
    Pawel

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    Leather Doctor®
    Kit-N3 : Nubuck - Care Kit

    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-n3-nubuck-care-kit/

    Let me know when you are ready and I will give tips how to proceed.
    Last edited by Roger Koh; 02-21-2015 at 08:56 AM.

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    I found something like this https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/pro...m-pants/194903
    Don't you think this is the same tape of leather (front) as my pants, is it nubuck?
    All the best

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    Grained leather pants in black

    Not a Nubuck.

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