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Thread: How to fix/fill deep cracks on vintage leather boots?

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    Default How to fix/fill deep cracks on vintage leather boots?

    Greetings:
    Do you have any idea how I can fix these deep cracks, obtain a homogeneous color, and nourish the leather?
    Thanks a lot,
    Best regards,
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    This is the recommend sequence for color refinishing:

    1- Any finishes is stripped clean using Stripper-2.3.
    2- Nourishing or rejuvenating the leather is by Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 > Hydrator-3.3 system.
    3- Deep crack is strengthened with Impregnator-26, bond with Bond-3D > Bond-7A system.
    4- A homogenous color is either by Adhesor-73 > Micro-54 > MicroTop-54G/M/S > Protector-B/B+ system or a finer breathable system for wearing comfort with Napa-84 > NapaTop-84G/S > Protector-B/B+.

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care System Formulator
    Consultant / Practitioner / Instructor
    web: www.leatherdoctor.com
    forum: www.leathercleaningrestorationforum.com
    email: roger@leatherdoctor.com

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    What's the life span of the leather once it's rejuvenated like you describe? Thanks.

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    Assuming we have rejuvenated to the tannery standard of 15% (fat and oil) content.

    The percentage will once again diminishing as the fat and oil are VOC (volatile organic compound).

    The higher the percentage of fat and oil content the longer the life span of leather suppleness free from stiffness and cracking.

    It is a cyclic on-going process of topping up the fatliquor percentage to its optimum level to keep it perpetually supple from crackling.

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