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    Default Suede boots have what is probably dish soap dried on them

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    These boots were in storage and got what is probably dish soap spilled on them, but it might be shampoo. They've probably been like this for 6 months to a year.

    I assume that as soon as I wash the soap off there will be a big ugly stain. What's the best way to go about "saving" them?

    Thank you for your time.

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    >>> I assume that as soon as I wash the soap off there will be a big ugly stain. What's the best way to go about "saving" them?

    You will need a Suede Care Kit:
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-s3-suede-care-kit/

    plus
    Acidifier-2.0
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/acidifier-2-0/
    or Basifier-8.8
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/basifier-8-8/

    You may want to confirm the pH value of the spill by testing out its pH value with a simple litmus paper test to determine if there is a need for the Acidifier-2.0. This acidifier has a pH value of 2.0 that is used to neutralize any alkalinity that denatures the leather. If the test turns out to be acidic, then to neutralize it would need Basifier-8.8 instead. Balancing the affected leather to the leather pH neutral of 3 to 5.

    Recommend procedure:

    Step-1 is a dry soiling removal of the spill stain with a combination of SuedeBrush-3 and SuedeEraser-3.
    Step-2 lightly wet out the residue and test with litmus paper or a pH meter.
    Step-3 neutralizes it to pH value reading to between 3 and 5 (the leather pH neutral range).
    Step-4 cleans with CleanSuede-4.5 with a combination of SuedeBrush-3 and SuedeEraser-3.
    Step-5 rinse with RinseSuede-2.3 with a combination of SuedeBrush-3 and SuedeEraser-3.
    Step-6 hydrate with Hydrator-3.3
    Step-7 fatliquor with Ftliquor-5.0
    Step-8 protect with Protector-S

    See this Suede Problem Solving Matrix for other details.
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