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    Hello Roger
    I have read many responses you have provided on cleaning King Ranch Leather Seats. I am very impressed at the time you take and knowledge you provide to help others. I am in the process of restoring an older Ford F-150 and have my eye on a set of King Ranch seats that are for sale. I included a picture of the front console armrest even though I imagine that it is too far gone. I expect on buying a replacement cover.

    What would it take to clean and correct the seats in the pictures attached?

    Is this a weekend project or a week project?

    If I removed the covers, do you all provide cleaning and restoration services?

    Thanks again, Steven W McCabe

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    >>> What would it take to clean and correct the seats in the pictures attached?

    You may use this matrix as a guide.
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    The sequence of process in brief takes . . .

    Step1 - Dry Soil Removal:
    Use LeatherEraser-4, LeatherBrush-1, Terry Cotton Towel, Vacuum cleaner and tools to break up soiling deposits.

    Step2 - Degreasing:
    Use Degreaser-2.2 > ProClean-1.5 > Acidifier-2.0 > Hydrator-3.3

    Step3 - Hydrating:
    Use Hydrator-3.3

    Step4 - Fatliquoring:
    Use Fatliquor-5.0

    Note: the above 4 steps are considered as “wet operation” and the leather is only allow to be dry after Fatliquoring, otherwise cracks may be magnified due to diminishing fatliquor. Content of fat and oil should average above 14% when the leather is completely dry for suppleness and stitch tear strength. Stitch tear strength above 2000psi is the norm, below 1800psi tear strength weakens that leads to tear or cracks. These leather is very dry and will need Hydrator-3.3 to plumps it up, relaxed prior to Fatliquor-5.0 replenishing.

    Step5 - Dry Inspection only after Fatliquor-5.0
    To determine specialized products to be used for known and unknown stain accordingly.

    Step6 - Specialty Stain Removal
    Always start with a high pH value products and ends with a low pH value product as a rule of thumb. And always ends the stain removal with Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 > Hydrator-3.3

    Step7 - Dry Inspection only after Fatliquor-5.0
    Stain removal may be repeated for different category of stains, until satisfaction.

    Step8 - Redox (reduction-oxidation) Process.
    The surface to be treated has to be after Fatliquor-5.0 and dry.
    All the darkening effect is treated just by saturating and let dry naturally.

    Step9 - Inspection when dry to determine the next best move.


    >>> Is this a weekend project or a week project?

    Recommend that you only work on the smallest surface - example the armrest to experience it out how the leather response - then it is a weekend project (allowing the leather to completely soaked and plump with a little moisture oozing out when press with fingers). This continues hydrating may take you 72hrs and is the most important step.
    The secret of leather structure restoration lies in the “hydrating” process.


    >>> If I removed the covers, do you all provide cleaning and restoration services?


    The leather has to be work together with the frame

    Roger Koh
    Leather, Skin & Hair Care System Formulator
    Consultant / Practitioner / Instructor / Coach
    online store: www.leatherdoctor.com
    forum: www.leathercleaningrestorationforum.com
    email: roger@leatherdoctor.com

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