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    Default Which type of leather is this and which products to use?

    Hello,

    I have had this sofa for a while and I would like to continue using it but the seat cushions have become sticky. They aren't sticky to the touch but when you sit on them for a little while the leather sticks to the pants material. I have been using a blanket to cover the cushions and in the photos you can see the fibers from the blanket have stuck to the leather. I would really like to be able to clean them and condition so that nothing sticks but I'm not sure which type of leather this is. Also, the ottoman has ripped and you can see the underside of the leather - maybe this will help? Also, what do you recommend for the ripped ottoman? I have also attached a pic of the label underneath the cushion that has some details on the materials (but doesn't say which type of leather it is). Thank you for any help you could give!

    Mike
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    >>> I'm not sure which type of leather this is.
    This leather is identified as “Bicast”
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/bicast/

    See what others have solves their Bicast leather issues here:
    http://www.leathercleaningrestoratio...ulated-Leather

    >>> I would like to continue using it but the seat cushions have become sticky. They aren't sticky to the touch but when you sit on them for a little while the leather sticks to the pants material.

    Body oil, grease and sweat and humidity and alkalinity deteriorate the finishes. A new topcoat “BicastTop-76G” finish with crosslinker “Crosslinker-25” to tight up the water elements will stop the stickiness, with this Leather Doctor Kit-B7+ (Bicast Leather Sticky Topcoat Refinishing Kit
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-b7-...nishing-kit-1/


    >>> Also, the ottoman has ripped and you can see the underside of the leather - maybe this will help?


    Ripped is the leather structure that becomes dry of its original fatliquor (ionic negative charged fat and oil). When leather tensile strength falls below 1800psi it is subject to tear and rip. To increase the strength above 2000psi the diminishing fatliquor (fat and oil) content will need to be top up to average 14% when dry. This rejuvenating process is accomplished with Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/fatliquor-5-0/
    > Hydrator-3.3 system.


    >>> Also, what do you recommend for the ripped ottoman?


    The rip is repaired with “Bond-3D”
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/bond-3d/

    and “Patch-4S”
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/patch-4s/
    from the suede side.

    Optional color touch up is available using color system from Kit-B8.cl - Bicast Leather Refinishing (color) Kit.
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-b8-...ing-color-kit/

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