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12-09-2016, 12:17 PM
Hey it Colette rh got this one in .
Can you tell me if that wrinkle in arm can come out ..
they think from packaging..
and scuff in back can that come out







Roger Koh
12-09-2016, 01:31 PM
>>> Can you tell me if that wrinkle in arm can come out ..
they think from packaging..

The structural compression that result in wrinkle is relaxed back by Hydrator-3.3 and supported by complimentary system products.
1st - Hydrator-3.3 is applied to relaxed the wrinkle back to normal.
A holistic approach is as follows:
Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 > Hydrator-3.3 > EffectWax-8.6 > AnilineTop-76 (optional) > Protector-D/D+.

>>> and scuff in back can that come out

The scuff is due to overstretching and emphasis is more on the EffectWax-8.6 and the others as complimentary system products.

Damaged surface topcoating may be repair with AnilineTop-76G as an option.

Products mentioned instructions is found in this Kit-Aw3

Leather DoctorŽ Kit-Aw3, aniline wax pull-up 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 fat and oil that keeps it supple sooner than the non-heat exposed areas. The diminishing of the fat and oil 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 fat and oil replenishing with Fatliquor-5.0 will keep the leather supple and strong. Thus, reduce the premature ageing of the leather against stiffness and cracking. WaxEffect-8.6 rejuvenates the structural wax pull-up effect and coagulates a cloudy waxy coating on the surface to be heat activated into the characteristic glossy sheen during periodic care. The surface wear of the leather is greatly reduced in preventive care with a rub-resistant Protector-D that enhances a non-stick draggy-feel to shield against sticky soiling, besides healing and concealing lightening scuff and abrasion marks. 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 for aniline wax pull-up leathers.

Restorative Care:

Restorative care is the ultimate corrective or salvage care system that removes accumulated soiling including aged conditioners to its original OEM finishes. Accumulated soiling that fills creases is often mistaken for cracks. Restorative cleaning is performed by Prep-4.4. It works by chemical reaction to emulsify soiling through its penetrating, lubricating and suspending power. Its thick as honey viscosity facilitates coating the surface for effective dwell time. 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. For extreme cases, the Prep-4.4 can stay continuous for up to 72 hours to do its work safely including ‘reverse transferring’ of unwanted dye stains from new blue jeans, newsprints and ballpoint ink.

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 Clean-3.8 with gentle brush agitation and towel extraction until it shows clean.
4. Remaining residues are spray rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extract to a squeaky-clean.
5. Let dry and inspect for satisfaction, otherwise repeat Prep-4.4 with Towel-T5 for a ‘reverse transfer for dyestuff stains, application with a longer dwell time as necessary and check for reverse transfer satisfaction. 6. Proceed with Hydrator-3.3 after Rinse-3.0 and satisfied inspection.

2nd phase – Hydrating:
Hydrating is essential to relax unnatural creases and wrinkles. Leather shrunk and becomes stiff when the structural fibers become stick together as the fatliquor diminishes through ageing or under heat over-exposure or under influence of alkaline solution. They are stretched crosswise when the leather is plump. Plumping the stiff leathers may take up to 72hrs under evaporation control. Besides, its pH value of 3.3 helps charge the protein fiber ionic positive (+ve) to increase the hydrogen bonding attraction between the ionic negative (-ve) fatliquor at the molecular level.
1. Spray Hydrator-3.3 control and spread with foam brush to hydrate deep into the leather thickness.
2. Let dwell 10 to 30 minutes to break surface tension, depending on severity of dryness, with optional plastic cling wrapping to control evaporation for a longer dwell time up to 72hrs, to plumps the leather more effectively for ease of cross stretching unnatural creases and wrinkles.

3rd phase – Fatliquoring:
Fatliquor evaporates as VOC (volatile organic compound) when temperature rises especially from exposed micro crazing and stitching rows. Periodic fatliquor (ionic negative (-ve) charged emulsion of natural fat and oil) replenishing maintains the leather’s structure integrity and pliability thus increase leather tensile strength with softness and added intensifying color richness.
1. Spray Fatliquor-5.0 after shaking in like manner as Hydrator-3.3 and let dry naturally.
2. Repeat application while still damp about 25% moisture content remaining in between drying until saturated again.
3. Leave the leather for slow natural drying for extra softness.
4. Wipe surface strays with Hydrator-3.3 to free of sticky residue.

4th phase – Wax Effect Rejuvenating:
EffectWax-8.6 rejuvenates the structural wax pull-up effect and coagulates a cloudy waxy coating on the surface to be heat activated into the characteristic glossy sheen. 1. Shake well, spray and brush EffectWax-8.6 with sufficient penetration or saturation for an even appearance and let dry naturally. 2. When fine wax crystal forms within 8 hours or until it appears, is thereby activated with a heat blower or hot hair dryer to convert into a natural characteristic gloss.

5th phase – Top Coating:
AnilineTop76G is applied accordingly to achieved or match the desired gloss level. 1. Shake well and apply with bristle or foam brush with the lightest touch to reduce streaking. 2. Complete dry between each coating with help of dryer and using a new brush will reduce streaking as well.

6th phase – Preventive Care:
1. When dry, apply Protector-D after shaking well, towel spread and is ready for use when dry.

Roger Koh
Leather Care System Formulator
Consultant / Practitioner / Instructor
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