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Roger Koh
08-29-2011, 02:23 PM
I want to restore a vintage Louis Vuitton the leather is dark and I want to lighten and restore the bag leather so it won't crack. Also the inside fabric has ink do you have anything to remove ink off of fabric. And how can you treat the canvas? Do you have any before and after pictures you can send me of what the bag would look like after being restored? What would be the cost and can you pay by credit card?

I just emailed you and asked for a price are the small bottles sufficient for what I want to do and if so what is the cost for small bottles

I sent 4 photos of bag. I purchased the bag used and tried to clean bottom but it seems that the ink from the inside is what is causing spots on bottom. I was wonder if it is worth it to try anything since the bag is older. And what would your products do?

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Roger Koh
08-29-2011, 05:16 PM
Picture #4
Work should be done on this ink stains removal from the fabric.
Recommendation:
Prep-7.7 > Cleaner-3.8 > Rinse-3.0.
99% of the work is done by Prep-7.7 and if done accordingly, more than 97% of the stain should be gone (depending on the fabric material).

Picture #3
Ink stains that migrate to the leather base of the bag.
Prep-7.7 > Cleaner-3.8 > Rinse-3.0 > Hydrator-3.3
The ink has gone through the cross section of the leather Ė surface stain is removed by the Prep-7.7, while else the stains from the thickness has to be moved by wicking with Hydrator-3.3. Hydrator-3.3 is also used for the final even out of the leather appearance avoiding blotchiness or rings.

Pictures #2 & #1
Looks like penetrated body oils that causes the darkening, however sunlight exposure will also darkens this vachetta leather (vegetable tanned naked leathers).
Recommended Degreasing:
Degreaser-2.2 > Rinse-3.0

Recommended Browning Treatment to Lighten up the Leather:
díTannin-3.5

Recommended softening of the so it wonít Crack:
Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0


Hereís the recommended Kit V3.bt with Ink Removal 7.7 as an add-on otherwise the leather-safe Prep-4.4 can be used as a substitute will less of an ink removal power.


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Leather Doctorģ Kit V3.bt : Vachetta Leather Browning Treatment Kit

Vachetta leather browning treatment Kit V3.bt Ė features díTannin-3.5; a pH 3.5 leather-safe browning treatment to reduce sunlight browning. Itís also for removing cellulose stains such as coffee, tea, wine, grass and some dyes. Including other tannin stains that derive from plants will probably be removed with this product.

■ Vachetta Leather Browning Treatment System
■ Vachetta Leather Restorative Cleaning System
■ Vachetta Leather Periodic Cleaning System
■ Vachetta Leather Degreasing System
■ Vachetta Leather Dye Transfer Stain Removal System
■ Vachetta Leather Gum and Sticky Stain Removal System
■ Vachetta Leather Rejuvenating System
■ Vachetta Leather-Scent Non-Stick Rub Resistant Protection System

Email [email protected] for shipping option or trade price.

■ Vachetta Leather Browning Treatment System
A dual action leather-safe system that works with penetrating, lubricating and suspending action in conjunction with reduces bleaching effect.
Instructions
1st Phase Browning Treatment:
1] Shake d'Tannin-3.5 very well, spray, horsehair Brush-1 agitate and extract with towel until it shows clean.
2] Repeat spray and let natural drying for chemical reaction to take effect.
3] Use Erase-4 to remove residue and inspect for satisfaction; otherwise repeat as necessary.
2nd Phase Hydrating:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather for an even appearance.
2] Proceed to fatliquoring while the leather has reached an even damp appearance.
3rd Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

The feature contents of this kit include:

Leather Doctorģ díTannin-3.5 in 250ml
This is a pH 3.5 leather-safe tannin remover for reducing browning due to sunlight exposure. Itís also use for removing cellulose stains such as coffee, tea, wine and some dyes. Including tannin stains that derive from plants will probably be removed with this product.


Complimentary System as found in the care Kit V3

■ Vachetta Leather Restorative Cleaning System
Restorative cleaning is the general removal of accumulative surface soiling with the penetrating, lubricating and suspending power of Prep-4.4 prior to specialty stain removal. It is through the result of this 3 steps process of prep, clean and rinse that the appearance is reevaluated for the necessary next round of specialty cleaning that matches the severity of soiling type, as found in the Vachetta Leather Problem Solving Guide-V9
Instructions
1st Phase Restorative Cleaning:
1] Apply Prep-4.4 to the entire surface, agitate with a horsehair brush-1 or lightly scrub with Eraser-4 and towel extract.
2] Reapply Prep-4.4 to the remaining soiling and let dwell 10 to 30 minutes or longer overnight, lightly brush or scrub and towel extract until towel shows clean.
3] Sticky residue is removed by Cleaner-3.8 with gentle brush agitation and towel extract until towel shows clean.
4] Spray Rinse-3.0, brush agitates and towel extract to a squeaky clean and check for satisfaction when dry.
2nd Phase Hydrating:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather for an even appearance.
2] Proceed to fatliquoring while the leather has an even damp appearance.
3th Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Periodic Cleaning System
Maintenance cleaning is recommended before soiling causes damages to the finishing. This keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times.
Instructions
1st Phase Periodic Cleaning:
1] Spray Cleaner-3.8 and agitate with horsehair Brush-1, to 1 panel at a time.
2] Towel extracts the suspended soiling until towel shows clean.
3] Spray Rinse-3.0 and towel extract to a squeaky clean and check for satisfaction when dry.
2nd Phase Hydrating:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather for an even appearance.
2] Proceed to fatliquoring while the leather has an even damp appearance.
3th Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Degreasing System
Degreasing process involves two steps; first is the sufficient penetration of Degreaser-2.2 to react with the grease and second is to bring out the grease with Rinse-3.0. This process may be repeated depending on the depth of grease penetration. An advance technique is to cling wrapped to control evaporation for a more effective dwell time for the both steps.
Instructions
1st Phase Degreasing:
1] Warm Degreaser-2.2 up and shake very well until it turns to an opaque gel.
2] Apply direct and agitate with horsehair Brush-1 to penetrate into the stain.
3] Let dwell 5 to 30 minutes or before it dries for chemical reaction to occur, follows with towel extraction.
4] Suspended residue is to be rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extract until towel shows clean.
5] Let dry and inspect:
5a] Dark spots can be lightened with stretching from the reverse side with leather Spatula-6 or a tip of a teaspoon.
5b] Wicks up residue to be erased with Eraser-4.
2nd Phase Hydrating:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather for an even appearance.
2] Proceed to fatliquoring while the leather has an even damp appearance.
3th Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Dye Transfer Stain Removal System
Common dye transfer stains are from blue jeans, newsprint and dyed goods that require the penetrating, lubricating and suspending power of Prep-4.4. In most cases the suspended stains is easily reabsorbed into the leather that is difficult to be towel extracted entirely. Extra process is necessary to wicks up these reabsorbed stains with the help of Hydrator-3.3. Advance technique is to place absorbent tissue paper as an extension of the leather surface to trap these fugitive dyes in the wicking process. Fatliquoring to soften and strengthen the leather after complete stain removal is highly recommended. Note: Stains that have been attempted by unknown products may be set tougher to remove. Itís also recommended to use tap water wet finger test for tackiness or sliminess. If it is, acidifying it with Acidifier-2.0 found in Kit V3.T to return the leather to a squeaky feel is highly recommended prior to Prep-4.4 application.
Instructions
1st Phase Surface Removal :
1] Apply Prep-4.4 to the stain, horsehair Brush-1 agitate and towel extract until towel shows clean. If stains remains a longer dwell time of 4 to 8 hours is necessary or even an overnight dwell with cling wrapper.
2] If the stain is gone, clean the sticky residue with Cleaner-3.8 follows with Rinse-3.0 let dry and inspect.
3] For reabsorbed stains proceed with structural removal.
2nd Phase Structural Removal:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 to hydrate the entire thickness of the leather and lay absorbent tissue paper over the entire surface and let it soak through tight, free of air spaces.
2] This process allows the wick-up residue to be caught by the tissue paper when itís perfectly dry for inspection.
3th Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Gum and Sticky Stain Removal System
Features the leather Eraser-4 working in conjunction with the dwelling power of Prep-4.4. Leather Eraser-4 is a foam rubber sponge eraser with a crepe side for traction removal of sticky soiling especially the common chewing gum and such. It is use in conjunction with the penetrating, lubricating and suspending power of the Prep-4.4. Follows with Cleaner-3.8 and the Rinse-3.0. With the non-stick Leather Scent-B protector thereafter makes future removal much easier.
Instructions
1st Phase Removal:
1] Prep-4.4 is applied and let dwell 10 to 30 minutes or longer to soften up the stain to be gently erased with Eraser-4 until complete removal.
2] Sticky residue is to be cleaned with Cleaner-3.8 until towel shows clean.
3] Final step is to use Rinse-3.0 to a healthy squeaky clean.
2nd Phase Hydrating:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather for an even appearance.
2] Proceed to fatliquoring while the leather has an even damp appearance.
3th Phase Fatliquoring:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
4th Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Leather Rejuvenating System
Rejuvenating system is the process of restoring the original fatliquor diminished through aging and cleaning to return to its characteristic suppleness. Leathers, when wet and then dry again, have the tendency for the fibrils to becomes stick together - known as the Van der Waals or London force phenomenon. This results in stiffness and when flexed, may lead to premature cracks, as often seen on neglected leathers. It is recommended to hydrate these exposed leather structure and replenish the diminished fatliquor while it is still damp. When dry thereafter, the leather fibrils will be well separated and lubricated to slide over one another smoothly during practical usage. A fully rejuvenated leather with sufficient fat and oil is less susceptible to liquid stains besides keeping the leather structure healthy from stiffness that leads to cracks.
Hydrating Instructions:
1] Spray Hydrator-3.3 with help of foam brush to penetrate the leather.
2] A visual inspection is to ensure even appearance is achieved and ready for fatliquoring.
Fatliquoring Instructions:
1] Fatliquor-5.0 follows the same procedure as the Hydrator-3.3, with in between drying even application as moisture evaporates.
2] The rejuvenated leather is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
3] Inspect for even appearance and remove wicks up residue with Eraser-4 prior to Leather Scent-D application.
3rd Phase Non-stick Rub Resistant Protection:
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

■ Vachetta Leather Leather Scent Non-Stick Rub Resistant Protection
This non-stick rub resistant protector keeps leather at its high level of appearance at all times. It not only protects against the detrimental effect of sticky soiling, but also features rub-resistant protection that is incorporated to reduce surface friction wear. Thus prolonging the life of the finishes. This elusive, unforgettable, classic leather scent much sought after by leather lovers, is infused into these non-stick rub resistant protectors. Leather Scent-D with its draggy feel is designed for a non-slip grip.
Instruction
1] Spray Leather Scent-D, spread with lint free towel for an even appearance and itís ready to use when dry.

The contents of this kit include:

Leather Doctorģ Prep-4.4 in 60ml
This is the leather-safe milder version of Prep-7.7 with a pH value of 4.4. Itís high viscosity; designed to be painted on neatly; with a foam brush onto the leather. It works by allowing sufficient dwell-time; to penetrate, lubricate and suspense foreign soil contamination; prior to extraction with towel. Itís is used to strip foreign soil contamination prior to refinishing. Also as stains remover for: Grease based ink stains like ballpoint ink.
Water based ink stains like stamp pad ink. Dye transfer stains like blue jeans, ink prints and newsprints.

Leather Doctorģ Degreaser-2.2 in 60ml
This is a pH 2.2 high viscosity aqueous formulated leather degreaser. Itís primarily for degreasing leather of penetrated oil and grease stains from skin and hair contact. Itís also used in assisting in the removing of solvent based stains like permanent marker, paint and nail-polish. Oil and grease based stains like crayon, wax, ballpoint ink and lipstick.

Leather Doctorģ Cleaner-3.8 in 250ml.
This is a pH 3.8 all purpose leather-safe anionic cleaner that is particularly effective in emulsifying oily soils and in suspending its particulates. It works by penetrating, lubricating and suspending soiling safely and effectively through gentle chemical reaction; working in perfect harmony with all leather constituents that include the tanning agent, preservative, dyestuff and especially the fatliquor. It's safe for all leather trims including; aniline, vachetta, nubuck and suede. This product is always followed through with Rinse-3.0 as a system to a healthy squeaky feel.

Leather Doctorģ Rinse-3.0 in 250ml.
This is a pH 3.0 aqueous anionic leather-safe rinse to neutralize harmful alkaline and perspiration residues; for stabilizing and strengthening leather to its neutral pH value of 3 to 5 chemistry integrity. It's safe for all leather trims including; aniline, vachetta, nubuck and suede.

Leather Doctorģ Hydrator-3.3 in 250ml
This is a pH 3.3 aqueous leather-safe hydrator with active surfactantcy for lowering the interfacial tension between the protein leather fibers and its constituents. Itís for hydrating dried, stiffed or shrunk leathers to separates the crushed, stick together fibrils and relaxes them in the inter-fibrillary leather structure for effective distribution of the Fatliquor-5.0. Itís for charging the leather protein fibers below its iso-electric point positive to hydrogen-bond with the ionic negative charged Fatliquor-5.0. Itís for facilitating colloidal water movement within the leather structure during the wicking process to move soiling particulates to the surface.
Itís for reactivating the dormant dyestuff to resurface thus reducing the contrast between the color coat and the leather crust. Itís for reducing or eliminate blotchiness when dry especially absorbent leathers. Itís for facilitating better finish penetration during refinishing thus providing good surface properties, especially the uniformity of surface dyeing during aniline refinishing. Itís safe for other leather trims that may include aniline, vachetta, nubuck, suede, hair-on-hide and woolskin.

Leather Doctorģ Fatliquor-5.0 in 250ml
This is a pH 5.0 anionic charged micro emulsion fatliquor leather rejuvenator. Itís for replenishing original fatliquor that has diminished thru sun-bleaching, ageing, heat and alkaline exposure or cleaning. It penetrates and lubricates the leather fibers so that after drying, they are capable of sliding over one another smoothly. Besides softening the leather with stretchability, compressibility and flexibility; fatliquor enhances its rip tensile strength greatly thus reduces split or tear to the stitching and perforated holes. It relaxes coarse breaks, creases and wrinkles to provide drapes, suppleness and prevents cracking. It helps to keep leather at its optimum physical performance and prevent premature ageing. Itís safe for all other leather trims including; aniline, vachetta, nubuck, suede, hair-on-hide and woolskin.

Leather Doctorģ Leather Scent-D in 120ml
This is a non-film forming, non-stick, rub resistant protector that enhances a draggy-feel with a classic leather scent for a non-slip grip. It imparts a non-stick breathable barrier essentially to shield the detrimental effects of sticky soiling including the nasty ballpoint ink. And it does help to release those tenacious dye-transfer stains especially on light colored leathers easily without resorting to unnecessary color refinishing. Its natural draggy-feel protection increases the leather resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reduces stretch, scuff and abrasion. It is also used as a scuff repairer, filling and concealing surface scuffs to improve appearance. The drag produces an unforgettable familiar sound sweet to the ears when leather is rubbed.

Leather Doctorģ Leather Eraser-4
This is a 2Ĺ x 2Ĺ x ĺ inch foam rubber sponge eraser with a crepe side for effective dry/wet soil removal.

Horsehair Detailing Leather Brush-1
This horsehair detailing brush is ergonomically designed to be an extension of our hand with sturdy grooved grip, designed to produce an effective result easily and efficiently for many years to come. Itís recommended for all smooth leather, to deliver a scratch-free agitation cleaning. The length is 7 inches with a three row 1Ĺ inches bristles cleaning head.

PolyBrushģ
This is the 3Ē made in USA washable foam brush that last. Itís used for spreading the Prep-7.7, rinse clean and thereafter used for the leather Scent-B and Scent-D application to prevent overspray.

Washable Rags
This rag works like cloth, lint free and highly absorbent for extracting suspended soiling or for wiping the leather Scent-B and Scent-D during routine easy cleaning-protection application.

Refills are available...for more information email [email protected]