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    Default Bicast - Wet pool towel left overnight on couch

    A wet towel was left on the couch overnight. When it was pulled up, towel fuzz was imbedded into the couch. The surface was tacky. A store bought glow/cleanser made it look better but it just gets tacky again with any usage. It's just the seats. Nothing else is affected. It's a hand-me-down that I just want to keep a little longer. Not hoping for professional results--just couch usability. I am thinking magic eraser, degreaser, rinse and topcoat only. Thoughts?

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    Feb 2007
    Greater Vancouver, Canada.


    The alkalinity of the magic eraser will contribute some degree of tackiness to the finishes as well.

    Degreaser is a hydrocarbon formulation with a pH value of 2.2 will both remove all foreign residue and stabilize the topcoat as well.

    Rinse-3.0 has a pH value of 3.0, you will need 10 times more ionic power by using Acidifier-2.0 (pH 2.0) to effectively neutralizing years of alkaline accumulation for almost most cleaning solution is alkaline.

    Topcoat only will replace the deteriorated topcoat, however to tie up all those water element you will require Crosslinker-25 (a 10%) additional to guarantee all your work will not come in vain.

    Protector-B+ will provides a non-stick surface – thus a holistic system all interconnected.

    You may see that there are many similar sticky problem associated with Bicast leather as it ages in this forum.

    I have yet to learn that it did not work as promise.

    You may wish to reconsider your approach for a longer lasting solution.

    In this situation, without the Crosslinker-25 as booster for the BicastTop-76G, your effort may not be long live – the stickiness will prevail.

    Leather Care Consultant

    Bicast Leathers
    Bicast / Bycast leather is split leather with a layer of polyurethane applied to the surface and then embossed. Bicast was originally made for the shoe industry and recently adopted for use by the furniture industry. The result is a slightly stiffer product that is cheaper than top grain leather but has a much more consistent texture and is easier to clean and maintain. The use of terms like "leather", "genuine leather" or "100% leather" in relation to this bicast treatment is considered a misrepresentation and therefore not permitted in some countries. Furniture made with bicast exhibits none of the characteristics associated with aniline leather. With constant use, the polyurethane layer may crack and split free of its backing. Other common problem is the finish becomes sticky

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    Leather Doctor Kit B7 – Bicast Leather Sticky Refinishing Kit
    Leather Doctor® Kit B7, bicast leather sticky refinishing kit is an innovative system developed to restore finishes sticky problem. The sticky problem is often described from owners as follows. The finish gone dull on the seating areas and any material comes in contact sticks to it. The finishes feels a bit rubbery but after 5mins of sitting clothing were stuck to it. The location that suffers tackiness also reveals roughness to the touch. When sitting down and getting up, there is the sound of tape pulling and you can actually see a pattern on the couch from the jeans. If these experiences sound familiar then this kit is the answer. Stripping the surface contamination is done with Degreaser-2.2 and the help of Eraser-4 for better traction to removed surface materials. Suspended soiling is towel extracted and rinse with Acidifier-2.0. 2000-grit sandpaper is used to smoothen rough surface. A 10% Crosslinker-25 is added to the BicastTop-76G for extra finish strength from stickiness. Protector-B+ imparts a non-stick buttery-feel against sticky soiling; a rub-resistant against friction wear and diffuses a leather scent that enhances leather sensuous and luxuriously.

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