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    Default Saddle with damaged dye on the seat

    I am possibly buying this saddle, but need to know that I can repair the staining... THe previous owner says it's water staining, but it almost looks like mold damage to me... what do you think? Also if it can be fixed, what products do I need? Thanks!
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    >>> The previous owner says it's water staining, but it almost looks like mold damage to me... what do you think?

    From picture #2, I do not think that it is from water staining. Could be due to sun fading that show natural pigmentation of the skin. If it has a musty odor or smell than it is mold growth. Long-term mold growth will also result in deteriorating marks or sinking pits, where the mold draws it nutrients to flourish.

    If the hidden area has the same dark color as the spotting, then it is possibly due to sun-fading than mold growth.

    A better or higher resolution would be easier to identify the problem.


    >>> but need to know that I can repair the staining. Also if it can be fixed, what products do I need?

    Picture does not show surface damages on those spotting so a physical repair is ruled out.

    If there is a musty odor without physical damages to the grain then the recommended holistic sequence of restoration approach is as follows:

    1- Preparation Cleaning:
    Degreaser-2.2 > Rinse-3.0

    2- Mold Decontamination:
    d’Mold-3.6

    3- Leather Rejuvenation:
    Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0

    3- Sealing Coating:
    Adhesor-73

    4- Aniline Coating:
    Aniline-76

    5- Top Coating:
    AnilineTop-76 gloss or satin

    5- Protector
    Protector-B+ (buttery-feel) or Protector-D+ draggy-feel)


    Let me know if you need further help.

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant
    www.LeatherDoctor.com

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    Thanks so much, I'll order these! Is there a kit that would make sense, or do I have to get each item individually? I also live in Europe, so the low weight shipping option would be best...

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    >>> Is there a kit that would make sense, or do I have to get each item individually?

    Kit A7.cl would be the closest for your purpose, d’Mold-3.6 would be an add-on to deal with mold issue. Clean-3.8 would be necessary for the other side areas for cleaning up as well. There is a choice of one color; additional color to custom match would be an add-on. To control flow when airbrushing a 10% Thickener-48 add on to the color will increase its viscosity. One color of choice comes with the kit and additional color is another add-on. Closest color range would be from red-brown to antique-brown to match or camouflage existing dark pigmentation.


    >>> I also live in Europe, so the low weight shipping option would be best...

    Low weight shipping are those Fill-Up version and they are concentrate ratio that need to be fill with distilled water prior to use.

    Tips:
    Dealing with transparent aniline dyestuff in this situation has to be the surface “coating” types Aniline-76. This coating dyestuff allows better control to level up base color difference. However, it is highly recommend that color matching is necessary with trial practice prior to actual application.




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    Leather Doctor Kit A7.cl – Aniline Leather Dye Refinishing Kit
    Leather Doctor® Kit A7.cl, aniline leather dye refinishing kit is designed for dyestuff and topcoat refinishing from the simple sunlight fading to the severely sweat damages from body oil and grease. Most severely penetrated, prolonged and neglected stains show a darkening effect with a sticky feel have its topcoat and dyestuff probably deteriorated by the sweat. When the stain feels sticky, it is a sign of leather denaturing and reverting to rawhide from breaking of bonds with the tanning agent. When sign of color is transfer to a white towel, it indicates that the dyestuff has also break bonds with the protein fiber. When leather is stiff or shows signs of whitish residue migrating, it shows that the fatliquor is breaking bonds as well with the protein fiber. The main component of the leather protein fiber is amphoteric while the other constituents are not; shifting of the pH mainly caused from sweat to alkalinity affects the pH imbalance. To revert from denaturing into rawhide prior to topcoat refinishing, contaminated alkaline soiling is removed with Degreaser-2.2, a waterbased (pH 2.2) multifunctional degreaser that emulsifies greasy contamination besides controlling dye bleeding and charging the protein fiber ionic positive for strengthening the attraction between the ionic negative tanning agent, dyestuff and fatliquor. Deflocculated and suspended soiling is towel extracted, thereafter rinse and pH balanced with Acidifier-2.0 to prevent the leather from reverting to rawhide. When leather feels sticky or slimy it is a sign of leather denaturing, a squeaky feel when wet is a sign of a healthy leather. Hydrator-3.3 relaxes stiff leathers and removes surface tension free from surface blotchiness prior to fat and oil replenishing. Fat and oil is replenished with Fatliquor-5.0 to rejuvenate the leather for the desired suppleness when dry. Custom redyeing commences prior to topcoat refinishing. Protector-B+ imparts a non-stick rub-resistant protection with a buttery-feel that shield against sticky soiling and reduce friction noises. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this holistic leather-safe aniline leathers dyestuff and topcoat refinishing system.

    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/servlet...t-A7.cl/Detail

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant
    www.LeatherDoctor.com

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    Hi Roger,
    I have tried to order on your website, but I can't figure out how to ship internationally, or where to specify my color choice... Do you have a number I could reach you at? Thanks!

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    Thanks

    Email me: [email protected]

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