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    Bicast / Bycast Leather – Sticky Sofa!

    Hi, are you still in business?
    It's hard for me to tell where you are located, and if your products are still for sale.
    The forums for the Kit-B7 are dated many years ago.
    The web site shows a high price - don't know if there's any alternative shipping or something that lets me clean my sticky sofa.
    There are three pictures.
    How long does it stay sticky-free?
    It's pricey for me so I need to be sure it's really the right thing and about the result.
    Please let me know your advice.


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    >>> How long does it stay sticky-free?

    When the sticky issue is performed accordingly to instruction it will be good for another lease of useful life.
    Since you mentioned that “the forums for the Kit-B7 are dated many years ago” and yet up to now there is no mention of reoccurrence issue has proves its effectiveness to solving leather sticky issue.

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant
    [email protected]



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    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-b7-...y-topcoat-kit/
    Leather Doctor® Kit-B7, bicast leather sticky topcoat refinishing kit is an innovative system developed for bicast leather 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. This kit comes with reduced weight option to save on shipping thus the 250ml concentrate ratio for Hydrator-3.3 has to be cut or filled up with distilled water prior to use. This starter kit is design as a holistic system, optional adds-on and refills are available as individual bottles.

    Instruction

    Wet Preparation:
    1. Protect floor with plastic covering from overspray and drips prior to stripping accumulated soiling.
    2. Shake the Degreaser-2.2 to gel prior to use.
    3. Transfer to the Eraser-4 on the sponge side for normal cleaning and the crepe side for an extra scrub.
    4. Apply with agitation onto the leather finish to remove surface soiling.
    5. Suspended soiling is extracted with a lint-free towel or cleaning sponge until towel shows clean.
    6. Spray Acidifier-2.0, agitate with Eraser-4 and extract until towel shows clean again.
    7. When dry, sand surface roughness and ensure free of foreign material with 2000-grit sandpaper.
    8. Speed dry with hair dryer, free of residue and is ready for topcoat application.

    Refinishing:
    1. Crosslinker-25 10% is added into the BicastTop-76G to control existing stickiness. Empty the entire 7gm of Crosslinker-25 into the 70ml half filled bottle of BicastTop-76G and stir or swill it well. Once the topcoat is cross-linked, it is best to used within 8 hours, otherwise it will be cured hard and be useless.
    2. Apply by foam brush lightly to avoid streaks or use soft varnishing brushes for streaks free result or airbrushing for professional result.
    3. Steaks are corrected by fine 2000-grit sanding when dry.
    4. Use a hair dryer for speed drying in-between coats to satisfaction.
    5. Let it overnight cure before non-stick protection.

    Non-Stick Protection:
    1. Protector-B+ is applied evenly with either foam brush or paper towel and is ready for use when dry.
    2. For routine application, a paper towel is recommended to simultaneously extract soiling.

    Kit Content and Product Description:

    Leather Doctor® Degreaser-2.2 (120ml)
    This is a waterbased pH 2.2 high viscosity formulated leather degreaser. It is for degreasing leather of penetrated oil, grease and sweat stains from skin and hair contact. Emulsified contamination is rinse with Rinse-3.0 to a squeaky-feel.

    Leather Doctor® Acidifier-2.0 (250ml)
    This is a waterbased pH 2.0 leather acidifier to rinse and neutralize tackiness from alkaline contamination.

    Leather Doctor® BicastTop-76G (70ml)
    BicastTop-76 is a heavy-duty gloss topcoat design for bicast leathers. This is a waterbased fine particular size urethane-resin emulsion to protect bicast finishes with excellent toughness and flexibility. To rectify sticky or tacky finishes problem, an up to 10% of Crosslinker-25 is added prior to application.

    Leather Doctor® Crosslinker-25 (7ml)
    This is an auxiliary for refinishing topcoats to improve adhesion properties and increase top coat film strength. This is a high solid, polyaziridine crosslinker, without the VOC (volatile organic compound). It is super-concentrated and when incorporating a 10% to the topcoat it will significantly boost adhesion. By creating a tougher film that also ties up some of the hydrophilic elements.

    Leather Doctor® Protector-B+ (120ml)
    This is a leather scented, non-film forming, non-stick, rub-resistant protector that impart a natural buttery-feel. Its non-stick breathable barrier is essentially to shield the detrimental effects of sticky soiling. Its natural buttery-feel protection increases the leather resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reduce stretch, scuff and abrasion. It reduces friction squeaks that wear the finishes when one slides in and out of leather seats.

    Leather Brush-1 (1pc)
    This horsehair detailing brush is designed ergonomically to be an extension of our hand with a sturdy grooved grip. It is designed to produce effective result easily and efficiently. It is recommended for all smooth leather for a soft and scratch-free cleaning. Its length is 7 inches with a three-row bristle 1½ inches cleaning head.

    Paper Towel Rags (5 pc)
    This rag works like cloth, lint free, highly absorbent and washable. General application is for extracting suspended soiling or for spreading hydrator, fatliquor or protector. It is used for both dye and topcoat padding for smooth leathers.

    3 inch Poly-Brush (1 pc)
    This is a dense foam that resists tearing and shredding and carries more material. It has a solid wood handle that allows greater control for quality results. It is used for controlling and spreading fatliquor for a more even distribution.

    2000-grit wet and dry Sandpaper (1 pc)
    This sandpaper is selected specially for its ability to smoothen rough finish. Sanding is aim at the finish for better anchorage during refinishing. It is for smoothen finishes in between coating when necessary.

    Leather Eraser-4 (1 pc)
    This is a 2½ x 2¼ x ¾ inch foam rubber sponge block with a crepe side for effective dry/wet traction soil removal.

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