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Thread: Bicast Leather Sofa – Peeling and Flaking away!

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    Feb 2012

    Default Bicast Leather Sofa – Peeling and Flaking away!

    Hello, I have a bi-cast (fake) leather sofa that has some damage to it.
    It is peeling and flaking away.
    It is a matt, dark brown espresso/black colour with a grain it.
    Can you please let me know what would be required to fix this?
    And provide a quotation to have it shipped to Ottawa, Canada?
    Thanks very much!

    Here are some pictures of my poor sofa!
    This are pictures of various areas…there are 4 areas in total.
    Thank you!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Greater Vancouver, Canada.


    >>> It is peeling and flaking away.

    This characteristic damages is part of the leather end of life cycle, just like wallpapering, time to rip if off and repaint to give at a least of useful life. Problems associate with this phenomenon is the drying up the leather crust seen as residues from the reverse side that fails the adhesion. The contributing factor is this leather is without any surface rub-resistant protection put in place otherwise it would have last a bid longer.

    >>> Can you please let me know what would be required to fix this?

    Stripping of the lamination would be a starting point and may do so with lease side effects to the absorbent leather crust. Recommended that duct tape does a pretty handy job and best the stripping is done in that manner.

    After the first step is accomplished we shall discuss the restorative cleaning preparing the surface free of foreign contamination, rejuvenate the leather for suppleness and a new finishing.

    Recommended holistic system is with Leather Doctor

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant
    [email protected]

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    Leather Doctorฎ Kit, Bicast leather color refinishing kit is design for a holistic restoration approach to not only the finishes but also rejuvenating the leather crust for suppleness. Most of these repairs are for abrading damages into the leather split-suede crust.
    Most of these exposed areas may be contaminated with foreign soiling that includes conditioners, protectors, body oil, grease and sweat or alkaline overexposure from non leather-safe cleaners.
    A comprehensive repair for a long-term lasting solution will require a holistic approach to deal with both the exposed leather split-suede for structural integrity and surface finishes for aesthetic.
    A leather-safe restoration system begins with removing foreign contamination from the penetrated leather structure and from the surface with the proven Degreaser-2.2 follows with Rinse-3.0 to a healthy squeaky feel.
    A pH in-balance leather structure with alkalinity overexposure will manifest as tackiness, stickiness or in extreme cases sliminess. The ionic strength of such denaturing leather will need to be strengthen by protonating its ionic positive (+ve) with the help of Acidifier-2.0 until the leather is revert back to a healthy pH chemistry integrity.
    Penetrated soiling may be further moves with the help of Hydrator-3.3 by successive wicking process with optional reverse transfer technique and erase off with Eraser-4 for a satisfactorily inspection.
    Leather rejuvenating system for softness and strength is accomplishes with Hydrator-3.3 follows with Fatliquor-5.0.
    Surface uneven absorption is seals with Adhesor-73 to smooth out the suede and restore a skin to reduce the need for color over-coating thus increase its flexibility and stretchability from coating premature cracking.
    With Adhesor-73 as a base for adhesion promotion as well, it is ready for color coating with Bicast-32 an opaque pigment coloring to block out the unwanted based color. Bicast-76 is an aniline transparent color that gives the beauty of depth as the secondary coloring to simulate the appearance of aniline leather. And BicastTop-76 is a gloss topcoat that seals the coloring from bleeding, crocking and resistant to cleaning during the course of the leather useful life.
    Protector-B+ imparts a non-stick rub-resistant surface with a buttery feel, reduces noises that translate into less friction wear. As the leather surface is well lubricated it reduces compression when comes to heavy body contact thus reduces compressed creases, wrinkles thus prolong the useful life of the new finishes.
    Note the products suffix numbers denotes the pH value of the product.

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