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    Bicast – Peeling!

    Considering how my sample is currently failing and peeling,
    do you think your product will adhere to my cushions appropriately?

    How long does it take to cure before we can start sitting on it again?

    If your product is applied appropriately,
    what would you say the life span would be before it starts to fail again under normal daily lounging 1 to 6 hours a day with potentially longer lounging on the weekends?
    We have no pets.


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    Recommended product system:


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    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/bicast-...r-kit-b8-cl-1/
    Upsized products from 60gm / 2.1oz to 120gm / 4.2oz are Adhesor-73, Bicast-32, Bicast-76 and BicastTop-76G. Standard colors available in Black, Antique-Brown, Dark-Brown and Red-Brown – please email [email protected] for your option.
    Leather Doctorฎ Kit B8.cl, 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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    >>> Considering how my sample is currently failing and peeling,

    It is more the failing of the leather crust that as it ages the fatliquor content diminishes or commonly known as ‘drying’ thus the contact or laminated surface exfoliated or detached during the constant friction rubbing during usage that result in the finishes failing and peeling.


    >>> do you think your product will adhere to my cushions appropriately?

    The leather crust has to be rejuvenated, that is by the Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 system.
    Hydrator-3.3 is used to relax and separate the dried leather crust prior to softening it up with Fatliquor-5.0.
    A soften up and supple leather crust will have more strength and prolong aging or cracking is the 1st step.
    The second step is sanding off some deteriorated finishing or residue from the lamination or may be the 1st step instead prior to rejuvenating it.
    3rd step is sealing the absorbent surface with Adhesor-73. Adhesor-73 will act as a micro pilling into the leather crust and becomes a stable adhesive base for the color coating.
    4th step is the ‘opaque’ coating Bicast-32 to block off contrasting appearance.
    5th step is the ‘transparent’ coating Bicast-76 that brings back the beauty of depth.
    6th step is Protector-B+ for reduce friction rubs to prolong the life of the finishes.

    Another aspect of strengthening the leather structure from cracking is to use Impregnator-26 for the below surface and Adhesor-73 for the above surface adhesion promotion.
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/impregnator-26/


    >>> How long does it take to cure before we can start sitting on it again?

    Curing will take a longer time than surface drying and 1 to 2 days will be sufficient just like other painting jobs.

    >>> If your product is applied appropriately, what would you say the life span would be before it starts to fail again under normal daily lounging 1 to 6 hours a day with potentially longer lounging on the weekends?
    We have no pets.


    Peeling from direct finishes application should last longer than lamination and has less chances of peeling.
    Peeling is partly due to poor adhesion and partly due to the leather crust surface deteriorating and tends to exfoliate by layers. Looking beyond peeling now is the possibility of the leather crust cracking and need to rejuvenated as discussed.


    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant / Practitioner

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