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    Default Leather Doctor products on suede

    Hello, I have a Leather Doctor kit including leatherCleaner, leatherRinse, leatherFatliquor, leaterScent'B and leatherPreCleaner.

    We've been using these with our leather jackets, but is it OK to use these on a tan suede jacket? (see pic).

    I would like to spray the leatherFatLiquor and leatherScent'B on this jacket.


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    Dear Dan,

    leatherFatliquor also know as fatliquor5.0™ when spray on dry suede for softening effect should be first diluted with distilled water 1: 1 to 10 for darkening effect satisfaction.
    Wait until it is completely dry preferably after 24 hours natural drying prior to actual application to remove creases, wrinkles and restore tensile rip strength besides softening effect. (Stretch from seam to seam a panel at a time to remove unwanted creases. For very thin suede (less than 0.4mm thickness) with enough fatliquor and leatherScent’W™ or S you could go over with a light iron without steam on a wool setting to smooth out the crease and wrinkle – make sure your iron is clean otherwise glaze it over a thin paper).

    If fatliquor5.0™ is applied after cleaning with preCleaner3.7™ (leatherPreCleaner) > cleaner3.8™ (leatherCleaner) > rinse3.0™ (leatherRinse). While the suede is damp through, a fine mist fatliquor5.0™ is sufficient to achieve the softness you wish.

    leatherScent’B™ with a buttery feel in my opinion is too heavy for suede, leatherScent’W™ with a soft natural waxy feel also provides a soft natural water repellency may be most ideal, otherwise leatherScent’S™ gives you the best silky feel that transform your suede feels from sheepskin to lambskin or from goatskin to kidskin. The best method for spray application is on a horizontal level without drips onto the suede and brush a panel at a time with a suedeBrush3™. When dry re-groom with the same brush for a “silky finger writing effect”.

    The reverse side of leather is suede and nubuck is full grain leather buff off with 320grit sandpaper, therefore all suede and nubuck are technically leather. The average pH value of leather is between 3 and 5. All cleaners use should be between the pH of 3 and 5. Otherwise specialty spotter should be pH neutralized with acidifier1.8™ or basifier8.1™ accordingly to bring the pH between 3 and 5 of leather.

    For tan suede water spotting is a pH phenomenal under rain or even tap water. If spots appears with an outer dark ring. Spray with rinse3.0™, brush and let dry; the water spots should disappear.

    preCleaner3.7™, cleaner3.8™, rinse3.0 and fatliquor5.0 penetrates the leather and are therefore all leather pH balanced to work in harmony with its tanning agents, dyestuffs, fatliquors, and top finishes. These products works very well with leather (finished or unfinished) and suede (nubuck and suede). It will not cause streaks on leather finishes, ring marks when dry on pure aniline, nubuck or suede (even on very light pastel colors). It will not cause yellowing or browning as alkaline cleaners does or finish deterioration as solvent ingredient destabilized the binders of the color-coat and the top-coat.

    Roger Koh
    IICRC#942 LCT MTC MSR
    Leather Dcotor® System
    604 468 2340 (PST)
    [email protected]

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    thank you for the quick and detailed reply; very helpful!

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