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    Default Zebra Skin Rug - Smelly!

    I have an unbacked zebra skin that has been wrapped in a plastic bag for several years. I want to put it on the wall but it smells a little 'sharp' and 'gamey'. It is in otherwise perfect condition. I am currently leaving it outside, hide up, to air.

    Martin

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    Identify which side does the smell come from, then we will know which side need more attention.

    Smell is also associated with the cause; airing may solve the problem follows with general cleaning that impart the classic leather scent.

    This kit is for general cleaning with the odorless Fatliquor-5.0 upgraded to the leather-scented version of Fatliquor LS-5.5


    Leather Doctor® Kit H4 : Hair-on-Hide - Standard Care Kit

    Here are the specialty products to match the cause of the smell


    Leather Specialty Cleaner (7):

    Leather Bactericide,
    Leather Fungicide,
    Leather Deodorizer,
    Leather Smoke Deodorizer

    Leather Doctor® d’Bacteria-3.7
    It's for Pigmented, Aniline, Vachetta, Nubuck, Suede, Hair-On-Hide and Woolskin leather types.
    This is a pH 3.7 aqueous biodegradable, odorless and colorless leather-safe bactericide.
    It’s for disinfecting and controlling pungent odor causing bacteria activities after decontamination cleaning.
    This product is also available in concentrate to be cut with distilled water at a ratio of 1: 21.
    Thus a 60ml bottle makes 1.39 quarts of Ready-To-Use product to save on shipping.
    Ready-To-Use packing sizes are available in 60ml, 250ml and in Quart.
    Concentrate packing sizes are available in 60ml (1.39), 250ml (5.81 quarts) and in Quart (22 quarts).
    Email [email protected] for prices.
    Preparation Cleaning:
    A thorough decontamination cleaning to match severity of problem is highly recommended prior to application.
    Instruction:
    1] Shake well, spray and agitate with leather, nubuck or suede brush.
    2] Inspect for satisfaction when dry.
    Options:
    1] Hydrate dried leathers – use Hydrator-3.3
    2] Rejuvenate to soften and strengthen leather – use Fatliquor-5.0.
    3] Impart a buttery, draggy, silky or waxy feel; non-stick rub-resistant protection with a classic leather scent - use Protection-B+, D+, S+ or W+.

    Leather Doctor® d’Mold-3.6
    It's for Pigmented, Aniline, Vachetta, Nubuck, Suede, Hair-on-Hide and Woolskin leather types.
    This is a pH 3.6 aqueous leather-safe non-phenol fungicide developed to kill mold growth.
    It’s for disinfecting and controlling musty odor from mold activities after decontamination cleaning.
    This product is also available in concentrate to be cut with distilled water at a ratio of 1: 10.
    Thus a 120ml bottle makes 1.39 quarts of Ready-To-Use product to save on shipping.
    Ready-To-Use packing sizes are available in 60ml, 250ml and in Quart.
    Concentrate packing sizes are available in 120ml (1.39), 250ml (2.9 quarts) and in Quart (11 quarts).
    Email [email protected] for prices.
    Preparation Cleaning:
    1] Remove, contain and dispose mold responsibly in terms of health and the environment.
    2] Remove remaining residue with Leather Eraser-4 for all smooth leather and Nubuck Eraser-5 for nubuck and suede.
    3] Clean thoroughly with Prep-7.7 for pigmented or Prep-4.4 for aniline follows with Cleaner-3.8 then Rinse-3.0.
    4] Sinking pits damages have to be physically removed during the rinsing process and an option for re-finishing after treatment.
    Instruction:
    1] Shake well, spray soak and agitate with leather, nubuck or suede brush.
    2] Let dry naturally.
    Options:
    1] Hydrate dried leathers – use Hydrator-3.3
    2] Rejuvenate to soften and strengthen leather – use Fatliquor-5.0.
    3] Impart a buttery, draggy, silky or waxy feel; non-stick rub-resistant protection with a classic leather scent - use Protection-B+, D+, S+ or W+.
    Note:
    Anti-microbial, just like anti-biotic is a course of medications; that has to be administered on an 8 monthly cycle to be long term effective again re-occurrence.

    Leather Doctor® d’Odor-4.5
    It's for Pigmented, Aniline, Vachetta, Nubuck, Suede, Hair-On-Hide and Woolskin leather types.
    This is a pH 4.5 aqueous leather-safe deodorizer.

    It’s for effective deodorizing of unpleasant human or pet body odor when use in conjunction with d’Protein-11.0.
    This product is also available in concentrate to be cut with distilled water at a ratio of 1: 32.
    Thus a 60ml bottle makes 2.09 quarts of Ready-To-Use product to save on shipping.
    Ready-To-Use packing sizes are available in 250ml and in Quart.
    Concentrate packing sizes are available in 60ml (2.09), 250ml (8.72 quarts) and in Quart (33 quarts).
    Email [email protected] for prices.
    Instruction:
    For extreme cases it is recommended to clean in conjunction with d'Protein-10.0.
    1] Spray d'Odor-4.5, let dwell 10 to 30 minutes or before it dries for effective chemical reaction.
    2] Remove remaining residue with Cleaner-3.8 by agitation and towel extraction.
    3] Spray rinse with Rinse-3.0 and towel extract until it shows clean.
    4] Odor mask with choice of Protection-B+, D+, S+ or W+.

    Leather Doctor® d’Smoke-4.7
    It's for Pigmented, Aniline, Vachetta, Nubuck, Suede, Hair-on-Hide and Woolskin leather types.
    This is a pH 4.7 aqueous leather-safe soot and smoke cleaning booster and deodorizer.
    It’s for effective removal of its sticky contamination as well as its overpowering odor when work in conjunction with Prep-7.7 or Prep-4.4.
    This product is also available in concentrate to be cut with distilled water at a ratio of 1: 32.
    Thus a 60ml bottle makes 2.09 quarts of Ready-To-Use product to save on shipping.
    Ready-To-Use packing sizes are available in 250ml and in Quart.
    Concentrate packing sizes are available in 60ml (2.09), 250ml (8.72 quarts) and in Quart (33 quarts).
    Email [email protected] for prices.
    Instruction:
    1] Dry soot and smoke removal with brush, eraser, vacuum or compressed air avoiding smears or scratches prior to application.
    2] Spray after Prep-7.7 or Prep-4.4 and agitate with appropriate brush or leather Eraser-4.
    3] Dwell 10 to 30 minutes or before it dries for chemical reaction to take effect.
    4] Extract suspended soiling with dry absorbent towel.
    5] Clean remaining residue with Cleaner-3.8 follows with towel extraction.
    6] Rinse to a healthy squeaky clean and until towel shows clean with Rinse-3.0.
    Optional:
    1] Rejuvenate to soften and strengthen leathers – use Fatliquor-5.0.
    2] Impart a classic leather scent with a buttery, draggy, silky or waxy feel non-stick rub-resistant protection – use Protection-B+, D+, S+ or W+.


    Leather Specialty Remover (9):

    Leather Urine Odor Remover,

    Leather Doctor® d’Urine-2.1
    It's for Pigmented, Aniline, Vachetta, Nubuck, Suede, Hair-on-Hide and Woolskin leather types.
    This is a pH 2.1 aqueous leather urine stain neutralizer.
    It’s for neutralizing the ammonia and alkaline phosphorus salt found in urine from “reverse-tanning” the leather.
    Prep Cleaning:
    1] Dry soil removal - use leather Eraser-4 for smooth leathers and nubuck; suede Eraser-5 for suede.
    2] Remove the protein component first - use d’Protein-11.0 with appropriate bush agitation and towel extraction.
    This product is available in 60ml, 250ml and in quart.
    Email [email protected] for prices.
    Instruction:
    1] Spray and saturate d’Urine-2.1 sufficiently deeper than the urine stain with help of brush agitation.
    2] Dwell 10 to 30 minutes for chemical reaction then extract until towel shows clean.
    3] Rinse until towel shows clean to a healthy squeak with Rinse-3.0.
    4] Control bacteria activities with d’Bacteria-3.7.
    Optional:
    1] Remove foreign contamination from within the leather structure – use Hydrator-3.3.
    2] Rejuvenate to soften and strengthen leathers structure – use Fatliquor-5.0 or leather scented Fatliquor LS-5.5.
    3] Impart a classical leather scent to mask the finish – use Protection-B+, D+, S+ or W+.


    Do you have pictures on both sides of the skin to help you see any telltale signs?

    Roger Koh
    [email protected]

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