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Thread: Vegetable-Tanned (Vachetta or Naked Unfinished) - 40 year old pieces that have been cleaned, rinse, hydated & fatliqoured. Looks worse & dried very stiff & brittle. How do we correct?

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    Default Vegetable-Tanned (Vachetta or Naked Unfinished) - 40 year old pieces that have been cleaned, rinse, hydated & fatliqoured. Looks worse & dried very stiff & brittle. How do we correct?

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    Please describe your cleaning process and what products you have used.

    Roger

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    I used cleaner 3.8, rinse 3.0, hydrator 3.3 & fatliquor 5.0.

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    Picture #5.

    The stain (grey color) has to go, work with leather Eraser-4 while dry to see how it response; work on the dark mark as well to even out the contrast.

    To remove completely - use Prep-4.4 and scrub with leather Eraser-4 follows with Cleaner-3.8 > Rinse-3.0.


    See some pictures prior talking about how to lighten the darkening effect as the next phase.

    Roger

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    Is the "grey stain" mark gone?

    Next step is to even out the contrasting darkening effect with d'Tannin-3.5; then continue with hydrating and fatliquor replenishing to follow to soften the leather.

    Roger

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    Our other major concern is the cracking. What can we do to correct/repair the cracking?

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    For aesthetic, it’s better to leave it alone, that’s my opinion.

    This is naked leather – there is no way to hide the repairs.

    Anyway, repairs can be done with a combination of Stucco-90 + Leather Bond-3D + Aniline Dye-21 + Micro Pigment-54 to achieve as close a color as you can.


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