Auto Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Kit Af3 by Leather Doctor is a preventive, routine, periodic, and restorative leather-safe cleaning and conditioning system.
This Kit Af3 is handpicked to keep appearance and sitting comfort to an all-time high. The cleaning system is performed by Prep 4.4, Clean 3.8, and Rinse 3.0. The softening conditioner system is performed by Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0. And the protection system by Protector D for the steering wheel and shift knob and Protector B for all interior. Simple tools used are Leather Brush 1, Foam Brush 3, and Towel 5.
People Also Ask:
What is Perforated Leather?
Perforated leather is created by machine punching small holes regularly space on pigmented leather commonly found as car seats for seating comfort.
What is the Weakness of Perforated Leather?
The perforated leather exposed suede naked cross-section is more vulnerable to leather stiffness, creases, and cracks.
Why does Leather become Stiff, with Creases and Cracks?
The softness or suppleness of leather derives from its fatliquor (fat and oil) content in the leather structure. Fatliquor conditioner is VOC (volatile organic compound) and evaporates with aging or heat; leaks out even with water or an alkaline cleaning solution; when dry leather stiffs out, creases, and the perforated hole edges develop cracks.
How to Keep Perforated Leather Soft?
Fatliquor is the lifeblood of leather! Periodic topping up with fatliquor conditioner will ensure perpetual leather softness.
What is a Systematic Cycle of Care?
A systematic cycle of care includes preventive, routine, periodic, and restoration levels of care to bring suppleness and appearance at all times high.
What is a Preventive Care System?
A preventive care system is the application of non-stick, rub-resistant protection to increase the leather's resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reducing stretch, scuff, and abrasion with Protector B.
What is a Routine Care System?
A routine care system would need leather-safe products such as Sanitizer 3.9, Rinse 3.0, and Protector B.
A routine care system includes general dust cleaning and attending to spots and stains as required.
A routine care system neutralizing sweat or perspiration stains from shifting alkaline with Rinse 3.0 prevents the leather from tackiness.
A routine care system sanitizing the leather with Sanitizer 3.9 keeps a hygienic bacteria-free surface.
A routine care system surface conditioning with Protector B increases the leather's resistance to wet and dry rubs, thus reducing stretch, scuff, and abrasion.
What is a Periodic Care System?
A periodic care system requires more frequent attention to body contact than non-body contact surfaces, and the headrest and armrest get the most body oil, grease, and sweat.
A periodic care system is recommended before soiling causes damage to the leather finishing.
A periodic care system keeps leather consistently clean and healthy at all times.
A periodic care system cleaning product includes Clean 3.8 and Rinse 3.0.
A periodic care system conditioning products include Hydrator 3.3, Fatliquor 5.0, and Protector B to return the leather to the highest level of suppleness and appearance.
What is a Restorative Care System?
A restorative care system is the ultimate salvage system that removes accumulated soiling and age conditioners.
A restorative care system would require cleaning products such as Prep 4.4, Clean 3.8, and Rinse 3.0.
A restorative care system would require conditioning products such as Hydrator 3.3, Fatliquor 5.0, Protector B.
"Why the following Products are Picked as a Holistic System to Clean and Condition Perforated Leathers?"
The answer is . . .
Prep-4.4, Clean 3.8, and Rinse 3.0 system!
Prep 4.4 is a pH 4.4 water-based, heavy-duty preparatory cleaner that safely removes accumulative soiling on sensitive leathers.
Clean 3.8 is a water-based cleaner with a pH value of 3.8 for Prep 4.4 residues and cleaning, followed by Rinse 3.0 sync as an all-purpose rinse.
Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0 system!
Hydrator 3.3 is a water-based pH 3.3 hydrator conditioner to relax and plump soft leather fibers for more effective Fatliquor 5.0 top-up conditioning.
Fatliquor 5.0 is a pH 5.0 ionic negative (-ve) charged micro-emulsion fat, oil, and water conditioner for leather softness and strength when dry.
Fatliquor 5.0 on application, the water-encased fat and oil ionic negative (-ve) charged molecule breaks free when the ionic attraction between the fat and oil conditioner with the leather protein fiber.
The excess free water wicks out, leaving a breathing space behind for leather's natural transpiration.
Protector B imparts non-stick, rub-resistant protection with a buttery feel to reduce leather to leather squeaking noises. The scented version is Protector B Plus.
"Why Products in Concentrates?"
Concentrate product has an indefinite shelf life, does not freeze, has less handling damage, and save on shipping weight.
Concentrates in the bottle must be cut/mixed with distilled water before use.
How do Prep 4.4, Clean 3.8, and Rinse 3.0 systems work?
1* Prep 4.4 is delicately and thinly applied with a folding lint-free towel like Towel-5 to avoid pushing into the perforated holes and letting dwell for 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity of the soiling for penetrating, lubricating, and suspending the soiling, is brushed with a horsehair Leather Brush 1 before towel extraction changing folding sides until towel shows clean.
2* Clean 3.8 is sprayed, and repeat working with horsehair Leather Brush 1 followed by towel extraction and change folding sides until the towel shows clean.
3* Rinse 3.0 is sprayed and works again with horsehair Leather Brush 1 and repeat change folding sides until the towel shows clean again.
How to work with Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0 system?
1* Hydrator 3.3 is sprayed and brushed using a horsehair Leather Brush 1 to distribute and be absorbed into the leather structure.
2* When the leather appears evenly with moisture saturation, staking, massaging, and flexing return the leather ready for Fatliquor 5.0 top-up conditioning.
3* Fatliquor 5.0 is sprayed and brushed using a horsehair Leather Brush-1 to distribute and be absorbed into the leather structure.
4* Fatliquor 5.0 is repeatedly applied each time the water content evaporates and until the leather takes no more.
5* Fatliquor 5.0 top-up fat and oil are left to slow natural drying and before it is fully dried, staking, massaging, or flexing until fully dry will result in a softer leather.
How to work with Protector B?
1* Protector B is sprayed and spread with a lint-free folding pad, let to dry, and ready to use.
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