Auto Pigmented Leather Care 

Pigmented leathers are coated with opaque pigment that is further coated with a clear urethane topcoat which makes them almost non-absorbent.

However, rain and sun damage are often experienced when the water collected slowly seeps through the stitching rows.

It is also these stitching rows that are exposed to the element that leather dryness of its original fat and oil moisture contents evaporates from there.

When leather is dry stiffer and flexed or stressed it begins to develop cracks.

When the cracks meet up they will rip or tear under stress.

These stitching rows are the weak point of the leather and will need to be rejuvenated on a periodic basis into the leather structure to maintain its reap-tensile strength. 

Below the tensile tear strength of 1800 psi, the leather is venerable to crack, rip and tear. 

The suppleness of the leather translated to strength much depends on the fatliquor. 

Fatliquor is a VOC (volatile organic compound) and evaporates through aging or intense heat. 

Just like our engine oil will need periodic topping up as well. 

Hydrating and fatliquor topping up conditioning leather when micro crazing develops including the stitching holes at periodic intervals ensure long-term suppleness that prevents leather stiffness and cracking. 

Cleaning cycles are for appearance, hydrating, and fatliquor conditioning is for leather suppleness and protector is for the prolonging of the wear to the finishes. 

Use the leather problem-solving matrix for reference to match specific problems or levels of care.

Pigmented (P.a) Auto - Leather Problem Solving Matrix


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