Hair-on-Hide Boots Cleaner & Conditioner Kit Hb3 by Leather Doctor cleans and conditions the hair and hydrates and reconditions the hide.
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What is Hair-on-Hide?
A hair-on-hide is a full-sized animal like a zebra or cow with hair still intact. The hide is tanned as suede on the reverse side and is used as a rug a piece of upholstery or a pair of boots.
Why Hair-on-Hide Sofa Dries Out?
When we talk about hide that is drying out, it is actually the fatliquor (fat and oil) content that has slowly evaporated since they are volatile organic compounds (VOC). Placing them facing the direct sun, fireplace or heat source increases the rate of drying out.
Why Hair-on-Hide Boots Rip?
When hide rips easily it could have developed localized dry rot from unknown water damage. Dry rotting is a slow drying process in a relatively warm and dry environment when the tanning fatliquor (fat and oil) eventually dries out from evaporation causing the hide to become stiff, brittle, fragile, and easily rip when accidental stress is put on them. Dry rotting is preventable with periodic replenishing of the dried fat and oil content to keep the hide perpetually soft with strength.
Why Hair-on-Hide Boots is getting Bald?
When hair-on-hide ages with dryness of its fat and oil content the hair follicles lose their holding strength and hair falls out from friction rubs is the beginning of slow dry rotting. Periodic fatliquor conditioning eliminates baldness with increased holding strength. Routine cleaning of soiling and rub-resistant conditioning of the hair reduce breakage.
Why Products in Concentrates?
Concentrate product has an indefinite shelf life, does not freeze, have less handling damage, and save cost on shipping weight. Concentrates in the bottle have to be cut/mixed with distilled water prior to use.
How to Clean, Rinse, Hydrate, Recondition, and Protect Hair-on-Hide Upholstery from the Hair Side?
The answer is from this hand-picked holistic system of products . . .
Cleaner-5.5 and Rinse-4.0 system!
Hair-on-Hide Cleaner-5.5 is a water-based pH 5.5 mild disinfectant cleaner to reduce odors during drying time for hair-on-hide. It cleans gently by penetrating, lubricating, and suspending soiling through a chemical reaction.
Hair-on-Hide Rinse-4.0 is a pH 4.0 value rinse that works in sync with Cleaner-5.5 to remove suspended soiling and also functions as a pH balancer for all hair-on-hides.
Hydrator-3.3 and Fatliquor-5.0 system!
Hydrator-3.3 is a water-based pH 3.3 relaxing conditioner used before fatliquor reconditioning and also used as a surfactant cleaner to remove surface remnants thereafter.
Fatliquor-5.0 is a pH 5.0 ionic negative (-ve) charged micro-emulsion of fat, oil, and water conditioner for softening hide leather when dry.
Leather Scent Protector-B+ is a leather scent nonstick rub-resistant protective conditioner for the hair.
How to Work on the Hair side with Cleaner-5.5 and Rinse-4.0 system?
1- Dry soiling removal by vacuuming off foreign soiling with the help of nylon Brush-2, along the lay of the hair.
2- Cleaner-5.5 is applied and brushed along the lay of hair in one direction and cotton towel extracting suspended soiling until it shows clean, and continue with rinsing . . .
3- Rinse-4.0 is applied and brush along the lay of hair in one direction and cotton towel extract free of suds to a squeaky clean and continue with hydrating . . .
How to Work on the Hair side with Hydrator-3.3 and Fatliquor-5.0 system?
1- Hydrator-3.3 is applied directly onto the base of the hair with the help of a brush or a comb to part it. Application may be by direct spraying, dripping, or indirect transferring to a foam brush for better control.
2- The entire panel is saturated without a dry edge until a little moisture oozes out when pressed with fingers.
3- When the hide is still damp to the touch or about 25% total moisture content reading from a leather moisture meter, Fatliquor-5.0 application commences. . .
4- Fatliquor-5.0 is applied similarly to Hydrator-3.3.
5- Saturate until a little moisture oozes out when pressed with fingers.
6- Allow natural water evaporation to take place, leaving behind the essential fat and oil.
7- Depending on pre-existing dryness additional application may be necessary, until the last application water evaporation cycle, when the hide absorbs no more.
8- A leather moisture meter may be used to read its moisture content when dry, and an average of 14% of fat and oil content will contribute to the tensile strength of the hide from rip or tear.
9- Any sticky residue from Fatliquor-5.0 is rinsed off with Hydrator-3.3 to reduce soiling attraction or improve appearance.
10- Spray Hydrator-3.3, brush with nylon Brush-2, and wipe off with a cotton towel until the towel shows clean and dry.
11- Let slow natural drying for extra hide suppleness.
How to work with Leather Scent Protector-B+ on the hair side?
1- Protector-B+ is shaken well mist sprayed evenly and brushed with nylon Brush-2 on the lay of the hair.
2- When dry thereafter groom again with nylon Brush-2 or a slick comb for the best appearance and it is ready for use.
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