Hair-on-Hide Zebra & Cow Rug Cleaner & Conditioner Kit H4 by Leather Doctor cleans, rinses, hydrates, and fat liquors the hide; cleans, rinses, and protects the hair.
This Kit H4 is handpicked to perform periodic cleaning, rinsing, and protection for the hair. It cleans, rinses, hydrates, and fat liquors the hide for optimum softness and strength, preventing split and tear. Additionally, it provides rub-resistant protection against friction rubs to keep the hair from breaking and maintain its appearance at an all-time high.
This is a 4-step holistic cleaning and conditioning process that comprises:
2* Lubricating Hair side with Protector S Plus system.
People Also Ask:
What is Hair-on-Hide Rug?
A hair-on-hide rug is a full-sized animal like a zebra or cow with hair still intact and the hide is tanned as suede on the reverse side.
Why does Hair-on-Hide Rug fail to Lay Flat?
A hair-on-hide rug that fails to lay flat is a telltale sign that the hide is starving from insufficient fatliquor (fat and oil) conditioner. Hide folding lines during storage or shipping, unnatural creases, wrinkles and curls developed as the fat and oil evaporate are some examples.
Why Hair-on-Hide when Wet and then Dries Stiff-up?
The fatliquor in the hide may have leached out when wet and when it dries too fast, due to the “Van der Waal' phenomenon in the drying process, the empty or insufficient fatliquor in the fiber structure is likely to result in stiffness as the fibers become stuck together.
Why Fatliquor Conditioner Dries Up?
The fatliquor content of fat and oil in the hide that contributes to its suppleness or softness and strength is VOC (volatile organic compound) that evaporates as the hide ages or is exposed to heat.
Why Fatliquor Conditioner Leaches Out?
Hide is an amphoteric protein material that is pH sensitive and any liquid above the pH value of 7 including water will cause the ionic positive (+ve) protein fiber to lose its ionic attraction with the ionic negative (-ve) fatliquor and the fat and oil breaks hydrogen bond and leaches out.
How to Clean and Condition both the Hair and Hide sides?
The answer comes from these hand-picked products as a holistic system to clean and condition both the hide and hair sides.
Suede 4.5 and Rinse Suede 2.3 system!
Suede 4.5 is a water-based suede sanitizer-cleaner with a pH value of 4.5 without the potential side effects like tackiness.
Rinse Suede 2.3 with a pH value of 2.3 works in sync to rinse with Suede 4.5 suspended soiling which also functions as a suede pH balancer to a healthy squeak by hand testing.
Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0 Plus system!
Hydrator 3.3 is a water-based pH 3.3 hydrator used to relax and plump soft hide fibers structure for better fatliquoring (fat and oil replenishing) before Fatliquor 5.0 Plus.
Fatliquor 5.0 Plus is the scent version of Fatliquor 5.0 to mask the unpleasant body odor, besides softening the hide when dry with suppleness.
Hair 5.5 and Rinse Hair 4.0 system!
Hair 5.5 is a water-based pH 5.5 mild disinfectant cleaner to reduce odors during drying time for the hair side.
Rinse Hair 4.0 is a pH 4.0 value rinse to remove suspended soiling that also functions as a pH balancer for the hair side.
Protector S Plus!
Protector S Plus hair conditioner imparts non-stick, rub-resistant protection with a silky feel.
How to work with Suede 4.5 and Rinse Suede 2.3 systems on the hide side?
1* Hide side dry soil removal with steel Hide Brush 4 brushing in one direction at an angle and exfoliating aging hide fiber with suede Eraser 5 followed by vacuum cleaning.
2* Suede 4.5 is sprayed, brushed, erased, and suspended wet soiling is towel extracted until new folding sides show clean.
3* Rinse Suede 2.3 is again sprayed, brushed, erased, and suspended wet soiling is towel extracted until new folding sides show clean and let dry to allow further wicking of soiling to the surface to be brushed, erase, and vacuum; ready for hydrating.
How to work with Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0 Plus system on the suede side?
1* Hydrator 3.3 is sprayed and brushed using steel Hide Brush 4 to distribute and be absorbed into the hide structure.
2* When the hide appears evenly with moisture saturation, staking, massaging, and flexing return the hide flat ready for fatliquoring.
3- Fatliquor 5.0 Plus is sprayed and brushed using steel Hide Brush-4 to distribute and be absorbed into the hide.
4- Fatliquor 5.0 Plus is repeatedly applied each time the water content evaporates and until the hide takes no more.
5- Fatliquor 5.0 Plus 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 flat lay.
How to work with Hair 5.5 and Rinse Hair 4.0 systems on the hair side?
1* Hair is brushed in one direction at an angle and vacuumed.
2* Hair 5.5 is used for general cleaning followed by Rinse Hair 4.0 in both applications with brushing and folding towel extraction changing sides until the towel shows clean and dry.
How to work with Protector S Plus on the hair side?
1* Protector S Plus is mist sprayed when hair is dry and brushed in one direction and left to dry.
2* The hair side is again brushed when dry to bloom.
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Updated on December 20, 2023 by Roger Koh