King Ranch Leather Topcoat Refinishing Kit K7.tc by Leather Doctor is for periodic topcoat maintenance to bring up appearance to a higher level of acceptance.
Leather is subject to friction wearing and becomes evident as accidental scratches, scuffs, and abrasion deteriorate from greasy sweat stains.
Protector B routine care reduces topcoat wearing. It imparts a natural buttery feel that cuts friction noise and friction wear of the topcoats from sliding in and out of seats.
The leather surface should be free of stains before applying the topcoat. Otherwise, the ugly of the blemishing will be magnified and show through.
Restorative cleaning is the first process, and typically degreasing is the basic as any greasy surface may be detrimental to topcoat lasting adhesion.
Degreaser 2.2 pH of 2.2 takes beyond surface degreasing and is also formulated for deep-penetrated body oil, grease, and sweat. Its pH value helps stabilize the leather chemistry integrity by protonating the protein fiber ionic more positively (+ve) while decreasing takes place simultaneously.
Acidifier 2.0 is the recommended rinse with a pH value of 2.0 and acts as a bleeding controller eliminating any rings when the leather dries.
Suspended body contamination within the structure that still produces a darkening effect may need the help of Hydrator 3.3 to move the colloid within the inter-fibrillary spaces through a consecutive wicking process by stretchable paper towel reverse transfer technique. This proven technique allows the soiling particulates to be trapped by the paper towel to be peeled off when crispy dry and then remain on the leather surface. An inspection with Eraser 4 removing any surface wick-up soiling will decide its readiness to proceed with top coating. Other soiling and stains such as blue jean dye, leather belt, plastic ink print, newsprint, ballpoint ink, stamp pad ink, sticky label residue, crayon, chewing gum, silicone shine, permanent marker, or accumulated soiling may require the attention of Prep 4.4 to do the lubricating, penetrating and suspending action follows with Clean 3.0 to removes the sticky residue and Rinse 3.0 to rinse to a healthy squeaky clean. All other stains are removed accordingly with specialty matching solutions before the topcoat begins.
Sun fading is due to the UV sensitivity of aniline dyestuff with loss of color. Heat affects fatliquor by escalating evaporation with diminishing the intensity of the color appearance. However, activating the dormant dyestuff within the structure to resurface and replenish the fatliquor for color intensity corrects color loss to a degree.
The dormant dyestuff is activated to resurface with Hydrator 3.3, and fatliquor replenishes with Fatliquor 5.0 with a consecutive evaporating cycle until saturated and let to naturally dry for extra softness.
Any surface residue is drive-in with Hydrator 3.3 to a healthy squeaky feel, let dry, and the surface is dry prepared with Eraser 4 before top coating.
Aniline Top 83G gloss is used first to amplify or magnify the color intensity with drying and optional sanding in between coats of roughness to satisfaction before adjusting its luster level with aniline Top 83S satin or a mix between to have a custom gloss to reduce imperfection. Application is with a lint-free towel, foam brush, or airbrushing for a professional result.
A choice of a protector with Protector D for the steering wheel and shift gear with a draggy non-slip grip, while Protector-B is a non-stick, rub-resistant protector that imparts a buttery feel, reduces noises that translate to less friction wear from sliding in and out of seats.