Nubuck Care Kit N3 by Leather Doctor is a leather-safe system for cleaning, rinsing, hydrating, softening, and protecting Nubuck without any common side effects.
Nubuck Care Kit N3 is an innovative system for keeping nubuck at their highest level of appearance at all times, maintaining their pH chemistry integrity, enhancing their suppleness, and preventing premature aging.
Nubuck that faces the sun, closed to fireplace and heaters dries out its fatliquor (fat and oil) and dry rot sooner than the non-heat exposed areas that shrink, thus also compromising its suppleness.
Fatliquor diminishes through evaporation, resulting in the fibers of the structure being stuck closer together, causing stiffness. When flexed during use, this can lead to rips, tears, or cracks.
Nubuck suppleness is maintained with periodic hydration to plump the stick-together fibers and fatliquoring with Hydrator 3.3 and Fatliquor 5.0 systems. Thus, reducing premature aging against stiffness and cracking.
Nubuck surface wear is greatly reduced in preventive care with a rub-resistant Protector S that enhances a non-stick silky feel to shield against sticky soiling. Protector S Plus further imparts a leather scent to charm.
Periodic cleaning and rinsing with Nubuck 4.5, followed by Rinse Nubuck 2.3, for the body contact areas such as the headrest and armrest, help reduce greasy soiling build-up.
Restorative cleaning and occasional general stain removal are accomplished with Prep 4.4 before resorting to specialty cleaners.
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What is Nubuck Preventive Care?
Nubuck preventive care involves applying a non-stick, rub-resistant, breathable protector that shields the surface from sticky soiling, thus prolonging its high level of appearance at all times. It is recommended to apply the protector before putting the nubuck to use.
Protector S imparts a soft, natural, silky feel that enhances the nubuck, giving it a luxurious feel to the touch. Protector S Plus diffuses a classic leather scent that makes the sensuous nubuck even more appealing to leather lovers.
Rub-resistant ability reduces friction noises that translate into less friction wear of the nap.
This preventive care is kept in place at each level of the routine, periodic, or restorative cleaning cycle.
A simple spray and brush prolongs the need for cleaning heavy soiling.
How to Apply Protector S?
1* Protector S is applied and brush to distribute evenly and when dry brush again to raise the nap for a finger writing effect and is ready for use.
What is Nubuck Routine Care?
Nubuck routine care includes procedures such as general dust cleaning, attending to spots and stains as required especially the pH balancing of sweat stains from shifting alkaline.
Thus prevents nubuck from tackiness.
A routine non-stick rub-resistant protection after neutralizing rinse helps keep leather in a more attractive and healthy state while preventing premature wear.
How to Rinse and Protect in Nubuck Routine Care?
1st Step Rinsing:
1* Rinse Nubuck 4.5 is applied and brush with Nubuck Brush 2 in one direction then the opposite and towel extract until it shows clean.
2nd Step Protection:
1* Protector S is mist sprayed, brush to spread evenly, let dry, and brush again to raise nap and is ready for use.
What is Nubuck Periodic Care?
Periodic care is recommended for Nubuck to prevent soiling from damaging the nap. This will keep the Nubuck consistently clean and healthy. Body contact areas require more frequent attention than unused areas. The headrest, handrest, and handles are particularly affected by body oil and sweat contact.
How to Perform a Nubuck Periodic Care?
1st Step - General Cleaning:
1* Nubuck 4.5 is applied and brushed with a Nubuck Brush 2, ensuring a uniform application over the entire surface, one section at a time.
2. Towel extract until it appears clean.
3. Any remaining residues should be sprayed and rinsed with Rinse Nubuck 2.3. Then, use a towel to extract the surface until it is squeaky clean.
4. Let it dry and inspect it for satisfaction. Otherwise, repeat the cleaning process as necessary or proceed to hydrating.
2nd Step - Hydrating:
Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the shrunk and stick-together, collapsing fibrous structure. Moreover, it is used to check for surface tension and blotchiness before fatliquoring.
1* Hydrator 3.3 is applied to check for an even appearance.
3rd Step - Fatliquoring:
Fatliquor evaporates as a VOC (volatile organic compound) when temperatures rise, especially from exposed surfaces. Periodic fatliquoring maintains its structural integrity and pliability, thus strengthening these exposed areas against stiffness and cracking.
1* Fatliquor 5.0 is applied in the same manner as Hydrator 3.3 and allowed to dry naturally.
2* Then repeat the application between drying until it is saturated.
It is left for slow, natural drying for extra softness.
4* Hydrator 3.3 is used to wipe the surface free of sticky residue and left to natural drying.
4th Step – Protection:
1* Protector S is applied and spread by brushing. Once it is dry, brush it again to raise the nap, and it will be ready for use.
What is the Nubuck Restorative Care System?
Nubuck restorative care is the ultimate care system that removes accumulated soiling, including aged conditioners. Accumulated soiling that fills creases is often mistaken for cracks. Prep 4.4 is used to perform restorative cleaning and works by a chemical reaction to emulsify soiling through its penetrating, lubricating, and suspending power. Detailing Nubuck Brush 2 is recommended to work into heavily soiled areas sufficiently to avoid excessive brushing that might damage already weakened nubuck on heavily used areas.
1st Step - Restorative Cleaning:
1* Prep 4.4 is applied and brushed with a Nubuck Brush 2, ensuring a uniform application over the entire surface, one section at a time.
2. Allow 10 to 30 minutes of dwell time before towel extraction until it shows as clean.
3* Nubuck 4.5 is used to remove sticky residue with gentle brush agitation and towel extracts until it shows clean.
4* Rinse Nubuck 2.3 is used to remove any remaining residue and to extract any excess solution, leaving the surface clean and healthy with a squeaky-clean finish.
5* Allow to dry and inspect for satisfaction. If not satisfied, repeat the cleaning process as necessary or proceed to hydration.
2nd Step - Hydrating:
Hydrating is essential to relax and separate the stick-together, shrunk, and collapsing fibrous structure. Its surfactants help check for any surface tension or blotchiness before fatliquoring.
1* Hydrator 3.3 is applied to saturate with an even appearance to relax the leather.
2* Let dwell for 10 to 30 minutes and towel extract any wick-up soiling until it shows clean.
3rd Step - Fatliquoring:
Fatliquoring by introducing fat and oil into the structure strengthened the integrity and pliability of the nubuck from stiffness and cracking.
1* Fatliquor 5.0 is applied in like manner as Hydrator 3.3 and let dry naturally.
2* Repeat application in between drying until fully saturated.
3* The nubuck is left for slow natural drying for extra softness.
4* Surface strays are wiped with Hydrator 3.3 to free of sticky residue.
4th Step - Protection:
Protector S is mist sprayed, spread with lint lint-free towel, and is ready for use when dry.