Vachetta Pro 1.2 by Leather Doctor is a dual-purpose low-pH specialty cleaner and low-pH balancing conditioner for restoring the common blotchy browning effect, especially on veg-tan leathers.
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What is Vachetta Leather?
Vachetta leather is vegetable-tanned also known as saddlery, bridle, equestrian, craft, or tooling leather, and can be found in bags, boots, wallets, and furniture.
Why did Vachetta Leather become Browns?
Vachetta when new has a pale biscuit color and when exposed to sunlight and UV light the natural vegetable tannins take up a suntan color just like our pale skin under sunlight.
Why Vachetta Leather Develop Water Spotting?
Vachetta is pH sensitive and develops water-spotting just like a litmus paper changes color. Even clear liquid with a pH value above vachetta leathers will make the tanning color fugitive and move out to the ring edge.
How to Remove Water Spotting?
Water spotting develops from any clear liquid that has a pH value above the leather. Even clean tap water or rainwater will spot this pH-sensitive vachetta leather. Water spotting removal is cleaned with Vachetta Pro 1.2 and rinsed with Acidifier 2.0.
What is Vachetta Pro 1.2?
Vachetta Pro 1.2 is a specialty cleaner with a strong low pH 1.2 value for pH balancing, cleaning, rectifying, and restoring the common blotchy browning effect derived from sweat, alkaline stains, and cleaning products, especially on naked unfinished vegetable-tanned leathers popularly known as Bridle, King Ranch and Vachetta.
How Does Vachetta Pro 1.2 Work?
Vachetta Pro 1.2 works particularly effectively in emulsifying general soiling in a gentle penetrating, lubricating, and suspending reaction to being towel extracted.
What Degreasing Product Works with Vachetta Pro 1.2?
Penetrated darkening body contact oil and grease stains are highly recommended to be pre-removed with Degreaser-2.2 in conjunction with white towel extraction if any. Vachetta Pro 1.2 continues to clean over the grease stain and extends to the entire panel or section without leaving a dry edge.
What is the Holistic Leather Softening System to prevent Cracking with Vachetta Pro 1.2?
It is important to note that the above-wet process is kept at a minimum 25% moisture level in each process in transition and only allows for a complete dry after Fatliquor 5.0.
Otherwise insufficient fat and oil content will easily accelerate existing cracks when dry. Fatliquor (fat and oil) content when dry at an optimum level should be up to 14% when measuring with a leather moisture meter.
How to Bleach Browning Effect?
Further overall bleaching with Vachetta 2.8 reduction-oxidation (redox) reaction removes the undesired sun tanning effect to a lighter color appearance.
What is the Sequence of Leather Wet Cleaning Processes?
A leather wet cleaning process is a continuous process where the leather is constantly kept at the lowest moisture level of about 25%.
This minimum moisture level is important not allowing the leather to dry before the final fatliquoring process with Fatliquor 5.0 otherwise existing cracks will accelerate, accentuate or magnify.
The optimum fatliquor (fat and oil) moisture level should reach 14% when dry to avoid the ill effect of drying without sufficient fatliquor. Fast drying will stiffen the leather and slow natural drying will produce softer leather.
How to Work with Vachetta Pro 1.2?
1* Concentrate in the bottle has to be cut/mixed with distilled water before use.
2* Dry soil removal prior to application.
3* Test clean with a cotton swab, and check for satisfaction when dry.
4* Spray and saturate with a horsehair brush for an even appearance and towel extract until it shows clean to the entire section without dry edges.
5* Repeat as necessary with a dwell time of 10 to 30mins or before it dries to work out the difference in appearance to satisfaction.
How to Work in Conjunction with Hydrator 3.3?
When almost dry at 25% continue with Hydrator 3.3 to an even appearance and towel extract.
How to Work in Conjunction with Fatliquor 5.0?
Before Hydrator-3.3 dries to 25% proceed with Fatliquor 5.0 with a continuous round before it dries until fully saturated.
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