Vachetta Pro Cleaner-1.2 by Leather Doctor is a dual purpose low-pH cleaner and low pH 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 Vachetta Leather becomes 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 leather has a lower pH-neutral point than most other tanning types between 3 and 5, and any solution above a pH value of 7 will water spots the pH-sensitive Vachetta leather.
What is Vachetta Pro Cleaner-1.2 Cleaning Specialty?
Vachetta Pro Cleaner-1.2 is a specialty cleaner with a very 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 Cleaner-1.2 Works?
Vachetta Pro Cleaner-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 Cleaner-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 Cleaner -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 Working System with Vachetta Pro Cleaner-1.2?
Vachetta Pro Cleaner-1.2 is used in conjunction with Acidifier-2.0 as a rinse and continues with Hydrator-3.3 and Fatliquor-5.0 as the last wet process.
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 and Metal Tarnishing Effect?
Further overall bleaching with Vachetta-2.8 reduction-oxidation (redox) reaction may follow for tarnish stains and 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 Cleaner-1.2?
1- Concentrate in the bottle has to be cut/mixed with distilled water prior to 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.
Which is the Matching Protector for Vachetta Leathers?
Use Protector-D with a sealing and concealing effect.