Discussion in 'Leather Cleaning & Restoration' started by John fraser, Apr 11, 2018.
He will tell you and then prevent you ever telling anyone else.
The precise chemistry of cleaning products is something that manufacturers are unlikely to share because product development comes at a cost and they naturally do not wish to share the results with competitors.
That's all it really is, unless you infiltrate any Manufacturers recipes I will think you will draw a blank on the complete make up. The magic side of it I believe is the correct application, i.e. airbrushing which I think is a complete art on it's own, once you have the airbrush under control then the skill of your finished work is unparalleled. Whatever the chemical compilation of pigment or final finish I think is not to your customers interest. I do know where you are coming from though as the supply of stock items are limited, I do use LTT as a supplier, I do know there are others, and the U.S. are big in leather hobbyists etc. Tandy Leather is a good source of hobbyist leather goods, Angelous also. But unlike Carpet Upholstery cleaning the medium is limited.
. I mean what is the cause of some cleaners taking of the top coat and why.
The simple answer to that is the inclusion of inappropriate solvents either in the product used or applied before-hand (eg. Mrs Housewife regularly using baby wipes). That said, prolonged body contact soiling and the resultant bacterial action can soften some finishes, making them more vulnerable to damage during cleaning.
Picked up a chair today which I did 2 months back, and it's gone back how it was.. (Leather rubbing off), it's something the guys using in his hair but despite me telling him this, it's wrecked the sofa again.. i'll have to redo it and then tell him again why it's happening...
Mark did you degrease prior to the work?
One of the issues with customers is that if they don't change their habits after work has been done the same thing will always happen again.....a chance to give great care advice and upsell care products.